Chris Hunt | Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s
In 1974 photographer Chris Hunt documented the lives of working class families in Beeton Grove, Longsight – a small terraced street just a couple of miles from Manchester city centre.

"I was surprised to discover the different ways everyone lived. In some of the houses I could feel the warmth and affection within the family, the children were happy and everyone was interested in what I was doing. In others I felt more of a stranger and was never really accepted. Possibly having a tape recorder did not help, but the feeling was still there after three or four visits. Generally speaking the interviews were more like discussions, after my first visit to each household I gave each family some free photographs, which made subsequent visits easier."
The Kids of Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.
The Kids of Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Boy at Number 5 Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.
Boy at Number 5 Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.
Mrs Killeen. Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Boy playing a Harmonica. Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Longsight, 1970s.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Print of Corner Shop. Manchester, 1970s.
Corner Shop. Manchester, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.
Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Mrs Cunningham hanging out the washing. Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.
Mrs Cunningham hanging out the washing. Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Marie Burke. Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.
Marie Burke. Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Supper. Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.
Supper. Beeton Grove, Longsight, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Afternoon drinks in The Lord Nelson. Salford, 1974.
Afternoon drinks in The Lord Nelson. Salford, 1974..

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Sunday Afternoon in The Lord Nelson Salford, 1970s.
Sunday Afternoon in The Lord Nelson Salford, 1970s.

Photo © Chris Hunt.
Chris Hunt, Self Portrait. Manchester, 1970s.
Chris Hunt, Self Portrait. Manchester, 1970s..

Photo © Chris Hunt.

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