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Camp Road, sleeping man.

Subject ID:
Little London
Subject Year:
Terry Cryer
Class number:
LEO 2030
Camp Road, sleeping man.
1955. Image shows the living room, which also contains a bed, of a terraced house in Camp Road. It is the home of a young couple and their two children, and was taken to illustrate the poverty and poor living conditions which many people endured in this area at this time. The campaign was an attempt to achieve better housing and was run by Leeds Headteacher, Reggie Marks. The father of the family is asleep on the bed and there are the remains of a meal on the table. There are shells of boiled eggs, slices of bread, jam, fruitcake and bottles of milk. The family have had tea to drink with their meal. The room is lit by a bare light blub hanging from the ceiling. Washing is draped over a washing line strung across the room in front of the window. Photograph courtesy of Terry Cryer.

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