Shameside

February 12, 2015 § Leave a comment

Tameside is a metropolitan borough of Manchester, set alongside the river Tame, from which it takes it’s name. The borough incorporates 8 towns, with a current population of 219,324 at last census, the history of Tameside can be dated back to the Stone Age, still Holding over 300 listed historical buildings, and an interesting and proud history surrounding the industrial revolution, some cite the area as the creation of the industrial revolution. In 2013 Tameside was reported to be the hardest hit area for unemployment in the North West of England.
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The term “Shameside” comes from the current inhabitants of the area, a kind of endearing nickname for an area which is now showing high levels of poverty, violence and a strong reliance on benefits, a town with its roots buried in a tradition of hard work, and industry now lies barren and struggling to progress.
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The reclaimed project has taken another direction attempting to now focus it’s subject matter towards to the Tameside area of the UK and it’s inhabitants. I am currently looking for residents of Tameside to photograph and to include in the series, if you or anyone you know would like to be involved, please contact me at arronhansford@yahoo.com.
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Thanks again!
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Arron

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