Ian Macdonald

The traditional game of Quoits, as played in the Esk Valley, North Yorkshire, photographed in the late 1970s.

An early Side Gallery commission from the Teesside photographer, who wrote, ‘ As a newcomer to the game, and as an interloper to the Esk Valley region, the thing which immediately struck me about the game was the atmosphere generated, especially at open individual meetings. This atmosphere was, and still is, a rich warm friendly one brought about by people participating with keen enthusiasm, playing a game in a splendid environment with good natured rivalry.’

All images © Ian Macdonald

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