"Between 1937 and 1938 Humphrey Spender took over 900 pictures of Bolton at the request of Tom Harrisson, one of the founders of the Mass-Observation project. Humphrey Spender's "Worktown" photographs offer a fascinating insight into the lives of ordinary people living and working in a British pre-War industrial town."
Spender also pioneered the use of 35mm film on a then small format Leica camera. This alone makes his work stand out of the ordinary.
To see a larger selection of images and for more information visit the Humphrey Spender's Worktown website at http://boltonworktown.co.uk