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Photos from the 60's, Manchester, UK

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by christilou, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. PJacobs

    PJacobs SC Veteran

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    Paul
    Awesome shots. Thanks!
     
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  2. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    great
    thanks
     
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  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Humans are pretty resilient. I'm surprised by how joyful the images are despite the fact that they are living in rubble
     
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  4. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
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    Antonio
    Thank you for sharing this.
     
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  5. PJacobs

    PJacobs SC Veteran

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    Paul
    Indeed, thanks to the kids maybe.
     
  6. Briar

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    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    I'm heading home, may have to take my temperature, must be coming down with something as I loved the colour ones. Black and white ones were good too, but wow, the colour ones make it feel like yesterday even though I was still waiting to be made then! Thanks for sharing.
     
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  7. gryphon1911

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    Andrew
    Good stuff!
     
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  8. porchard

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    Fascinating photos of a very different time, and the photographer had an interesting tale to tell.

    However, as an aside (at risk of going a little OT, and perhaps inducing a sense of ennui in non-UK members), it's just a pity that the article perpetuates an old Health-and-Safety 'chestnut' i.e. that recreational activity is constrained by H&S legislation. Er, no... in the UK, the Health & Safety at Work Act applies (unsurprisingly) to the workplace... /rant over, and apologies for OT post.

    Good photos, though, and thanks for posting... :)
     
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  9. ReD

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    Mar 27, 2013
    If that's the case then no treebark / soft rubber around playgrounds and swings - perhaps there for duty of care & avoiding claims then?
     
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  10. Love these older photos. Reminds us that a good photo is more than the gear you use.
     
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  11. porchard

    porchard SC Veteran

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    Devon, UK
    Yes, I would think that's the reasoning behind it.

    There are also, of course, grey areas where the workplace meets recreation, and the responsible organisation has a duty of care, and all that sort of stuff. Not sure of the details as I'm certainly no legal expert, but I did pick up a lot of general information while attending many H&S courses during my career. :rolleyes-74:
     
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  12. Biro

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    Steve
    Wonderful photos - thanks so much for posting! One thing to consider when looking at these images is not just the all-too-real and long-term problem of poverty in England during that period of time but also the fact that the nation was only 20 years from the end of the Second World War. This was a country still struggling to recover from the devastation of war. It was only in the 1960s the first real progress was made on that front in terms of both the economy and infrastructure.
     
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