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.
This film is part of Free
Salford Interiors and Exteriors
Come behind the facade - into the factory and the terraces.
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This short film goes behind the grim exterior of the condemned houses of Salford, revealing that these are still people's homes, and still cared-for. In a local factory, workers handle unprocessed cotton, a last small reminder of a mighty Lancashire industry. On a doorstep, a woman sits in the sun, minding a baby - another fleeting glimpse of a passing way of life.
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.