Photos Of Slum Life Bradford 1969-72

From 1969 to 1972, photographer Nick Hedges took pictures of life in Bradford, 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?

Mother and daughter living slum terrace, Bradford 1969

Mother and daughter living slum terrace, Bradford 1969

In a Bradford laundrette 1970

In a Bradford laundrette 1970

Girls at play, Bradford terraces, 1972

Girls at play, Bradford terraces, 1972

Football above the power station, Bradford 1969

Football above the power station, Bradford 1969

Father and child Bradford terraced street 1972

Father and child Bradford terraced street 1972

Family living in overcrowded accommodation, Bradford 1972

Family living in overcrowded accommodation, Bradford 1972

Family living in one room flat Bradford 1972

Family living in one room flat Bradford 1972

Estate agent's window, Bradford 1969

Estate agent’s window, Bradford 1969

Cricket on wasteground, Bradford 1972 452-8

Coming home from school, Bradford 1969

Coming home from school, Bradford 1969

Children and fence, Bradford 1969

Children and fence, Bradford 1969

Brother and sister in cellar of their Bradford house, 1969

Brother and sister in cellar of their Bradford house, 1969

Bradford back alleyway and mill chimneys, 1969 29-25

Boy in a Bradford alleyway, 1969 27-36

An immaculate range in a Bradford terrace 219-28

An immaculate range in a Bradford terrace 219-28

Mother and children with school photos, Bradford 1969

Mother and children with school photos, Bradford 1969

Housewife in doorway of  Bradford house, 1969

Housewife in doorway of Bradford house, 1969

Girls on a fence, Bradford 1972

Girls on a fence, Bradford 1972

Girl playing on a Bradford street corner, 1969

Girl playing on a Bradford street corner, 1969

Family living in an overcrowded property, Bradford 1969

Family living in an overcrowded property, Bradford 1969

Delivering newspapers, Bradford 1969

Delivering newspapers, Bradford 1969

Boy standing in the rain, Forster St Bradford 1969

Boy standing in the rain, Forster St Bradford 1969

Bot and bicycle on a Bradford hill 1969

Bot and bicycle on a Bradford hill 1969

Trophy for the street game, Bradford 1969

Trophy for the street game, Bradford 1969

Street scene by gas works, Bradford 1969

Street scene by gas works, Bradford 1969

Sikh boy reading a comic, Bradford 1969

Sikh boy reading a comic, Bradford 1969

Senior citizen by his hearth, Bradford 1969

Senior citizen by his hearth, Bradford 1969

Road subsidence, Bradford 1969

Road subsidence, Bradford 1969

Returning from school, Bradford 1969

Returning from school, Bradford 1969

Overcrowded family, Bradford 1970

Overcrowded family, Bradford 1970

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.