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Children playing dustbins on a slum housing estate01/06/62Taken from a set of pictures showing slum housing in post war

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MX1929

Children playing dustbins on a slum housing estate01/06/62Taken from a set of pictures showing slum housing in post war Britain. These pictures were taken to highlight the plight of many families in Britain who even into the sixties were forced by economic factors to live in slum dwellings. In London much of the slum housing was destroyed in the Blitz. However, other British cities particularly in the North and Midlands had large scale housing problems. After the WW2 much of the rebuilding concentrated on the South East as it had been hit hardest by the Luftwaffe. However, these cities with existing and pressing housing problems were to an extent left alone. As a result local councils couldn't afford to clear away neglected and cramped properties. Slum housing was often poorly heated and ventilated, structurally unsound, very cramped (a condition worsened by the fact that they were often inhabited by large families) and often isolated from services and amenities.WW2

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Color Black & White
Keywords corec,core14,childhood,children,dustbins,playing,1960s,poor,poverty,slums
Credit Mirrorpix / GIW Photos
Exact Date Jan 5, 2062
Year 1962
Model Released No
Property Released No

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Image ID:
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