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How did the Victorians spend their leisure time?

Victorian life could be busy but Victorians liked to make good use of their leisure time by playing games and sports and going on day trips and holidays. The ways in which people could entertain themselves varied depending on whether they were rich or poor, male or female.

The people living on the Baileys in Durham were mainly upper middle-class families and so would have had greater choice when deciding what to do on their days off. People living in other areas of Durham would have had less choice.

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