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Powerful Photos Of Slum Life And Squalor In Liverpool 1969-71 (Volume 2)

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From 1969 to 1971, photographer Nick Hedges took pictures of life in Liverpool. 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?

 

Young lad on the corner of a Liverpool 8 street, 1969

Young lad on the corner of a Liverpool 8 street, 1969

Woman sticking anti burglar glass onto back wall of house Liverpool 8 1971

Woman sticking anti burglar glass onto back wall of house Liverpool 8 1971

OAP in the kitchen of his house Liverpool 8 1969

OAP in the kitchen of his house Liverpool 8 1969

Mrs Ditchfield and her daughter living in cellar of multi let house, 1969

Mrs Ditchfield and her daughter living in cellar of multi let house, 1969

Mr Owen and his family living in a semi derelict house, 1969

Mr Owen and his family living in a semi derelict house, 1969

Mother and daughter Liverpool 8 1969

Mother and daughter Liverpool 8 1969

Mother and daughter in their cellar flat Liverpool 8 1969

Mother and daughter in their cellar flat Liverpool 8 1969

Mother and children living in slum housing Liverpool 8 1970

Mother and children living in slum housing Liverpool 8 1970

Mother and 3 children in multi let house, 1970

Mother and 3 children in multi let house, 1970

Looking at SNAP plans for house conversion, 1969

Looking at SNAP plans for house conversion, 1969

Liverpool sisters slum bathroom Toxteth 1969

Liverpool sisters slum bathroom Toxteth 1969

Last block standing in Faulkner St Liverpool 1969

Last block standing in Faulkner St Liverpool 1969

Kitchen on stairs, Liverpool 8 1969

Kitchen on stairs, Liverpool 8 1969

Kitchen in a Liverpool multilet 1969

Kitchen in a Liverpool multilet 1969

Ken Dodd with the crowd openiing a SNAP showhouse Liverpool 8 1969

Ken Dodd with the crowd opening a SNAP showhouse Liverpool 8 1969

Ken Dodd opening a SNAP showhouse Liverpool 8 1969

Ken Dodd opening a SNAP showhouse Liverpool 8 1969

Interior of Liverpool 8 youth club 1969

Interior of Liverpool 8 youth club 1969

Frontage of terraced house saved by SNAP project Liverpool 8 1969

Father and daughter on the front step of their house Liverpool 8 1969

Father and daughter on the front step of their house Liverpool 8 1969

Family living without running water Liverpool 8 1971

Family living without running water Liverpool 8 1971

Family living in one room Liverpool 8 1970

Family living in one room Liverpool 8 1970

Exterior of condemned property Liverpool 8, 1969

Exterior of condemned property Liverpool 8, 1969

Children in playground of Educational Priority Area school, 1969

Children in playground of Educational Priority Area school, 1969

Bedroom of a grossly overcrowded house in Liverpool 8 1971

Bedroom of a grossly overcrowded house in Liverpool 8 1971

Baby propped in window of Liverpool 8 house 1969

Baby propped in window of Liverpool 8 house 1969

At the opening of a SNAP showhouse Liverpool 8 1969

At the opening of a SNAP showhouse Liverpool 8 1969

At the entrance to a Liverpool 8 youth club 1969

At the entrance to a Liverpool 8 youth club 1969

Liverpool 8

Liverpool 8

A corner conversation Liverpool 8 1969

A corner conversation Liverpool 8 1969

Landlady's notices multi let Liverpool 8 1969

Landlady’s notices multi let Liverpool 8 1969

Young mothers in a hostel for unmarried mothers, 1969

Young mothers in a hostel for unmarried mothers, 1969

The window of a shop in Granby St

The window of a shop in Granby St

erminally ill woman living in single room of a multi let house, 1969

Terminally ill woman living in single room of a multi let house, 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.