This is part of a fairly long series of pictures taken on Good Friday (22.04.2011) in South Shields. I wanted to document some of our traditions which we have followed for over a century, and I wanted to depict them in the colours and styles that I remembered as a child in the 1960s, and for that reason I have attempted to replicate the slightly faded colours of old Agfa or Kodak prints using cross processing.
To try and retain some of that authenticity you will find pictures which are not particularly straight, perhaps not well focussed, or at an unusual angle, I wanted these to look like very amateurish "snaps" which might be found in any family album.
Rather than bore you all completely, I will break up the series with some other shots from time to time.
This is the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside Cllr. Tom Piggot and his wife Alma addressing the congregation in the Market Place in South Shields, before they head off to another public service at the West Park. They are on the the balcony of the Old Town Hall.
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Read my views in Curly's Corner Shop, to find out a little more about my home town South Shields.
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