Salford Broughton


Guy Griffiths and his brother Jimmy were physically evicted from the terraced properties they both owned in the Broughton area of Salford after the council obtained a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to make way for a regeneration scheme. At the time they were offered £21,000 for their properties – despite the fact the new “affordable homes” built to replace the demolished streets started at £115,000, rising to £138,000. Taking the issue to a land tribunal meant the brothers were offered more money but five years on Guy remains in conflict with the local authority over compensation. His original home has been demolished but here he is photographed in front of another house he owned and rented out, the valuation of which he is also disputing. The background noises in the recording by the way are the squeaks of his leather jacket…

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