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A few Locals.
Alston Moor, Cumbria- some odd folk!
A random collection of images of local people- living around and above the 1,000 foot mark in England's North Pennines.
Walter Dover. Scrap dealer & postman
Walter Gundrey, Pat in the background. Sculpture of Jezzie Ellwood.
Paul Batey and his stolen flat cart. He'd been giving rides at Alston Gala. Calming.
Dinah Graham, Marion Graham & Margaret Wright enjoying the Brampton Silver Band at Grisedale Croft. Marion was conducting the band!
Margaret Walton. One of the loveliest women in Alston, Down to earth, generous, funny and kind- but she hated being photographed.
Sue Sharp. Potter. In the early 1970s we both worked, unbeknownst to one another, with the same group of kids in the King's Cross area- she & her then husband Chris at The King's Cross Free School, myself at Ampton Street Adventure Playground.
Flo Peart at 93. Born in Prudhoe she was better known as a Nentheader.
Jean Vizard, once Mrs Sid Wilson- her mugshot for inclusion as an extra in 'Oliver Twist', 1999.
Ethel Wilkin of Garrigill- Cecil Green's sister, she pretended not to like being photographed!
Geoff Carrick- farmer, Garrigill.
Lissie Sharp- Labour District councillor.
Nora 'The late Nora Elliot'- her nickname at Alston Foundry- and Jean Shepherd- at The Cumberland.