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In 1980 the residents of Scissett celebrated what they regarded as the village's 150th birthday, establishing the birth of Scissett at 1830.

 

The works presented here take a variety forms: photos, texts and audio files. In addition to my own work, some of the images and writing featured were the responsibility of my great-great-uncle, Mr L. Robinson while the audio features the voice of my grandfather Mr R. Hardy.

 

The whole explores meanings of identity, history, memory, and loss.

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1881

St Augustine’s Church consecrated in 1840. (L. Robinson Collection)

Scissett Village

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1900

Map of the Mill and Scissett village. (L. Robinson Collection)

The Mill

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1909

General Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, visiting Bagden Hall. (L. Robinson Collection)

Social Class

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1910

Looking down on the Slag heap. (L. Robinson Collection)

The Banking

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1888

OS map of the village showing the Nortonthorpe Colliery.

Scissett Village

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1900

Looking down the road towards the Mill. (L. Robinson Collection)

Scissett Village

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1910

Looking down towards the Mill, the building on the left would later become the post office which was run by my great-grandad. (L. Robinson Collection)

The Mill

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1910

Looking down on the Slag heap with the Mill in the background. (L. Robinson Collection)

The Banking

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1890

Miners from the colliery. (L. Robinson Collection)

The Mill

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1901

Scissett village dressed up for King Edward VII’s coronation. (L. Robinson Collection)

Scissett Village

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1910

The local shop and two pubs open for business. (L. Robinson Collection)

Scissett Village

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1910

The entrance to the mill can be seen on the right, with the back what would become the post office at the top of the hill. (L. Robinson Collection)

The Mill

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