Living in the Past: Exploring Everyday Life during and after the Victorian Period in an East Midlands Industrial Town

Introduction ‘Living in the Past’ (hereafter LIP) is a voluntary community archaeology project that aims to investigate everyday life in and around Derby (fig. 1) during and after the Victorian period, by testing the potential of two largely untapped resources. The first consists of buildings originally constructed to house industrial workers during the in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (and earlier buildings predominantly occupied by working-class families and individuals during this time). Both standing buildings and the plots

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