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The District of Ancoats, Manchester
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Ancoats is close to Manchester City Centre and earned the nickname of Little Italy during the 19th century when many Italians migrated into the area.

Photograph by kind permission and © 2011 of Tony Rea, Ancoats: Little Italy website
Ice Cream cart, Ancoats Ice Cream cart, Ancoats
Ancoats in c.1870s Ancoats in c. 1870s
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© 2011 of Jessica Kayser

The Industrial Revolution played a key role in the growth of Ancoats and brought with it the arrival of Cotton Mills, Iron Foundries and Engineering Factories.

The area subsequently became densely populated; the poorest people living in cellars and others living in back to back housing with no private sanitation.

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