Stan’s Scans

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.

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

Ashington Collieries – portrait of a miner. 1950s

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