Hulme Crescents T-Shirt


Hulme Crescents

The Crescents - are ingrained with urban myth and folklore. A rent free bohemian paradise occupied by free thinkers, musicians and artists or the worst housing stock in Europe, crime ridden and unfit for families? Certainly a bit of both but to those who knew them, they certainly have a lasting impact.

Here's another design, recently retrived from our archives and re-released for those of you who enjoyed the positive aspects of Hulme's streets in the sky.

'Hulme Crescents was a large housing development in the Hulme district of Manchester, England. It was the largest public housing development in Europe, encompassing 3,284 deck-access homes and capacity for over 13,000 people, but was marred by serious construction and design errors. Demolition of the Crescents began in 1993, 21 years after it was constructed in 1972.

The Crescents were described by the Architects' Journal as "Europe's worst housing stock... hideous system-built deck-access block which gave Hulme its unsavoury reputation." The Hulme Crescents had implications for new housing in Manchester and signalled the end of the streets in the sky idea popular throughout the 1960s and 1970s in the United Kingdom.' (nicked from Wikipedia)

Image courtesy of Matthew Steele.

Classic style T-shirt with a soft-touch finish.

*NB - these items are print on demand so please be EXTRA CAREFUL in choosing the correct colour and size. These items are NOT available for 'pick up'. Actual colours may differ slightly from those viewed on a screen.

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