Powerful Photos Of Slum Life And Squalor In Liverpool 1969-71 (Volume 1)

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?

 

Sisters in the interior of their house in Falkner St, 1969

Sisters in the interior of their house in Falkner St, 1969

Returning from work across clearence site Liverpool 8 1969

Returning from work across clearance site Liverpool 8 1969

Boy standing in front of his bed Liverpool 8 1970

Boy standing in front of his bed Liverpool 8 1970

Family living with gas cut off Liverpool 8 1970 280-22

Family living with gas cut off Liverpool 8 1970 280-22

On board the Liverpool 8 double decker playbus 1969 190-16

On board the Liverpool 8 double decker playbus 1969 190-16

At meeting to discuss SNAP plans for improvements 93-32

At meeting to discuss SNAP plans for improvements 93-32

A Liverpool 8 alleyway encounter 1970 284-3

A Liverpool 8 alleyway encounter 1970 284-3

At the doorway of a multilet Liverpool 1969

At the doorway of a multilet Liverpool 1969

Householder looking at SNAP plans for his house Liverpool 8 1969

Householder looking at SNAP plans for his house Liverpool 8 1969

Going back into class Liverpool 8 EPA primary school 1969

Going back into class Liverpool 8 EPA primary school 1969

Girls at a youth club in Granby St 1969

Girls at a youth club in Granby St 1969

Friends on their way home from school Liverpool 8 1969

Friends on their way home from school Liverpool 8 1969

Family living in one room Liverpool 8 1971

Family living in one room Liverpool 8 1971

Family in their kitchen, Liverpool 8 1969

Family in their kitchen, Liverpool 8 1969

Exhausted pupils in the classroom of an EPA primary school Liverpool 8 1969 187-11a

Exhausted pupils in the classroom of an EPA primary school Liverpool 8 1969 187-11a

Elderly woman standing amidst slum clearance site Liverpool 8 1969 10-4

Elderly woman standing amidst slum clearance site Liverpool 8 1969 10-4

Cleaning the pavement outside my house Liverpool 8 1969

Cleaning the pavement outside my house Liverpool 8 1969

Pupil in an EPA primary school Liverpool 8 1969

Pupil in an EPA primary school Liverpool 8 1969

Playground of an EPA primary school Liverpool 8 1969

Playground of an EPA primary school Liverpool 8 1969

On board the Liverpool 8 playbus

On board the Liverpool 8 playbus

Mrs Thomas and her daughter, 1971

Mrs Thomas and her daughter, 1971

Mother and her family living slum housing Liverpool 8 1970

Mother and her family living slum housing Liverpool 8 1970

Medical certificate for rehousing, 1971

Medical certificate for rehousing, 1971

Liverpudlians walking past an election poster 1969 Liverpool 8

Liverpudlians walking past an election poster 1969 Liverpool 8

Latchkey children Liverpool 1970

Latchkey children Liverpool 1970

L'pool 8 terrace frontage 1969

Liverpool 8 terrace frontage 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.