Don Tonge – Cathedral Café – Salford, 1980


Cathedral Café – Salford, 1980 by Don Tonge.

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  • Edition: Open Edition.
  • Print Type: C-Type Print.
  • Paper Type: Fuji Crystal Archive Matte Paper.
  • Print Size: A3 and A2 (inclusive of small white border).

Photo © Don Tonge / British Culture Archive. All rights reserved.

About the Photographer | Don Tonge

Don Tonge has pursued a lifelong passion for Documentary Photography with an extensive archive dating back to the early 1970s. Don’s archive heavily features the daily lives of working class people in his home town of Bolton, as well as other bodies of work including his British Seaside resort and Day at The Races series.

Don’s work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions throughout the UK and is part of the BCA touring exhibition Life in the North – 1970s-1980s.’


About the Image

“My Dad was called George Adamou – I am Maria Adamou (now Williams). I was about 10 years old when this picture was taken, around 1980. I’m not really sure (because I was quite young) but my Dad had a feud with the Police. He was a hard working Cypriot who came to the UK in the fifties and this was his café for around 30 years until his death. The police came in and beat him up, I don’t know why. He was law abiding. I don’t know if it was racism or something else. But he was very strong willed and stood up to them. Hence the signs! “

Print Sizes

Standard A3 Print (42.0 x 29.7 cm) – £90.00, Large A2 Print (59.4 x 42.0 cm) – £170.00

Print Type

Exclusive Open Edition


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