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‘Mr Charles Booth and London Social Problems’ – Newspaper Report from 1904

A newspaper story reporting on the problems encountered by Charles Booth while making his colour-coded map of  London’s social classes, from 1886 to 1903

As we’ve really enjoyed watching the BBC2 TV programme, ‘The Secret History of Our Streets’, we thought we’d post a story about the work of Charles Booth.

As this report of a court case demonstrates, making his social class map of London was certainly no easy task!

One can imagine that many of the London estate agents of today would probably not allow such a map to be made so widely available to the public…

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newspaper report on the work of Charles Booth in London

Derby Daily Telegraph – Wednesday 9 March 1904

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