Make life worth living

Nick Hedges’ photographs for Shelter 1969-72

Children playing in an abandoned tenement Maryhill 1971

Children playing in an abandoned tenement Maryhill 1971

Photographer's Notes

The tenements face onto Maryhill Road, and this side of the block was made up of fairly prosperous shops, chain stores like ‘Boots’, but you just dived through a passage way and in ten paces you were in another world. Children playing amongst the cinders and refuse of several hundred tenement flats. I’ve never seem slums quite like this – in such number.

Nick Hedges
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