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 at Morden Tower by David James
Robert Garioch:audience Connie Pickard, Barry Scorm
and John Wilson by David James View more.
Allen Ginsberg reading at Morden Tower.
Basil Bunting and Tom Pickard in the audience
Ivor Cutler at Morden Tower
Gregory Corso reading at Morden Tower.
Basil Bunting, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Tom Pickard,
and Claude Rawson in the audience.
Michael Heller Reading at Morden Tower
Left on Morden Tower walls after a reading by John Hegley
Jean Binta Breeze reading at the Morden Tower
A.J. Roach Trio: Photograph by C.J.Holley