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

IN THE BEGINNING .....

That's me on the left in the hat at the Metallurgical Laboratory at the Ordnance Factory in Birtley. What a bunch of wallies! I was seventeen-years old in 1966. My boss, Colin Armitstead, who was a member of the Durham Photographic Society, was aghast at my railway photographic output - he was more interested in speedway and took fantastic panned shots on his Rolliflex and much more, besides. But he let me loose in the Darkroom to develop and print my 'dark rubbish' images when working overtime at the week-ends!