Monday, 30 November 2015

Hednesford Lives

A few shots from a project that six of us did with the co-operation of the Museum of Cannock Chase which aimed to document the way Hednesford changed in the decade leading to the millennium year 2000. We produced a book to finance the project and had several exhibitions at MCC one of which was opened by Patrick Lichfield. We all used film in medium format cameras, these images were taken with either a Mamyia 330pro TLR or a Mamyia 6 rangefinder. The spirit of this way of life is fast disappearing as the old deep mining villages become commuter dorms.
20-10 Kids at West Cannock Working Mens Club which has recently been demolished to make way for housing.
21-10 The local pigeon fanciers and racers also met at the club.
22/23-10 In the 96/7 season the local football club reached the fourth round to only to lose away to Middlesborough, in front of 27,500 supporters who travelled north in a fleet of coaches.
24/26-10 The local allotment.
27/28-10 Heath Hayes art group.
29-10 I was up another ladder to get this one.
30-10 Two very surprised young mums as this bearded chap waving a big TLR camera jumped out of his car wanting to photograph them.
31-10 A bit of colourful grot taken at the kids play ground.

Tony Middleton

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