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This is the memoir of Peter Durkin growing up in interwar Middlesborough which is brought to life through artist and grandson Sean Durkin's illustrations of the names and places he depicts in his artwork.
Sean discovered the memoir in 2015 when sorting through the effects of his late father John Durkin, who famously stole L.S. Lowry’s painting of the Old Town Hall from Middlesbrough Art Gallery. This was in protest at the gallery’s closure on a Sunday, which he considered prohibitive to working-class access to art. Read More