Walkley History

News, events and discoveries of the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars history project.

Slum Britain in the 1960s

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.

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2014/oct/01/below-the-poverty-line-slum-britain-in-the-1960s-in-pictures

The photographs are part of an exhibition at the Science Museum until January 2015.

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About Bill Bevan

Bill Bevan is an archaeologist, writer, photographer and heritage interpreter.

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This entry was posted on October 1, 2014 by in 1960s 1970s Life.
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