Children on Tenement Stairs ~ I know and understand that those were desperate times for many people but it saddens me even more to wonder why 10 minutes with a broom couldn't have made sitting on stairs and stoops just a bit more pleasant for those poverty stricken children - or anybody for that matter.

Children on Tenement Stairs ~ I know and understand that those were desperate times for many people but it saddens me even more to wonder why 10 minutes with a broom couldn't have made sitting on stairs and stoops just a bit more pleasant for those poverty stricken children - or anybody for that matter.

The Gorbals - Glasgow ... So they demolished all the filthy tenement slums and look ! ... They built these beautiful award winning prisons, oops, I mean flats in their place ! Shame on you Glasgow planners, you ripped the heart out of my city !!!

The Gorbals - Glasgow ... So they demolished all the filthy tenement slums and look ! ... They built these beautiful award winning prisons, oops, I mean flats in their place ! Shame on you Glasgow planners, you ripped the heart out of my city !!!

Children worked in inhumane conditions. Because of these conditions, nerve strain and eyestrain were common for young textile workers.

Children worked in inhumane conditions. Because of these conditions, nerve strain and eyestrain were common for young textile workers.

Bob Collins -- Second-hand shoes for sale at a market in the East End: c. 1948 -- High quality art prints, framed prints, canvases -- Museum of London Prints

Bob Collins -- Second-hand shoes for sale at a market in the East End: c. 1948 -- High quality art prints, framed prints, canvases -- Museum of London Prints

Assembly of Paupers at the ragged school, Angel Meadows, Manchester

Assembly of Paupers at the ragged school, Angel Meadows, Manchester

Workhouse children like my grandfather George Hill was raised in workhouse 1886 to 1898.. then off to the Training Ships.

Workhouse records go online and reveal British roots of millions worldwide (including Britney Spears)

Workhouse children like my grandfather George Hill was raised in workhouse 1886 to 1898.. then off to the Training Ships.

The images were taken over four years by photographer Nick Hedges on behalf of charity Shelter - and now an appeal has been issued to trace the children in the pictures

25 pictures that show brutal reality of poverty in 1960s and 1970s Manchester and Salford

The images were taken over four years by photographer Nick Hedges on behalf of charity Shelter - and now an appeal has been issued to trace the children in the pictures

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