Shocking Photos Of Salford Slums 1969-72

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

 

Teenage girls at dusk Salford 1969

Teenage girls at dusk Salford 1969

Salford lads 'assault' the photographer, 1969

Salford lads ‘assault’ the photographer, 1969

Mother and children dealing with the washing Salford 1971

Mother and children dealing with the washing Salford 1971

Mother and baby Salford 1971

Mother and baby Salford 1971

Housepainting after work, Salford 1969

House painting after work, Salford 1969

Children with comic in a Salford slum property 1971

Children with comic in a Salford slum property 1971

Child crossing waste ground Salford 1969

Child crossing waste ground Salford 1969

Street scene Salford 1970

Street scene Salford 1970

Receipts for rodent disinfestation, Salford 1971

Receipts for rodent disinfestation, Salford 1971

Pensioner crossing derelict land towards her home, Salford 1971

Pensioner crossing derelict land towards her home, Salford 1971

Half slum cleared area of Salford 1971

Half slum cleared area of Salford 1971

Terraced house backs Salford 1970

Terraced house backs Salford 1970

Street scene Salford 2 1970

Street scene Salford 2 1970

Street scene and corner shops Salford 1970

Street scene and corner shops Salford 1970

Street corner Salford 1972

Street corner Salford 1972

Salford back to back and terraced housing 1971

Salford back to back and terraced housing 1971

Mother in her backyard Salford 1971

Mother in her backyard Salford 1971

Young girls take baby sister for a walk, Salford 1969

Young girls take baby sister for a walk, Salford 1969

Street scene Salford 3 1970

Street scene Salford 3 1970

Municipal washhouse, Salford 1969

Municipal washhouse, Salford 1969

Municipal washhouse 2, Salford 1969

Municipal washhouse 2, Salford 1969

 

There are powerful photos of other cities in the project – check out: Glasgow, Liverpool (Volume 1 and Volume 2), Newcastle, LondonSheffield, Manchester, Birmingham (Volume 1 and Volume 2), Salford, Leeds, Whitechapel (London) and Bradford.