Stan, our volunteer busily engaged on scanning the museum’s several million negatives, has selected these two evocative 1950s portraits of Durham miners to share as his highlights of the week.
81586 – Portrait of Billy Longstaff, a miner at Sherburn Hill Colliery, model engineer and amateur photographer who lived at 32 The Crescent, Sherburn Village, c1955. He has a butterfly tattoo on his forearm.
Ashington Collieries – portrait of a miner. 1950s