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September 20, 2015

24 Interesting Black and White Photos That Document Everyday Life in Britain During the 1970s

Homer Sykes is a Canadian-born British photographer whose career has included personal projects and landscape photography. During his career as well as his commercial magazine assignments Homer has worked on personal photographic documentary projects. These include documenting traditional British folklore customs, that started in 1970 and completed seven years later.

An English summers day, Southend on Sea, Essex, Saturday 17 August, 1974.

A day at the races, Derby Day picnic horse racing at Epsom Downs, Surrey, 1970.

Blacksanding, sunday morning, under Brighton Pier looking for coins that are washed up. Brighton, Sussex, 1970.

Eton Harrow cricket match, 1975.

Children playing in a suburban street, Wandsworth, London, 1970s.

Coal miners, Snowdown Colliery, Kent, 1976.

George O'Dowd as Boy George at the Blitz Club, Covent Garden, London, 1980.

Group of friends II at the Blitz Club, Covent Garden, London, 1980.

Margaret and Barry Kirkbride. Workington, Cumbria, 1975.

Dancing The Night Away at the Blitz Club, Covent Garden, London, 1980.

The Burry Man taking a break from walking the towns boundaries, South Queensferry, Scotland, 1971.

Screaming fans at a Bay City Roller concert, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1970s.

A skinhead, a suede head and punk enjoy a drink together, at The Electric Ballroom, Camden Town, London, 1980.

Gotcha!, 1978.

Paul and Linda McCartney, their bouncer and daughter in a hotel lift, Manchester, 1975.

Allendale Tar Barrel Parade, 1972.

Britannia Coconut dancers, Bacup, Lancashire, 1972.

Marshfield Mummers Paperboys, Marshfield, Gloucestershire, 1972.

Dunting the Freeholder, Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland, 1974.

Ripon Sword Dance Play, Boxing Day, Ripon, Yorkshire, 1972.

The Haxey Hood Game, Haxey, Lincolnshire, 1972.

The King on Horse Back. Garland Day, Castleton Derbyshire, 1972.

Caking Night, Dungworth, Yorkshire, 1974.

Minehead Hobby Horse, Minehead Somerset, 1972.

(Photos © Homer Sykes)


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