Vintage photo: Radcliffe miner reading the News of the World
Look carefully and you will see Jackie is reading the News of the World dated 21 April 1968. The front page article is reporting Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech made the day before.
Radcliffe was a mining village with rows of houses, now demolished. Many of the residents were moved about 2 miles away to Amble and lived in what is now known as the ‘Radcliffe estate’.
Notice also the dinner plate carefully placed in the old oven. Andy Sim of Amble Social History Group explained: “Jackie was waiting for his son to return home from the pub, that’s why there is a dinner warming in the oven.”
Photo courtesy of Amble Action Group