‘My first car’ (2012), oil on linen, 66 x 102 cm  2012

by john albert walker

One Christmas in the 1940s my parents bought me a red pedal car (an Austin J40 I believe) that I enjoyed riding up and down Newmarket Street in Grimsby. The red-brick terraced streets near the docks were the consequence of the nineteenth century industrial revolution - the growth of the fishing industry and railways - that is, they were workers’ housing serving the fishing...
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