Spring

As for the photo in this post I am only missing an Easter bunny.

Anyway, there are couple of streets of similar or identical houses in Ostrava. Built after WWII for coal mine workers. Coal mining was in blossom back then.

They survived until today.

This photo was captured by Ricoh GR II.

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Spring

6 thoughts on “Spring

  1. What I find interesting here is the apparently large size of the house and the amount of land around it compared with the housing conditions in which the miners and other workers were forced to live in England.

    1. They also lived in block of flats, depending on a decade. These houses are specific, not usuall here. A rarity. Now I would like to see housing of mine workers in UK.

  2. Our mines were mostly in the north and south Wales and most were closed under the Thatcher administration and much of the heavy industry has gone and the skills with it. But here are some examples of housing in working class communities from around the same time.

    Mayne: Sheffield, 1961

    Mayne: Nottingham, 1960s

    Mayne: Sheffield, 1961

    Leeds, 1968

    Suschitzky: Scotland, 1944

    Suschitzky: Tyneside

    Suschitzky

    Suschitzky: London, 1934

    This type of housing is still very much in evidence up and down the country.

    1. Many thanks for all the links. They are great photos btw. Here is a district with brick houses for workers in steel industry. Era of coal is at the end now. Mines are almost empty. Or it is not profitable. One mine near to my house was closed in March.

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