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The BBC invite you to go back in time…

I’ve been contacted by Wall to Wall media. No, they haven’t offered to make my very own reality TV series (which would be called ‘One women and her obsession with fashion and felines’ obvs). They were in fact asking for my help in recruiting some participants to take part in a very exciting upcoming TV programme all about life in Victorian London. This is not a sponsored post, but in the spirit of full disclosure I am…

  • a) interested in putting myself forward to take part and
  • b) loved ‘Back in Time for Dinner’ which Wall to Wall also made, but mostly as I have a very soft spot for Giles Coren

There, now that’s out of the way let’s get into the thick of this new programme’s raison d’etre. The aim is to transport people back to Victorian East End London to experience living in a tenement at that time, in as true and honest a way as is possible. Just to paint a fuller picture for you, here’s an actual picture of a Victorian East London tenement…

East London tenement living. Image swiped from Pinterest with thanks

East London tenement living. Image swiped from Pinterest with thanks

So this is pre Welfare State, pre female suffrage, pre most home comforts for the general populace (including indoor plumbing), pre touche eclat and pre epilady. Although it will undoubtably be a challenge, if you do take part I think you will have a newly minted appreciation for pretty much anything and everything that you take for granted in your life, let alone a unique insight in to this amazing city of ours during a very formative period in its history.

BBC Victorian Living History Series needs you

I am so very tempted, plus I think I’d look good in a pinny and a mob cap…

Enjoy! Lucy

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