Photos Of Slum Life And Squalor In Newcastle 1969-72

From 1969 to 1972, photographer Nick Hedges took pictures of life in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 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?

 

Mother and son reflected in mirror West End Newcastle upon Tyne 1971

Mother and son reflected in mirror West End Newcastle upon Tyne 1971

Mother and family Newcastle upon Tyne

Mother and family Newcastle upon Tyne

Street of terraced housing Newcastle upon Tyne 1969

Street of terraced housing Newcastle upon Tyne 1969

Child in his living room Newcastle 1971

Children playing in a derelict playground, Newcastle upon Tyne 1971

Children playing in a derelict playground, Newcastle upon Tyne 1971

Children walking home on a council estate Newcastle upon Tyne 1972

Children walking home on a council estate Newcastle upon Tyne 1972

Derelict playground, Newcastle upon Tyne 1971

Derelict playground, Newcastle upon Tyne 1971

Families wlking across slum clearance site Newcastle upon Tyne 1972

Families wlking across slum clearance site Newcastle upon Tyne 1972

Family in slum housing Newcastle upon Tyne 1971

Family in slum housing Newcastle upon Tyne 1971

Family living in slum housing Newcastle's West End 1971

Family living in slum housing Newcastle’s West End 1971

Living room of a Newcastle house 1971

Living room of a Newcastle house 1971

Mother and child Newcastle 1971

Mother and child Newcastle 1971

Mrs Moran's icons, 1971

Mrs Moran’s icons, 1971

Newcastle housewife 1971

Newcastle housewife 1971

Street games Newcastle upon Tyne 1971

Street games Newcastle upon Tyne 1971

The result of dangerous play, the little boy fell on a rusty nail which punctured his liver, Newcastle 1971

The result of dangerous play, the little boy fell on a rusty nail which punctured his liver, Newcastle 1971

Unemployed son Newcastle upon Tyne 1971

Unemployed son Newcastle upon Tyne 1971

Unemployed son West End Newcastle upon Tyne, 1971

Unemployed son West End Newcastle upon Tyne, 1971

Children playing in Newcastle's West End 1971

Children playing in Newcastle’s West End 1971

Family living in slum housing, West End, Newcastle upon Tyne

Family living in slum housing, West End, Newcastle upon Tyne

Family living in slum property Newcastle 1971

Family living in slum property Newcastle 1971

Mother and child Newcastle West End 1971

Mother and child Newcastle West End 1971

Newcastle housewife in her kitchen 1972

Newcastle housewife in her kitchen 1972

Newcastle housewife with son and daughter 1971

Newcastle housewife with son and daughter 1971

Retired seaman living in a Newcastle multilet 1971

Retired seaman living in a Newcastle multilet 1971

Dangerous play in unsecured derelict houses Newcastle, 1971

Dangerous play in unsecured derelict houses Newcastle, 1971

Dangerous play in unsecured derelict houses Newcastle, 1971

Dangerous play in unsecured derelict houses Newcastle, 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.