Rivers clogged with excrement and decomposing bodies. Thousands dying of mill fever or horrid water-borne diseases. Food laced with poisonous chemicals. Factories vomiting toxic fumes changing the colour of the horizon for miles around. Rampant crime and riots on the street.
Is this Manchester today? Not quite. Relive the squalor, chaos and deprivation of 19th century Victorian Manchester from the safety of the 21st.