Homes for the not so rich
Between 1900 and 2000 the standard of living rose staggeringly - for all! Large numbers of council houses were built in the first half of the century to provide homes for the less well off.
After the Second World War there were big building programmes in bomb damaged places like Birmingham and attempts to create better homes for people. Unfortunately the resulting tower blocks were not popular.
But large urban renewal schemes later in the century saw renovation and updating of whole streets including the solidly built 'back to back' houses of later Victorian times.
How can you tell these Victorian 'back to backs' are drawn showing modern times?
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These Victorian houses have seen many improvements - electricity and gas have been brought to them. Bathrooms have been added.