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GRAFFITI | Some 90’s Memories – Hulme Crescents

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Here are a few shots I took at the 1995/96 ‘Graffiti Parties’ for a series of work based on the demolition and final days of the Hulme Crescents Manchester. The photos contain work by ELK, SHUN, KELZO & more

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“Hulme Cresents replaced the ‘Industrial Slums’ of the 1800’s and was an early example of ‘Modular Living’, by the 1970’s these tower blocks became a tough inner city council estate and by the mid 1980’s were all but a no go zone for the council, police and were a representation of poorly made impersonal housing estates of this time.”

Hulme Crescents Series

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“There Aint No Government Like No Government” – Anon 1995

“Why Dont You Leave The Travellers Alone You Scumbag” – Kelzo 1995

Hulme Crescents Series

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“Fuck Your Law We’re Not Criminals Just Poor” – Anon 1995

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“Smash the Criminal Justice Bill

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“From the mid eighties through to the mid nineties it became squat central and a hub for post punk idealism, acid house parties, graffiti, new age travellers and every counter culture imaginable.”

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Hulme was also home to The PSV aka The Russell Club, Royce Road, Hulme – locally known for Reggae then Electro funk & Hip Hop as the P.S.V Caribbean Club with acts such as Barrington LevyEek A Mouse, Dennis Brown, Smiley Culture & Chad Jackson but Famous for early Factory Records, The Fall, Joy Divison, The Cure, Buzzcocks, John Cooper Clarke.

Smash The Criminal Justice Bill and SAS Laws!

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