Artist Roderick Thackray

Roderick Thackray was born in June 1944 in Brook Bottom, Mellor, in a house which had earlier been a water mill. As a child, he was enthralled by stories told by his uncle, Ivan Eccles, about his exploits working in coal mines around Mellor after the First World War. By the time Roderick was a teenager, he was an accomplished artist and had developed a passion for exploring old coal mine workings.

He once fell down the shaft at Picky Wood Pit in Marple, only to be saved from serious injury when his fall was broken by a dead cow, whose descent had been less lucky a few days before! Roderick studied at the Stockport College of Art and later worked in textile and wallpaper design before moving into the coal mining industry.

He has great skill in capturing the difficult lives of the miners, especially of those working at the Ludworth Moor Colliery, and of evoking the harsh atmosphere of the Lancashire/Yorkshire Mill Towns. His work certainly deserves to be admired and collected. Roderick has published books about the Ludworth Moor Colliery, The Stirrup Benches Colliery and a novel entitled "Mineral Rights".

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New Roderick Thackray artworks

Mystery and Imagination Artist-Roderick-Thackray

Mystery and Imagination

Artwork size: 18"x 26"

Price: £725.00

Ludworth Moor Colliery Pit Head Artist-Roderick-Thackray

Ludworth Moor Colliery, Pit Head

Artwork size: 24"x 17"

Price: £650.00

The Ironworks at Bradford

Artwork size: 36"x 24"

Price: £950.00

Purchasing Roderick Thackray artworks

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Pencil & Ink drawings by Roderick Thackray

John working Underground

Pencil drawing: 8"x 10"

Price: £75.00

Drawings are sold MOUNTED but NOT FRAMED

Colliery Engine

Ink drawing: 11.5"x 16"

Price: SOLD

Billy at Ludworth Colliery

Ink drawing: 11"x 16.5"

Price: £100.00

Drawings are sold MOUNTED but NOT FRAMED

Undercutting the Coal at Ludworth Colliery

Ink drawing: 10.5"x 16"

Price: £100.00

Drawings are sold MOUNTED but NOT FRAMED

Breaking the Coal, Ludworth Colliery

Ink drawing: 11.5"x 16"

Price: SOLD

Mill Town

Ink drawing: 11"x 16"

Price: SOLD

Jimmy with a Coal Tub.

Artwork size: 11.5"x 16"

Price: SOLD

Billy with a Lamp the first down the Drift

Ink drawing: 16"x 11.5"

Price: SOLD

Ebor and Eric sorting the Coal Tubs

Artwork size: 11.5"x 16"

Price: SOLD

Raymond, Reuben, Abel and Hazeldine and terrier Jock

Artwork size: 16"x 11.5"

Ink drawing: £100.00

Drawings are sold MOUNTED but NOT FRAMED

The Industrial North

Artwork size: 26"x 20"

Price: SOLD

Featured artworks by Roderick Thackray

Ninety Chimneys as far as the Eye can See Artist-Roderick-Thackray

Ninety Chimneys as far as the Eye can See

Artwork size: 18"x 22"

Price: SOLD

Ludworth Moor Colliery, the Mine and the Men Artist-Roderick-Thackray

Ludworth Moor Colliery, the Mine and the Men

Artwork size: 24"x 17"

Price: £450.00

A Lancashire Mill - the End of an Era Artist-Roderick-Thackray

A Lancashire Mill - the End of an Era

Artwork size: 16"x 20"

Price: £495.00

Moor End, Mellor, Nr. Stockport Artist-Roderick-Thackray

Moor End, Mellor, Nr. Stockport

Artwork size: 12"x 16"

Price: £350.00

Fred Bannister, Pitman Artist-Roderick-Thackray

Fred Bannister, Pitman

Artwork size: 12"x 9"

Price: £325.00

Pitman at work Artist-Roderick-Thackray

Pitman at work -  (Ink and coloured wash)

Artwork size: 12"x 16"

Price: £295.00

Mill Town Artist-Roderick-Thackray

Mill Town

Artwork size: 24"x 18"

Price: SOLD