Set up in 1977, the North West Film Archive preserves moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria and offers a variety of access services to users in the public, academic and commercial sectors.
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Cranes and Derelict Homes
A day in the redevelopment of Salford - glimpses of life in the rubble.
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Cranes tower over derelict housing, and once-busy streets are now full of debris, but a group of boys can still meet up in the land cleared for redevelopment.
In the 1960s, the City of Salford undertook a huge programme of slum clearance, demolishing many streets of condemned terraces, and replacing them with new homes and tower blocks. Michael Goodger, from Salford University, shot many hours of film footage documenting the transformation of the area.