Photos Of Whitechapel Slums 1969

In 1969 photographer Nick Hedges took pictures of life in Whitechapel, London, 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?

 

Bathtime in the kitchen for Peggy Rump's daughter, Rothschild Dwellings 1969 43-29

Bathtime in the kitchen for Peggy Rump’s daughter, Rothschild Dwellings 1969 43-29

Child blowing bubbles in the street, Whitechapel 1969

Child blowing bubbles in the street, Whitechapel 1969

Child in stairwell, Rothschild Dwellings 1969

Child in stairwell, Rothschild Dwellings 1969

Conversation at the entrance to the Rothschild Dwellings 1969

Conversation at the entrance to the Rothschild Dwellings 1969

Courtyard of the Rothschild Dwellings whitechapel 1969

Courtyard of the Rothschild Dwellings Whitechapel 1969

Michael Rump holding his baby brother in the kitchen Rothschild Dwellings 1969

Michael Rump holding his baby brother in the kitchen Rothschild Dwellings 1969

Notice on wall of courtyard, Rothschild dwellings 1969

Notice on wall of courtyard, Rothschild dwellings 1969

Pauline and her younger sisters Rothschild Dwellings, 1969

Pauline and her younger sisters Rothschild Dwellings, 1969

Pauline and Michael Rump Rothschild Dwellings 1969

Pauline and Michael Rump Rothschild Dwellings 1969

Pauline Rump and her younger sister reflected, Rothschild dwellings 1969

Pauline Rump and her younger sister reflected, Rothschild dwellings 1969

Peggy Rump and her family, living room, Rothschild Dwellings 1969

Peggy Rump and her family, living room, Rothschild Dwellings 1969

Peggy Rump brushing the hair of her baby, bedroom Rothschild dwellings 1969

Peggy Rump brushing the hair of her baby, bedroom Rothschild dwellings 1969

Peggy Rump with her youngest, bedroom Rothschild Dwellings, Whitechapel 1969

Peggy Rump with her youngest, bedroom Rothschild Dwellings, Whitechapel 1969

Sign commemorating Abe Saperstein, Nathaniel dwellings, 1969

Sign commemorating Abe Saperstein, Nathaniel dwellings, 1969

Vic Rump and his eldest daughter Pauline, basement flat Rothschild Dwellings 1969

Vic Rump and his eldest daughter Pauline, basement flat Rothschild Dwellings 1969

View from a landing in Rothschild Dwellings 1969

View from a landing in Rothschild Dwellings 1969

At the entrance to the Rothschild Dwellings, Whitechapel 1969

At the entrance to the Rothschild Dwellings, Whitechapel 1969

Bathtime in the kitchen for Peggy Rump's daughter, Rothschild Dwellings 1969

Bathtime in the kitchen for Peggy Rump’s daughter, Rothschild Dwellings 1969

Exterior Rothschild Dwellings Whitechapel 1969

Exterior Rothschild Dwellings Whitechapel 1969

Going into the stairwell, Rothschild dwellings Whitechapel 1969

Going into the stairwell, Rothschild dwellings Whitechapel 1969

Kitchen interior Rothschild dwellings Whitechapel 1969

Kitchen interior Rothschild dwellings Whitechapel 1969

Michael Rump at living room doorway Rothschild dwellings 1969

Michael Rump at living room doorway Rothschild dwellings 1969

Pauline and Peggy Rump watching tv, Rothschild Dwellings 1969

Pauline and Peggy Rump watching tv, Rothschild Dwellings 1969

Peggy Rump drying one of the twins at bathtime, 1969

Peggy Rump drying one of the twins at bathtime, 1969

Peggy Rump frying chips in kitchen, Rothschild dwelings 1969

Peggy Rump frying chips in kitchen, Rothschild dwelings 1969

Street encounter,Whitechapel 196

Street encounter,Whitechapel 196

 

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.

 

Via: Shelter