One of my earliest images, shot on a twin lens reflex camera borrowed from the photo department of the Gamble Institute in St.Helens.
St.Helens Industrial area from the late 1980s
The headmaster leaves the stage after morning assembly at Cowley Boys School in St.Helens in the late 1970s.
Early morning routine, taking a bus into St.Helens town centre from a bus stop in Haydock. Late 1970s.
Mum would have been on her way into work as a cleaner at Blundells on the corner of Chapel Street and my sister Susan would have been on her way to Central Modern school on North Road. I would have a second journey from town to Cowley boys school, sometimes also by bus but most of the time by walking.
Part of the daily drudge to wake up early and walk three quarters of a mile to the bus stop, nice on sunny days not so much on a grey rainy day.
The St.Helens I remember from my youth. I was thirteen and a half when I took this (I have a very clear memory of taking this image).