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England. Greater Manchester. Salford. Women living in poverty. Alice (R) is 60 years old. She is a widow and lives alone in a flat in a council house with her retirement pension. Her friend is standing up and holds in her left hand a plastic bag from Woolworth. Woolworths Group, former operator of the Woolworths chain of shops in the UK, ceased trading and liquidated in early 2009. Salford is a city in the Metropolitan Borough of Salford in Greater Manchester. North West England is one of nine official regions of England. © 1990 Didier Ruef