Hit the North

The gritty, grimy, brilliant north of days gone by.
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Iconic photo of Ena Sharples, (Violet Carson) looking out over the early 60's industrial landscape of Manchester. #CoronationStreet

"Coronation Street" - Iconic photo of Ena Sharples, (Violet Carson) looking out over the early industrial landscape of Manchester.

Children play in slum housing area in Hulme, Manchester, 4 July 1946, White, Daily Herald Archive, National Media Museum Collection / SSPL

Looks like a Lowry – modern life in the National Photography Collection

Children play in slum housing area in Hulme, Manchester, 4 July White, Daily Herald Archive, National Media Museum Collection / SSPL

[John bUlmer - Manchester (1977) Another image taken for Geo magazine]

North faces: John Bulmer's photographs of life in northern England

John Bulmer, The North 1960/1970

See a stunning collection of images by John Bulmer, a pioneer of colour photography who captured the beauty of northern England

COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE NORTH OF ENGLAND, 1960S – 1970S, BY JOHN BULMER See link for more pics and info: http://www.retronaut.co/2010/10/john-bulmers-north/ Sally ... Love the second one!

Miners, mothers and mill girls: capturing the changing North

tonguedepressors: John Bulmer Row houses in Manchester, England 1977

This photo pretty much sums up my childhood in Burnley in the Playing out on my own (after being kicked out of the house by my dad), mooching about on waste land next to rows and rows of bleak terraced houses.

Gallery: Shirley Baker, who died recently, documented everyday life in the UK with a fond eye, turning prosaic scenes in slums and seasides into quietly romantic images. Here is a selection of her finest work

Laughter in the slums: the best work of street photographer Shirley Baker – in pictures

Ice Cream Van on Terraced Street - Manchester 1965 Photographic Print by Shirley Baker

Children play in the alleys behind their terraced houses in Salford, Manchester. 1962.

Laughter in the slums: the best work of street photographer Shirley Baker – in pictures

Laughter in the slums: the best work of street photographer Shirley Baker – Children play in the alleys behind their terraced houses in Salford, Manchester.

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