Memoriam

DSC_1102A statue to honour those who died in the steel industry in Corby, Northamptonshire, England, over the years.  Corby has suffered financial hardship because of the loss of most of the industry and, whilst regeneration is occurring, it is mainly the leisure industry which is creating jobs now.  I feel this statue also honours the dying industry itself.

MERVYN AKA SMURF

DSC_0454Mervyn was outside the theatre which is presumably a fairly lucrative place to be when you need money and are homeless.  He told me his friends call him ‘Smurf’.  We had quite a chat, much of which was personal to him.  I wish I had a magic wand.