Justin and Alex: Manchester

  • Population- around 10,000
  • Geography- Has many canals and rivers. Located in the northwestern part of England.
  • Terrain- Low hills and plains
  • Layout- Small village that was developing cotton mills.
  • Available technology- Oil Lamps (in the streets), and steam engines.
  • How did people get around?- Through canals, walking, and on horses
  • What did people do for a living?-Worked at cotton mills, fished, cabinet making, and shoe-making
  • What did people do for food?-Buy it from local market
  • How long of a journey is it to the capital?- 160 miles
  • How big did families tend to be?- The average size of a family was around 7 or 8.
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