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Background to Underhill
Until 1862 a row of nine Tudor style houses stood to the left of the Market House in the space now occupied by the wide road in front of Costa Coffee, WHSmith etc. They were demolished as part of the works carried out under the second Ross Improvement Act (1863) to improve access through the town.
Now you will be able to see these properties once more, where they once stood.
These four supporting films, created by children from local primary schools tell the story of Underhill from the point-of-view of some of the people who lived there in 1851. The folks really did exist (we know that from the 1851 census, most of the content is made up but based on historically accurate information about the town.
The Boot Maker’s Tale
The Landlord’s Tale
The Maltster’s Tale
The Nailer’s Tale