1988 was the year of the first publication of Killip's influential ‘In Flagrante’ collection, and even if none of the photographs were actually taken in that particular year, we have all the excuse we need right there. Indeed the work has been recently republished by Steidl in a beautiful large format edition titled ‘In Flagrante Two’ and I have been luxuriating in that recently. Plussing as which, rules are mine, flexible and acknowledge sentence one. In any case, Killip’s work follows on from some of our previous points of connection, most notably perhaps to Raymond Depardon’s photographs of Glasgow, and Killip himself has recognised in recent years that with this work he was very much a chronicler of the de-industrialisation of Britain. As such his photographs are invaluable social documents of a truth that is largely missing from mainstream histories of the era.