The People’s Archive

The People’s Archive is our ongoing project set up in 2017 documenting and preserving photographs sent in to us by the public.

The images are an invaluable resource and we have recently started to publish a number of these images via our Instagram page.

The images document communities, working class culture, industry and the passions of everyday people growing up and living in Britain.

All submitted images remain the property of the copyright holder and will be used for educational and display purposes only.

Please contact us here if you have any images that you would like to be considered for the archive.

John Frost Square, Newport, 1980. Image submitted to our project by Darren Tutt.

Cramlington New Town, Northumberland, 1976. Thanks to Mark Rae for this great photo of himself (far left) with his dad, Sister Kate & Friends. Photo Taken by his mum Christine Rae. As Mark says “a bit of Kodachrome magic”
Alsatian on the roof of the Castle Tavern, Edinburgh, 1985. Photo submitted by Graham Macindoe
BMX kids, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, 1982. Photo submitted by Alan Morgan.
BMX kids, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, 1982. Photo submitted by Alan Morgan.
Outside the Job Centre, John Frost Square, Newport, 1981. Photo submitted by Darren Tutt.
Burnt out Capri, Haggerston, East London, 1970s. Photo submitted by Wayne Waterson.
Brick Lane, 1988. Photo submitted by Graham Macindoe.
Oakworth, West Yorkshire, 1987. Photo submitted by Jonny Morrall.
The infamous Punx Picnic, Hulme, 1989. Photo submitted by Denise Sutcliffe.
Irlam, Salford, 1994.
Andrew Smith doing keepy ups in the shadow of the now demolished Carrington Power Station. Photo submitted by Andrew Smith
Keepy Uppy. Redcar Beach, Teesside, early 90s. Photo submitted by Mark Wall.

Mark: “These pictures were taken by my dad in the early 90s. Alone on a bleak looking Redcar beach playing keepy up with a football just above my head, South Gare Steelworks kicking out god knows what in the background. I only recently rediscovered the pictures. They feel like perfect images for growing up on Teesside in the 80s/90s. The soon-to-be-broken industrial backbone of the region intersecting with the already faded seaside scene of Redcar beach, juxtaposed with the individual focus, concentration and naivety of an 11 year old unaware of any of that!”
Phil’s flyers. BMX action in Hartlepool, 1984.

Photo submitted by @paulsid_ .

You can see more of the archive over on our Instagram page

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