Vintage photo: Radcliffe miner reading the News of the World

Posted on 20th April 2013 | in Heritage & Tourism , Photos

Jackie Hardy 1968
45 years ago: Jackie Hardy, Radcliffe, Northumberland 1968.

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

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One thought on "Vintage photo: Radcliffe miner reading the News of the World"

  1. Michael Hall says:

    It’s great to see old pictures of Radcliffe. I lived at number 8 Leslie Row and life changed for ever when we moved to Amble and to the “Radcliffe Estate”.
    My Mam and Dad still live in the estate at the same house we moved to all those years ago, but I have never forgotten where I came from and the great memories of being a Radcliffe lad.

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