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1950s to 1960s

Mrs Florence Pegg, the last person living on Clun Street before demolition in 1966

Demolition of All Saints Church on Ellesmere Road, 1977

Empty spaces created by the demolition of houses on Gower Street and Clun Street, 1974

After the Second World War housing renewal had a major impact on the area. Slum clearance started in earnest and whole neighbourhoods were decanted to other parts of the city whilst the old substandard housing was demolished. In place of the back-to-backs and terraces came new estates of council housing and flats. This changed the character of the area quite dramatically and resulted in many people moving away, never to return. The disruption that many people experienced at this time also affected the sense of community and identity of the area.