Photos Of Slum Life And Squalor In Birmingham 1969-72 (Volume 2)

From 1969 to 1972, photographer Nick Hedges took pictures of life in Birmingham, England. Nick was hired by housing charity Shelter to travel round England and Scotland documenting the lives of families living in slum and squalor. Is this you or someone you know in these pictures?

 

Bedroom in Saltley slum 1971

Mrs Milne putting her children to bed Balsall Heath 1968

Mrs Milne putting her children to bed Balsall Heath 1968

Mother baby and wedding photograph, slum property Balsall Heath 1969

Mother baby and wedding photograph, slum property Balsall Heath 1969

Mother and baby, slum property Sparkbrook, 1971

Mother and baby, slum property Sparkbrook, 1971

Kitchen of a Saltley slum property 1969

Kitchen of a Saltley slum property 1969

Elderly couple left behind after slum clearence, Ladywood 1969

Elderly couple left behind after slum clearance, Ladywood 1969

Children in slum property, Winson Green

Children in slum property, Winson Green

Children by back courtyard of their Aston home, 1969

Children by back courtyard of their Aston home, 1969

Young girl playing by derelict property 1969

Young girl playing by derelict property 1969

Street encounter, Balsall Heath Birmingham 1970

Street encounter, Balsall Heath Birmingham 1970

Slum bedroom Saltley 1971

Slum bedroom Saltley 1971

Senior citizen living in condemned property, Winson Green 1971

Senior citizen living in condemned property, Winson Green 1971

Play in a derelict house Balsall Heath 196

Play in a derelict house Balsall Heath 196

Mrs Milne putting her children to bed Balsall Heath 1968

Mrs Milne putting her children to bed Balsall Heath 1968

Family living in overcrowded property Balsall Heath 1969

Family living in overcrowded property Balsall Heath 1969

Dangerous play Winson Green 1971

Dangerous play Winson Green 1971

Cooking on primus stoves, Balsall heath 1969

Cooking on primus stoves, Balsall heath 1969

Children playing in the gutter, Winson Green 1971.

Children playing in the gutter, Winson Green 1971.

Boy with pet dog Winson Green 1971

Boy with pet dog Winson Green 1971

 

We’ve pages dedicated to each city Nick visited: Glasgow, Liverpool (Volume 1 and Volume 2), Newcastle, London, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham (Volume 1 and Volume 2), Salford, Leeds, Whitechapel (London) and Bradford.