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The Potters sell sheep trotters on the streets of Spittlefields.

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The series, which features modern-day people recreating 19th-century life in London’s East End, begins with the participants moving into an 1860s tenement that includes sparse rooms, a shared water pump and outdoor privies. They seek to make a living by matchbox making, wood turning and the rag trade, work once done by their impoverished forebears.