Can you imagine what it would have been like to live in a Victorian town?
Durham's Palace Green and Baileys area have changed very little since Victorian times. If you visit Durham you can still see cobbled streets, tall town houses with attics and basements, lamp-posts, coal chutes and lots of other clues about what life must have been like for Victorians living in Durham.
Close your eyes and try to imagine hearing the clatter of horses on the cobbles, people talking to each other and the cries of the tradespeople selling their wares. Think about the smoke billowing from the chimneys, the smell of bread and other foodstuffs coming from the shops and stalls in the Market Place and surrounding roads and other, far less pleasant smells coming from the streets.
So what was life really like in a Victorian town like Durham? What were the houses and rooms like? Who would you have lived with? What clothes would you have worn?
Read on to find out the answers to these questions and more...