Angel Meadows before the CoOP building

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Derelict Manchester


"Its hard to imagine a less appropriate name. Victorian Manchester knew it as 'Angel Meadow'. Friedrich Engels called it 'Hell upon Earth.'

The living conditions of the Manchester working classes in the 19th century were famously chronicled by Engels who was inspired to draw up The Communist Manifesto based on the appalling human degradations he witnessed here.
In the mid 1800s, tens of thousands of mill workers crowded into the filthy slum terraces and subdivided cellars that Engels described as 'cattle-sheds for human beings.'

1 comment:

  1. Angels Meadows these relics have now disapeared
    all you see is a pile of earth ready for foundations

# angel meadow, manchester uk


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