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Powerful Photos Of Glasgow Slums 1969-72

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From 1969 to 1972, photographer Nick Hedges took pictures of life in Glasgow, Scotland. 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?

 

At the kitchen sink in a tenement flat Glasgow 1970

At the kitchen sink in a tenement flat Glasgow 1970

View from kitchen window of Maryhill tenements.1970

View from kitchen window of Maryhill tenements.1970

Tenement courtyard Maryhill 1971

Tenement courtyard Maryhill 1971

Mother living with her children in an overcrowded single end tenement flat Glasgow 1971

Mother living with her children in an overcrowded single end tenement flat Glasgow 1971

Mother and sleeping child, single end tenement flat, Glasgow Maryhill 1971

Mother and sleeping child, single end tenement flat, Glasgow Maryhill 1971

Mother and her baby on the staircase of her condemned Gorbals tenement 1970

Mother and her baby on the staircase of her condemned Gorbals tenement 1970

Married couple in their tenement flat Maryhill 1971

Married couple in their tenement flat Maryhill 1971

Father and children Gorbals tenement 1970

Father and children Gorbals tenement 1970

Couple in a Leith tenement flat Edinburgh 1972

Couple in a Leith tenement flat, Edinburgh 1972

Boys setting fire to waste bins Gorbals 1970

Boys setting fire to waste bins Gorbals 1970

Baby sleeping by the drains in a tenement courtyard Glasgow Maryhill 1971

Baby sleeping by the drains in a tenement courtyard Glasgow Maryhill 1971

View of tenement backs Glasgow 1971 383-15

View of tenement backs Glasgow 1971

School girl in a Glasgow tenement courtyard 1971

School girl in a Glasgow tenement courtyard 1971

Mother takes her baby inside her condemned tenement block Gorbals 1970

Mother takes her baby inside her condemned tenement block Gorbals 1970

Mother and child living in a damp and semi derelict tenement, Glasgow 1971

Mother and child living in a damp and semi derelict tenement, Glasgow 1971

Father and child in a Maryhill tenement 1971

Father and child in a Maryhill tenement 1971

Children playing in an abandoned tenement Maryhill 1971

Children playing in an abandoned tenement Maryhill 1971

Children playing in a Gorbals tenement courtyard 1970

Children playing in a Gorbals tenement courtyard 1970

Children playing in a derelict tenement, Glasgow

Children playing in a derelict tenement, Glasgow

Child waiting for his parents to come home Glasgow tenement 1971

Child waiting for his parents to come home Glasgow tenement 1971

Child crosses a Glasgow tenement courtyard 197

Child crosses a Glasgow tenement courtyard 197

Boys delivering newspapers Maryhill tenement back 1971

Boys delivering newspapers Maryhill tenement back 1971

Unemployed colliery worker, Glasgow tenement 1971

Unemployed colliery worker, Glasgow tenement 1971

Tenement backyard, Glasgow 1971

Tenement backyard, Glasgow 1971

Teenage girls waiting in backyard of tenement block Maryhill 1971

Teenage girls waiting in backyard of tenement block Maryhill 1971

Sisters sharing a chair in a Gorbals slum tenement 1970

Sisters sharing a chair in a Gorbals slum tenement 1970

Play in a derelict Glasgow tenement 1971

Play in a derelict Glasgow tenement 1971

Mother and baby in Gorbals tenement courtyard 1970

Mother and baby in Gorbals tenement courtyard 1970

Glasgow tenement backs 1970

Glasgow tenement backs 1970

Father and babe in a Gorbals slum tenement 1970

Father and babe in a Gorbals slum tenement 1970

Family living in an overcrowded tenement flat Glasgow 1971

Family living in an overcrowded tenement flat Glasgow 1971

Children playing in a Glasgow tenement courtyard 1971

Children playing in a Glasgow tenement courtyard 1971

Children at play in a Maryhill tenement 1971

Children at play in a Maryhill tenement 1971

Child on a tenement staircase, Glasgow 1971

Child on a tenement staircase, Glasgow 1971

Child on a tenement staircase, Glasgow 1971

Child on a tenement staircase, Glasgow 1971

Child in damp semi derelict tenement flat Glasgow 1970

Child in damp semi derelict tenement flat Glasgow 1970

Boy negotiating flooded entry in tenement block Maryhill 1971

Boy negotiating flooded entry in tenement block Maryhill 1971

 

See more: 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