Mick Hutton

Mick Hutton is a former navvy and tube-train driver, and now works as a musician and plumber.


June 7, 2011 Welcome to the Misery Line

Travelling in the last carriage on a southbound Northern Line train between East Finchley and Camden Town before the year 2000, the observant passenger might have noticed the Guard sipping tea from an enamel cup. Nowadays the guard is all but forgotten and those of you who have travelled on the Docklands Light Railway can…

November 2, 2009 Being a Navvy

It is 1973 and I am standing in Ilford Station on a Sunday afternoon where the track used to be. I’m working as a navvy and according to my payslip I am a plate-layer. We’ve been here nearly twelve hours already and the job is nowhere near finished – we need to get the new…