Glamorgan Archives: Rich and Poor in Victorian Times


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Find out how rich people in south Wales lived in Victorian times, and discover how the poor Victorian people of south Wales led their lives. Learn what was it like to go to school in Victorian times, and explore the working lives of people in south Wales. Discover more about the houses Victorian people lived in, and the furniture and appliances they owned.

This resource was created by the Glamorgan Archives using sources including census returns, maps, photographs, school log books, diaries and much more. The teachers’ notes were written for Key Stage 2, however the resource contains fascinating source material and ideas that could be adapted for KS3 and KS4 learners.


Key Stage 2, 3 & 4

History, Literacy Skills


Learning Activity Pack

This resource provides learning activities for your students. It is one of a series of 6 resources from the Glamorgan archives for KS2, 3 & 4.

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Cyfoethog_Tlawd_Fictoraidd_Nodiadau_Athro.pdf (Opens in a new window) Rich_Poor_Victorian_Teacher_Notes.pdf (Opens in a new window) Cyfoethog_Tlawd_Fictoraidd_Delweddau.pdf (Opens in a new window) Rich_Poor_Victorian_Images.pdf (Opens in a new window)


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