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Don Tonge - Cathedral Café. Salford, 1980


Don Tonge – Cathedral Café. Salford, 1980.


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Don Tonge


Don “I worked as a freelance photographer for many years shooting Press PR and Portraits. I spent about eight years as front of house photographer for The Octagon Theatre in my hometown of Bolton, Lancashire (or Greater Manchester if you prefer) I have always been interested in Documentary and Street Photography”.


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! “


A3, A2