Arthur Scargill



A while back, Arthur Scargill visited my local town to unveil a statue dedicated to the mining history of the area and all the coal miners who spent - and in some cases, ended - their lives underground to fuel this country.

For those who aren’t from England (or don’t know anything about the 1970s and 80s), Arthur Scargill was the leader of the National Union of Mineworkers during a very tumultuous period in recent British history, and was a massively polarising figure as a result of the events of that era.

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I love this guitar. My dad bought it for me when I turned 18 and ever since then it’s been a faithful companion. It’s had a lot of wear and tear over the years (and been subject to one too many bottles of scotch), but it still plays like a dream. And while it may have largely been replaced by banjos in the last three or four years, I’ll always have a special fondness for it.

Praktica MTL3, Pallas 28/2.8, New Lomography 400.

Workin’ hard.Praktica MTL3, Pallas 28/2.8, New Lomography 400, f8 1/8.

Workin’ hard.

Praktica MTL3, Pallas 28/2.8, New Lomography 400, f8 1/8.

On Sunday, I walked 5 miles to the village where I went to school as a kid.I took this photo.Then I turned around and walked back.Successful day, I think.Praktica MTL3, Pentacon 50/1.8, New Lomography 400, 1/250 & f8.

On Sunday, I walked 5 miles to the village where I went to school as a kid.

I took this photo.

Then I turned around and walked back.

Successful day, I think.

Praktica MTL3, Pentacon 50/1.8, New Lomography 400, 1/250 & f8.

I don’t use SLRs much. This is one of the few photos I’ve ever taken with one that I’ve actually liked.
- Fuji Velvia 50 in a borrowed (and actually pretty shit) Praktica MTL 5B.

I don’t use SLRs much. This is one of the few photos I’ve ever taken with one that I’ve actually liked.

- Fuji Velvia 50 in a borrowed (and actually pretty shit) Praktica MTL 5B.