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This non-fiction book gives a grim glimpse of the area that was known as ‘Victorian Britain’s Most Savage Slum,’ otherwise known as Angel Meadow in Manchester. The author covers various aspects of life in the slum, which, it has to be said, proves to be nearly all violent and criminal/5(). Aerial photographs of Manchester view of Angel Meadow and the area of Red Bank with the Green Quarter developments in the background Cheetham Hill north Manchester - SKYCAM AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY. Angel Meadow, Sunday 28th May On Sunday 29th May we went on an amazing heritage tour of Cheetham, Red Bank and Angel Meadow, voluntarily led by Eddie, who’s knowledge of the area is incredible. He showed us many sites of interest, which he knows about due to his family having lived in the area, and having a keen interest in the social history. Angel Meadow moves you through a building layered with the various lives of people who passed through its doors; lodgers in a night asylum, working men in a pub, dead bodies laid out for an inquest and scuttling gangs fighting for their territory. Passing through intimate encounters and installations, your journey will be unique, shaped by the.
No, journalist Angus Bethune Reach was writing in the 19th century when Angel Meadow was one of a number of notorious Manchester slums; probably the worst. This is what proto-communist Friedrich Engels had to say about the locale in “The landlords are not ashamed to let dwellings like the six or seven cellars on the quay directly below. Angel Meadow: never was a name more inappropriate. This is what made Manchester THE shock city. Journalist Angus Bethune Reach called Angel Meadow: “the lowest, most filthy, most unhealthy, and most wicked locality in Manchester full of cellars and inhabited by prostitutes, their bullies, thieves, cadgers, vagrants and tramps.”. Three hundred years ago, Angel Meadow was a heavenly landscape with views over fields and hills. Indeed, the name conjures an image of some pastoral idyll. By the midth century however, thanks to Manchester's new industrial age, it had become one of the city's worst slums. Angus Reach, a London-based journalist, visited Angel Meadow in ANGEL MEADOW: VICTORIAN BRITAIN’S MOST SAVAGE SLUM. By Dean Kirby. Pen & Sword Books Ltd. pages. £ ISBN Reviewed by Jim Burns. Jewish and some other immigrants came to Red Bank, which was just across the River Irk from Angel Meadow, and suffered from some of the same problems with regard to deprivation in.
Step into the Victorian underworld of Angel Meadow, the vilest and most dangerous slum of the Industrial Revolution. In the shadow of the world's first cotton mill, 30, souls trapped by poverty are fighting for survival as the British Empire is built upon their backs/5(15). Angel Meadow at this time was well-known as one of the worst districts in Manchester. A London journalist, Angus Reach, visited Angel Meadows in and reported: “The lowest, most filthy, most unhealthy and most wicked locality in Manchester is called, singularly enough, ‘Angel-meadow.”. Angel Meadow by Dean Kirby, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Journalist Angus Bethune Reach called Angel Meadow: “the lowest, most filthy, most unhealthy, and most wicked locality in Manchester full of cellars and inhabited by prostitutes, their bullies, thieves, cadgers, vagrants and tramps.” Was this yesterday? No, thankfully. He was writing in the 19th century when Angel Meadow was one of a number of notorious Manchester slums; probably the.