Morden Tower Photos

The tower has a large collection of photos spanning 40 years.

If you have photos of readings at the tower that you would like to share, you can submit an image to this gallery.

In 2008 we heard the sad news that that David James at the age of 85 had passed away. From 1969 to 1987 David photographed poetry readings in the North East and regularly visited Morden Tower to listen to and photograph the poets.

David’s family contacted the Tower last year and kindly donated a collection of his Morden Tower photographs. We’ve included some of David’s photographs below and put many more on our Flicker site.

David’s family have created a blog about David and his photography which you can visit here.

There's also a second set of photographs on our flicker site taken be various people who visited the Tower. Due to storage over the years we haven’t been able to credit them correctly. Please let us know if you recognise any and we’ll make the corrections.

 Tom and Connie Pickard

Tom and Connie Pickard at Morden Tower by David James

 Robert Garioch

Robert Garioch:audience Connie Pickard, Barry Scorm
and John Wilson by David James View more.

 Allen Ginsburg reading at Morden Tower

Allen Ginsberg reading at Morden Tower.
Basil Bunting and Tom Pickard in the audience

Ivor Cutler

Ivor Cutler at Morden Tower

 Gregory Corso Reading at the Morden Tower

Gregory Corso reading at Morden Tower.
Basil Bunting, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Tom Pickard,
and Claude Rawson in the audience.

Micheal Heller reading at tower

Michael Heller Reading at Morden Tower

sketch by John Hegly

Left on Morden Tower walls after a reading by John Hegley

Jean Binta Breeze reading at the tower

Jean Binta Breeze reading at the Morden Tower

AJ Roach at Morden Tower

A.J. Roach Trio: Photograph by C.J.Holley