Photograph by Irving Penn, 1950 
(this is a coal man, who wore a longer bib)


My Old Man's a Dustman (extract)
by Lonnie Donegan

...Oh, my old man's a dustman,
he wears a dustman's hat*
He wears cor-blimey** trousers
And lives in a council flat***

*a felted cap with a long leather bib
to protect the neck + back from spills

**derivative of God blind me,
also used for corduroy

***endangered socialist idea


News from Nowhere and Reed Wilson