B.R. AND N.C.B. 1960s STEAM MONOCHROME: 35mm - Ironroad

IN THE BEGINNING - THE INNOCENCE OF YOUTH

That's me on the left in the hat at our tea-break at the Metallurgical Laboratory at the Ordnance Factory in Birtley. What a bunch of wallies! I was seventeen-years old in 1966. Part of my duties was recording production processes and accidents on a MPP 5X4 plate camera on a wooden tripod and processing, printing and mounting the photographs on card for inclusion in reports. My boss, who was a member and an exhibitor in the Durham Photographic Society, was aghast at my railway photographic output. But he didn't like the sight of blood! This gave me free reign of the darkroom to develop and print my 'dark' images!