Pho­to­graphic mem­o­ries

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Family Announcements -

A time of po­lit­i­cal up­heaval, bit­ter strikes and four elec­tions is told in a se­ries of eye-open­ing pic­tures at a new ex­hi­bi­tion in the city.

Re­tired press pho­tog­ra­pher Martin Mayer, who lives in Can­ter­bury, is dis­play­ing the im­ages at Garage Cof­fee @ Fruit­works in Jewry Lane.

The ex­hi­bi­tion, which opens to­mor­row (Fri­day) at 6pm and runs un­til De­cem­ber 6, doc­u­ments Mr Mayer’s cov­er­age of mon­u­men­tal events in the 1970s and 1980s.

Among them are the Loft­house col­liery dis­as­ter, which claimed seven lives in 1973, and the day Mar­gate was taken over by punks and skin­heads on Whit Mon­day in 1986.

Min­ers at Loft­house wait for news of their trapped work­mates in 1973. Right, Com­bined Cavalry Old Com­rades As­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers chat­ting to their wives after their an­nual pa­rade through Hyde Park

Pic­tures: Martin Mayer

Punks and a skin­head at Mar­gate in 1986

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