Housing charity Shelter have asked the public to help them identify anyone in these fascinating pictures from the late 60s and early 70s.
The pictures were taken to show the government the extent of poverty in Birmingham.
The powerful images taken by a Shelter photographer show families living in cold, damp and often dangerous conditions and the charity is urging members of the public to identify family or friends to help find the people behind the pictures, as part of its 50th anniversary this year.
Shelter would like to hear the stories of the people featured in the photographs - who will now be aged between 50 and 70 – to give them the opportunity to tell their story and revisit the areas they once called home.
Launching the search, photographer Nick Hedges, said:
Nick Hedges, now in his 70s, was commissioned by Shelter in 1968. He spent three years visiting some of England’s poorest and most deprived areas, documenting poor housing conditions and quashing the myth that only people on the streets are homeless.
Shelter’s Chief Executive Campbell Robb, said:
To see the full gallery of pictures visit Shelter's website
If you recognise yourself, or someone else in the images, please email firstname.lastname@example.org