Photographs capturing pit village history

Picture by Jack Hulme
Picture by Jack Hulme
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Fascinating photographs of pit life in Fryston are on display at Pontefract Museum.

The new exhibition at the Salter Row site reveals captivating work by renowned photographer Jack Hulme.

Jack Hulme

Jack Hulme

Mr Hulme, who died in 1990,is remembered for catching ordinary life of mining families in his community.

The museum asked students at Pontefract NEW College for their reactions to the exhibition.

The A-level students experienced both the traditional dark room photography Jack Hulme would have used as well as modern digital manipulation.

They have researched some of these photographs and written their own captions which are featured next to the originals.

Coun David Dagger, Wakefield Council’s cabinet member for culture and libraries, said: “This is a powerful new exhibition which really captures the mining history of Fryston.

“I hope everyone will take the time to go along to this thought-provoking exhibition and experience not only Jack Hulme’s photographs but also students’ reactions to the images.”

The exhibition runs until September 14.