7. Napkin Diary For May 2014

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I am keeping an embroidered napkin journal for May 2014. You can see the finished piece, here.

19th May

I was watching a programme about Stanley Spencer and the Clyde shipyards.

There was some old video footage of the shipbuilders, and one of them recalled how Spencer drew on ‘lavvy paper’ when there was a lack of proper paper during the war.

29th May

The word ‘puppets’ was used in an interview I was reading today.

It was in relation to the terrible Pit Disaster in Soma, Turkey. Almost 800 miners were working in the mine at the time of the explosion. The death toll has risen to 232.

Oktay Berrin, a local miner, said, “There is no security in this mine. The unions are just puppets and our management only cares about money.”

25th May

Again, an interview with a Soma miner. He said he had ‘nothing’ to say.

 

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