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Old photos: British slums in 1970
2024/06/05

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From 1969 to 1972, British photographer Nick Hedges photographed life in Salford, Greater Manchester. Employed by the housing charity Shelter, Nick travelled around England and Scotland documenting life in the slums.

Children in Salford, 1969.

Salford is a city and metropolitan area in Greater Manchester, England. It extends westwards and includes the towns of Eccles, Worsley, Swindon, Walkden, Little Hulton and Ilam.

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The city has a population of 245,600 and is governed by the Salford Civic Centre in Swindon. Due to historical reasons, there are many slums there.

A young girl takes her little sister for a walk, surrounded by old houses, in Salford, 1969.

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In 1969, a Salford lad "attacked" a photographer.

The Council Laundry in Salford, 1969.

The Council Laundry in Salford, 1969.

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