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Venice Street, Anfield, 1974 in 2013 Blended | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Humour, Liverpool, Travel, Funny Images, Street, Pinterest Humor, City, Slums, Photographer

Still learning the ropes of Photoshop, and this took absolutely yonks, so I hope it looks ok - trying for a sort of 'remembered ghost town' look here! A street party to celebrate Liverpool FC's F.A.Cup win in 1974, but sadly that whole happy looking street has now (quite recently, I think) been demolished. All these photos can also be seen on my Facebook page... www.facebook.com/LiverpoolThenAndNow Please feel free to add any comments, corrections, additional info or memories you may have…

Jenna Neckritz
Salford, London, England, Old Town, Slums, Whitby, Manchester England, Victorian, Workhouse

Of all the terrible slums created by the Industrial Revolution, Angel Meadow in Manchester was the worst – a violent Dickensian nightmare ridden with crime and disease that even Friedrich Engels called 'hell on earth'. One of the residents was the great-great-great-grandfather of 'Independent' writer Dean Kirby, who tells his story here