JOBS and workplaces of the Hunter’s past are the focus of a new book by writer Greg Ray and his wife Sylvia.
Spanning a range of activities, from coalmining and steelmaking to teaching, retail and the media, farming and the waterfront, The Way We Worked draws on the Rays’ extensive collection of photographs and negatives, plus many more loaned or given to them by readers of the pair’s previous books.
The Way We Worked is the duo’s seventh book, following their best-selling Newcastle: the Missing Years, published in 2010.
Greg Ray said one challenge with the latest book was choosing what to include.
“We called it The Way We Worked, Volume 1 because there is so much material still to draw on and we expect readers will contact us with more images and stories for future volumes,” he said.