Laughter in the slums: the best work of street photographer Shirley Baker – in pictures
Gallery: Shirley Baker, who died recently, documented everyday life in the UK with a fond eye, turning prosaic scenes in slums and seasides into quietly romantic images. Here is a selection of her finest work
Ken Russell's post-war London – in pictures
Before his uproarious film career, Ken Russell started out with a Rolleicord camera, documenting teddy girls and bomb-scarred streets
View of Hulme, mid 1960s
View across Hulme showing areas cleared for redevelopment. Taken from the extension to the Manchester College of Art and Design (the current Chatham Building) around 1966.
Belle Vue and Pomona Gardens ....... at the cutting edge of 19th century popular entertainment
Belle Vue Zoo Manchester - saw amazing firework display in the sixties - might not have been as good as the memory but hey
The George, mid 1960s
The George Inn on the junction of Radnor Street and Pinder Street, Hulme, left isolated by the demolition of surrounding houses and shops.