Installation photograph of my work at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin in December 2015.The work was awarded a Solas Award for new contemporary photography. And came runner up in the Solas Prize 2015
On a recent City Jet flight from London City Airport I was flicking through the onboard magazine. They were advertising a competition and they had an accompanying photograph showing the destination of the winners prize. This is Whiteford Point on the Gower Peninsula in Wales. The sand dunes in the background were used as a firing range during WWII. In 1942 anthrax laden artillery shells were fired into the dunes, killing several sheep. Today the dunes are marked with numerous signs warning members of the public not to pick up anything that looks suspicious
I recently got a copy of a 1948 OS map of the Porton Down camp
In 1983 a protestors camp was set up outside the Porton Down facility to protest the testing of animals in military biological and scientific experiments.
(Unknown slides/transparencies purchased on Ebay)
Film still from a television report at that time (unknown)
In the early 1970’s there was a series of rock concerts held on the Harpur Hill site. Here is a poster I picked up recently that advertised the event
This is a great documentary looking at the development of biological weapons from the first experiments in Gruinard Island to today.