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Town centres are rarely places of glamour but Wolverhampton is shittier than most…..

A good 40% of the town is either boarded up or falling over and, if you’re mad enough to go there with the intention of buying anything there’s a choice of kebabs, lager, smack and herpes….

Apart from betting shops and pawn brokers, of which there are a disproportionate amount, none of the shops seem able to afford to turn the lights on, and even at 5.00pm when you’d expect some sign of life, the streets are virtually deserted.

Its a hell-hole!

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But, even the shittiest hell hole in the western hemisphere looks better under wet, evening light and chuck a wide angle and a bit of filtering into the mix and it’s just about worth risking your life and paying a visit.

The shop above had me fooled for a bit, but those windows aren’t windows, theyr’e posters showing what it might look like if anyone was bonkers enough to rent it….

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Just around the corner is the imaginatively named Summer Row …. Much more a dead end than a cul de sac, and one that seems cloaked in perpetual winter.

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No…If you don’t fancy grime and decay Wolverhampton is not the best of choices for a photography trip.

OY…You in the car……Keep the bloody doors locked and put your foot down!”

It will be a while before I go again.

All Images Copyright Stuart Allan Hyde

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