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The Shambles in York is one of the few streets in the country to survive from Tudor times. The buildings give clues to their Tudor past. They have wooden beams and upper floors which stick out. In Tudor times, most of the property along the Shambles would have been butcher's shops and this helps to explain why the streets were so dirty.
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First broadcast:
12 October 1998

Classroom Ideas

Children could imagine they live in Tudor times and act out a typical street scene. The clip could also be used to inspire pupils to write a descriptive piece about life in Tudor times.