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1

How many people lived in Whitechapel?

30,000 (but 176,000 in the H-division area).

2

Where did the richer people live in Whitechapel? (e.i the businesses owners)

Whitechapel and commercial road.

3

What are two examples of the poor sanitation in Whitechapel?

-Pollution from coal and gas fumes which caused a smog which severely disrupted visibility and breathing.
-Poor sewage and unreliable drinking water that could cause typhus and cholera.

4

In 1881 how many people lived in what amount of houses?

30,709 people in 4,069 houses. VERY OVERCROWDED SOMETIMES 30 PER HOUSE.

5

What were lodging and doss houses?

Where homeless people could sleep in 8 hour-shifts. UNHYGENIC. 200 HOUSES FOR 8,000 PEOPLE.

6

What did the 1871 census say about Flower and Dean street?

902 lodgers in 31 doss houses.

7

What were the conditions like on flower and dean street?

Narrow yards, dilapidated houses, cramped rooms, poor sewage.

8

What were the crime rates like on flower and dean street?

High rate of theft, prostitution and violent crimes.

9

Which notorious killer was said to have possibly lived on flower and dean street?

Jack the ripper.

10

What was the Peabody estate?

Artisans Dwellings Act (1875) which encouraged slum clearance. George Peabody funded clearance and created 286 flats. Rent only 3-6 shillings. Average income 22 shillings.

11

What was the houses of the working class act 1890?

Replacing slums.

12

What was the public health amendment act 1890?

Improved sewage and rubbish collection.