Source 3b

Trimdon Colliery circa 1900 (Durham Records Office D/Ph40/3)

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3. Look at Source 3 a, b and c. Look at all of the photos. Can you match the photographs to the correct place on the map?

  • Describe the houses in Rose Street
  • What piece of clothing did most girls seem to wear?
  • What seems to be the main form of transport?
  • What type of street is Commercial Street? Hint: The clue is in the name of the street
  • In what ways is Commercial Street different from a high street today?
  • Do you think that the people who lived in Rose Street were better or worse off than those who lived in Commercial Street? Explain how you made up your mind