News, events and discoveries of the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars history project.
Photographer Nick Hedges travelled from Birmingham slums to Glasgow tenements in the 1960s and 70s to document poverty-stricken Britain. He found families who slept with the lights blazing to keep the rats away, children sleeping on wet floors and mothers cooking over an open fire.
The Guardian is showing seven of his photos, the fourth one down taken in Sheffield in 1969.
The photographs are part of an exhibition at the Science Museum until January 2015.