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Have you got what it takes to slum it in the Victorian era?

LIVING HISTORY EXPERIMENT: New BBC series looking for groups to experience life in Victorian slums

THE SEARCH is on for families, couples, siblings and individuals to set up home in 1870s East London.

Their aim – to live, work and make ends meet exactly as the Victorian poor would have done.

They’ll be expected to find work, master old trades and sell their wares in order to put food on the table and to make the weekly rent.

Are you part of an extended family, a close group of young or middle aged siblings, or a retired couple?

Do you have what it takes to make it in a Victorian slum?

Did your ancestors migrate to the poorest areas of Victorian Britain?

Would you like to experience the life your pauper ancestors once lived?

Do you live in the streets of a Victorian industrial city, or an area that was once a Victorian slum and you’d like to explore the history of your streets?

Do you have a traditional trade that could be put to good use?

Would you like your family to experience the reality of life for millions of Victorian children?

Wall to Wall Media is casting for a landmark living history experiment that tells the story of what life was really like for the Victorian poor and how their plight changed our nation for the better.

We’re looking for strong, determined contributors who think they could survive life on the Victorian bread line. The series is due to be filmed over three weeks in Easter 2016 and the new Victorians will relocate for the duration of the filming to East London.

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