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Vauxhall Mansion and Vauxhall Walk in Lambeth, some of the worst slum houses in London

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Vauxhall Mansion and Vauxhall Walk in Lambeth, some of the worst slum houses in London

Vauxhall Mansion and Vauxhall Walk in Lambeth, some of the worst slum houses in London, and are due for re-development. September 1953.
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Daily Mirror
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London
Greater London
England

Media ID 21685126

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Vauxhall Mansion and Vauxhall Walk - A Glimpse into London's Forgotten Past

EDITORS COMMENTS
. In this photograph captured in September 1953, we are transported back to the heart of Lambeth, where Vauxhall Mansion and Vauxhall Walk stand as haunting reminders of a bygone era. These dilapidated structures, once home to some of the worst slum houses in London, now await their long-awaited re-development. The image showcases a scene that is both poignant and thought-provoking. Children can be seen playing amidst the crumbling cityscape, oblivious to the harsh realities that surround them. Their innocent laughter echoes through these poverty-stricken streets as they find solace in each other's company. Washing hangs precariously from windowsills, adding a touch of color to an otherwise bleak environment. It serves as a stark reminder of the resilience and resourcefulness exhibited by those who called this place home. As we gaze upon this snapshot frozen in time, it becomes clear that this image is more than just a historical record; it encapsulates an entire chapter in London's urban history. It reminds us of how far we have come since then but also highlights the ongoing struggle for adequate housing faced by many today. This powerful photograph was brought to life by Daily Mirror's lensman with great sensitivity towards capturing not only the physical decay but also the spirit within these walls. Let us remember those who lived here while acknowledging our responsibility to create better living conditions

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