Cowley Workers 


With the closure of many working men’s clubs in Britain over the years, JJ Kelly wanted to explore inside one of the remaining clubs in his hometown of Oxford.


Coming from a working class family, JJ has a particular interest in the working class community and wanted to explore it in his project ‘Cowley Workers’. He is specifically interested in the Cowley Workers club as he was brought up nearby and his family used to visit the social club on a regular basis.


Through his images, JJ gives an insight to the social club and the members and characters who frequent it. Without these characters the Cowley Workers would not have the same identity or atmosphere, they are what makes the Cowley Workers what it is.


JJ Kelly 

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