Photographer Reunites People He First Spotted On The Streets 40 Years Ago

Chris Porsz took photos of people in his hometown of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the late 1970s and 80s. Decades later he set out to find them with incredible results

“It’s been very satisfying to witness so many reunions and seeing the smiles on people’s faces as they meet old friends.”
– Chris Porsz

 

Dog and Tina
Original 1985 – Reunion March 2015

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reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

No Brake Light
Original 1980 – Reunion May 2010

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reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

Nobby
Original 1980 – Reunion September 2015

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reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

Double Bubble
Original 1980 – Reunion April 2012

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reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

Salvation Army
Original 1997 – Reunion 2016

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Pin Badges 
Original 1978 – Reunion January 2013

 

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reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

Punks On Steps
Original 1980 – Reunion January 2015

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reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

Music Magazines
Original 1980 – Reunion February 2014

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reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

Five Boys Running
Original 1980 – Reunion June 2016

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reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

Night Owls
Original 1982 – Reunion 2011

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reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

Gladstone Street Boys
Original 1980 – Reunion October 2010

reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

County School Girls
Original 1979 – Reunion June 2016

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reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

Traffic Wardens
Original c. 1987 – Reunion June 2016

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reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

Discarded TVs
Original 1980 – Reunion June 2016

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reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

92 Cromwell Road
Original 1980 – Reunion January 2013

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reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

Flute Player
Original c. – 1986 Reunion 2015

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reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

Teds

Original 1980s – Reunion September 2010

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reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

Ice Cream Seller
Original 1980 – Reunion July 2014

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reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

Xenia
Original 1983 – Reunion April 2011

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reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

Open House

Original 1982 – Reunion 2011

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reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

Eating Chips
Orriginal 1983 – Reunion August 2016

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reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

Tourist Information
Original 1982 – Reunion January 2012

 

reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

Railway Kiss
Original 1980 – Reunion December 2009

reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

reunions chris porsz street photography peterborough 1970s

 

See more from Chris Porsz.

And do please consider buying his book. You can do so here. I did. It’s fabulous. Chris calls it a “labour of love”. Every page is stuffed with warmth, pathos and joy. I defy you to read and remain untouched by its beauty.