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Skelmersdale in 1984:

‘an almost comically perfect example of failed utopia’.

 

Photograph: Stephen McCoy

 

Ballads for Lancashire's lost utopia

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Sunday 22 May 2016        15.41 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/may/22/
prospect-of-skelmersdale-magnetic-north-housing-new-towns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven McCoy

 

Using a 5x4 view camera

he produced photographs

of the residents

and landscape

of Skelmersdale.

 

Skelmersdale

was designated

a "New Town"in 1961,

designed to house

overspill populations

from the north Merseyside

conurbation.

 

With the economic

downturn

in the late 1970s

large industrial employers

left the town en masse,

resulting in an increase

in crime,

drug abuse and poverty.

http://www.mccoywynne.co.uk/archive/skelmersdale.aspx

 

 

http://www.mccoywynne.co.uk/archive/skelmersdale.aspx

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/may/22/
prospect-of-skelmersdale-magnetic-north-housing-new-towns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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