Tagged with slum clearance

Birmingham Improvements

The Victorians often produced uncontrolled, unplanned towns in their rush towards industrialisation, which it took some time to remedy. In Georgian towns, they often just cleared a way through the slums and built fine new houses, or an indoor market. Where did the poor go? No idea, nor did they care. This is some more … Continue reading

Seven Dials Obelisk

This is from the Oxford Journal, 1773 The removal of that public ornament the obelisk at 7 Dials was not, it is now said, either from motives of oeconomy, in order to avoid the expense of repairing it, or from motives of Civil Policy, in order to disperse the licentious assembly, as has been represented … Continue reading