Sometimes I think we moan too easily. The state of the country, the state of society and all the other things we feel we shouldn’t have to put up with, and yet we forget how much things have changed for the better and in a relatively short space of time.
On this day 55 years ago, the BBC transmitted a programme about Salford, more specifically the state of public health and the changes that the NHS was starting to make.
What it couldn’t alter, of course, were the living conditions, the poor housing, the smoke and pollution and the poverty.
I have a copy of that programme that I’ve loaded to my YouTube Channel. It is over 30 minutes long, so I have split it into three parts, the first of which you’ll find below.
If you are interested in social history, the history of the NHS or are have forgotten how things were, I recommend taking a look.