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Yorkshire People at Work by Peter Tuffrey
  

Yorkshire People at Work

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Yorkshire People at Work by Peter Tuffrey

Delving once more into the colossal photographic archives of the Yorkshire Post, Peter Tuffrey has produced another fascinating publication: Yorkshire People at Work. Whilst trying to illustrate the areas of work for which the county is perhaps best known - railways, fishing, textiles and steel making - Peter quickly realised that the range of occupations was enormous not to mention intriguing. Consequently, the book is unpredictable and exciting. It includes fire eaters, bakers, buskers, model makers, train drivers, and undertakers to mention only a few. Peter admits to choosing jobs that he could never attempt himself but that is of no consequence because it all adds up to a marvellous catalogue of the many diverse professions in Yorkshire. From the many thousands of pictures perused over a long period, the final number for inclusion in the book was whittled down to around 225. The pictures owe much to the Yorkshire Post's staff photographers' ability to get the best out of a subject by means of clever camera angles and imaginative compositions. Each picture also has concise informative captions alongside, which complete this celebration of Yorkshire People at Work.

About the Author

Peter Tuffrey was born in Doncaster in 1953. He studied Fine Art at Doncaster College of Art from 1970 to 1971 and then at Leeds University until 1974. He held the position of Keeper of Fine and Decorative Arts at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery 1975-1995, was a freelance writer 1995-2000 and PR Media Consultant for Doncaster Rovers 2000-2002. He was Area Manager for the Music Ground Group of Companies 2003-2010. In his spare time, he has built up a massive photographic archive of the region's towns and villages. With this he has produced over fifty publications. He has also written many articles for local and regional newspapers. He lives in Doncaster.

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Book Info

Publication date

16th February 2012

Author

Peter Tuffrey

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Publisher

Amberley Publishing

Format

Paperback
128 pages

Categories

Places in old photographs

ISBN

9781445605159

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