In the late 1960s St Ann’s, an area of Nottingham, was set for demolition. This involved the wholesale clearance of houses, shops, pubs, churches and businesses, most built in the mid-1800s and of very poor quality.
What St Ann’s did have, however, was a great sense of community, which was about to be lost along with a way of life that we would never see again as over 30,000 people had to be rehoused across the city.
In this second book of photographs from the time, following St Ann’s, The End of an Era, Peter Richardson presents images of what it was like for the community during the final days of clearance, when many of them had to remain in their houses among the rubble and destruction as their neighbourhood was demolished around them. 122pp