‘Little Hell’ and the Douglas Slums: Source F

A 1912 photograph of Seneschal Lane, in Old Douglas. Fort Street, Strand Street and the Old Douglas area were also considered slums, and identified as having poor living conditions.


Questions to consider:

  1. What can you infer from the photograph about living conditions in this area ?
  2. ‘Old Douglas’ was demolished in the 1930s. What problems would the layout of this area have caused the people who lived there?


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