GOLDEN VALLEY FACES: The photographs of Richard Jenkins

The proceeds from sales of Hilary’s new book are going to the Laurie Engel Fund.

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Richard Jenkins was born at Quarrelly Farm, Newton, in 1890. A clever, curious, outgoing young man, he longed to study, to become an engineer, at a time when the world was being transformed by new inventions. But because he was the only son of a farmer, it was not allowed.

He consoled himself with photography, using his camera to paint a portrait of the life all around him. He recorded the milestones in his Golden Valley neighbours’ lives, showing them at work and at family occasions, paying tribute to their toughness and their skills. Their faces speak with all the freshness and vigour they had a hundred years ago: a remarkable record of life in this area at the start of the 20th century.

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Copies may be purchased by post directly from Hilary.

Please send a cheque for £14.50 (£12.00 plus £2.50) to:

Teenage Cancer Trust Laurie Engel Fund
Fair Oak

Cheques should be made out to TCT Laurie Engel Fund.