George Shepherd | Salford and Manchester, 1960s
George Shepherd was born in Eccles, Salford in 1933, he is from a working class family, 3rd generation Mill workers. Photography was his hobby from a young age, when he was around the age of 18 he started taking photos and carrying his camera wherever he went. From the early 1950s through to the early/mid 1970s he photographed, developed and printed his own images in black and white, using the spare bedroom in his house as a dark room.

George liked to take photos of the places, buildings and people of Salford and Manchester - places he had either visited as a child with his own father or where he had socialised and worked. George has said his photography was his own personal "memory lane". George continued to take photographs right up until the 2000s and has a massive colour archive from the 1980s onwards. George is 88 years of age, still sprightly and well, still having two wet shaves a day, collar, tie and cufflinks every day and lives near his family in Eccles, Salford.
Three sisters, Pam, Carol and Sandra. Eccles, 1965.
Three sisters, Pam, Carol and Sandra. Eccles, 1965.

Photo © George Shepherd.
Workers on a break. Protector Lamp & Lighting Company Eccles, mid 1960s.
Workers on a break. Protector Lamp & Lighting Company Eccles, mid 1960s.

Photo © George Shepherd.
Lincoln Street, Eccles, 1960s.
Lincoln Street, Eccles, 1960s.

Photo © George Shepherd.
Trainee NHS Nurses at Park Hospital (Now Trafford General) Christmas, 1966.
Trainee NHS Nurses at Park Hospital (Now Trafford General) Christmas, 1967.

Photo © George Shepherd.
George's neice Joyce at her 21st birthday party, 1968.

Photo © George Shepherd.
Welcome Inn Ordsall Salford, 1960s.
Welcome Inn Ordsall Salford, 1960s.

Photo © George Shepherd.
Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, 1960s.
Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, 1960s.

Photo © George Shepherd.
Sunnyside Street, Salford, 1960s.
Sunnyside Street, Salford, 1960s.

Photo © George Shepherd.
My father's cousin, Albert Shepherd, building the dark room on Aldred St, Eccles.
My father's cousin, Albert Shepherd, building the dark room on Aldred St, Eccles.

Photo © George Shepherd.
women enjoy a drink in an Eccles pub in the 1960s
Women enjoy a drink in an Eccles pub in the 1960s.

Photo © George Shepherd.
Lincoln Street, Eccles, 1960s.
Lincoln Street, Eccles, 1960s.

Photo © George Shepherd.
Demolition of 64 Lincoln Street, Eccles, where George was raised.

Photo © George Shepherd.
The original Speedway ride (Arthur's Ark), Eccles Manchester mid 1960s (Silcocks Fair)
The original Speedway ride (Arthur's Ark), Silcock's travelling fair. Eccles, 1960s.

Photo © George Shepherd.
Silcock's fair, Patricroft, 1960s.
Silcock's travelling fair. Eccles, 1960s.

Photo © George Shepherd.
1960s Selfie
1960s Selfie

Photo © George Shepherd.

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