Monday, 25 February 2008

Borstal Breakout

The cover feature in the OBSERVER magazine 11th March 1979 was entitled 'NEW JERUSALEM GOES WRONG' - In the early 1960s Kirkby (Merseyside UK) Labour Party was told by Barbara Castle (on the prospect of a new council estate development): 'This is your chance to build a new Jerusalem.' These photographs tell the story a decade and a half on. A pigeon fancier is about to release one of his birds in the final picture.

Further reading : 'ESTATES' Lynsey Hanley (Granta)

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