What was Durham Market Place like in the past?

 

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How has transport changed?

Photograph showing St Nicholas' Church, c1850

Photograph showing transport in the Market Place in the 1850s. (DCRO ref: EP/Du.Sn 14/502)

 

 

Have a look at this photograph. It was taken outside St Nicholas' Church in 1850.

1. Make a list of all the different types of transport you can see.

2. How do you think most people in the photograph got to the marketplace?

3. What can you see in front of the church?

4. What do you think they were used for?

Finished? Now you have found out how most people travelled around in 1850, why not see how that changed.

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