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Powerful Photos Of Manchester Slums 1969-72

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

 

Single man living in one room of multi let house, Moss Side Manchester 1969

Single man living in one room of multi let house, Moss Side Manchester 1969

Personal Loans shop, Manchester 1970

Personal Loans shop, Manchester 1970

Irish immigrants recently moved to Moss Side 1969

Irish immigrants recently moved to Moss Side 1969

Father and son on front porch of Manchester multilet 1972

Father and son on front porch of Manchester multilet 1972

Elderly couple left in semi derelict property, Manchester 1972

Elderly couple left in semi derelict property, Manchester 1972

Children in their bedroom Manchester 1971.

Children in their bedroom Manchester 1971.

Child at end of alleyway, Manchester 1972

Child at end of alleyway, Manchester 1972

Play on Manchester waste ground 1969

Play on Manchester waste ground 1969

Mother and young son Manchester 1972

Mother and young son Manchester 1972

Mother and son in Manchester kitchen 196

Mother and son in Manchester kitchen 196

Mother and her 2 daughters living in a substandard property in Manchester 1969

Mother and her 2 daughters living in a substandard property in Manchester 1969

Game of cricket on wasteground Moss Side 1969 71-5

Clothes drying in garden of Moss Side multi let 1969

Clothes drying in garden of Moss Side multi let 1969

Children playing in Manchester 1971

Children playing in Manchester 1971

Street scene Manchester 1970

Street scene Manchester 1970

Single man living in one room of multi let house, Moss Side 1969

Single man living in one room of multi let house, Moss Side 1969

Mother and toddler in Manchester slum housing 1971

Mother and toddler in Manchester slum housing 1971

Mother and son in slum housing Manchester 197

Mother and son in slum housing Manchester 1971

Housewife in backyard of Manchester terraced house, 1969

Housewife in backyard of Manchester terraced house, 1969

Family living in a single room Moss Side, 1969

Family living in a single room Moss Side, 1969

Colliery viewed through bathroom window Burnley 1969

Colliery viewed through bathroom window Burnley 1969

Childrens' bedroom Manchester 1971

Children’s bedroom Manchester 1971

Bedroom ceiling, Moss Side 1969

Bedroom ceiling, Moss Side 1969

 

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.