Thursday, 24 February 2011

The Watching Crowd And The Marching Miners


Strangely enough, I don't think this is the same Yorkshire Miners' Gala as the one depicted yesterday. It is around the same time, and they are marching past another Conservative Club, but I suspect this one is in Doncaster, whilst the one yesterday was certainly in Rotherham. I must have had a thing at that time for photographing trade union marches passing Tory Party clubs. In this particular shot, it is the watching crowd that is far more interesting than the marching miners.

10 comments:

Chairman Bill said...

A bit like the Apprentice Boys' March in Derry?

Alan Burnett said...

CB : A similar level of misplaced certainty, I fear.

Valerie said...

I notice a couple of women marching, or were they tagging on at the end?

Chairman Bill said...

Alan: my browser once more offered to translate the comments page from Filipino to English. I allowed it to chunter away this time, and it did indeed translate the page into English (i.e. no change).

It only seems to happen when I come through Facebook.

Alan Burnett said...

Val : Perhaps it was the beginnings of the movement that led to women playing a very prominent part in the strike that was to follow a few years later.
CB : Are you quite sure that during the recent downpours, your local river hasn't swollen and washed your caravan out to sea, where it has drifted significantly to the east.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Alan, black and white images such as this one and yesterday's post are always so compelling especially when people in them are so focused on what's going on - or the photographer.

Vicki Lane said...

These are wonderful time capsules -- so much to see in each old photo.

jennyfreckles said...

The bystander on the left looks as though he's contemplating GBH on you!

L. D. Burgus said...

It looks like a Life magazine photo with it's clarity and people interest.

Mmm said...

that is a wonderful contrast isn't it?