Re: Re: ‘Dutch Billys’

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Paul Clerkin

@Rory W wrote:

I think the fact that they had degenerated into some of the most appaling slums in Europe their demolition was welcomed by the masses (although the break up of communities wasn’t).

Exactly – old photography doesn’t always capture the squalor of these places (I have been in some seriously poor areas of Winnipeg, and when photographed, they don’t look as bad as they obviously are.). It could quite easily have been the aim of some progressive liberal type to get the areas cleared as opposed to “some sniveling pen-pusher”.

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