Ironopolis – The day the steel stopped

As the steelworkers from ‘C’ shift prepared themselves to carry out the final coke push on oven 64 at the SSI UK steel works at Redcar this week they were not only starting the process by which the ovens would gradually cool down rendering them useless for any future use but it was also markingContinue reading “Ironopolis – The day the steel stopped”

Northern Steel

Hundreds of steelworkers, their families and supporters attended a torch-light vigil and rally this evening in Redcar to show support for the steel workers and contractors from SSI Steel after an announcement was made last week that production at the Teesside site was to be paused. The company, which employs around 2,000 people said theyContinue reading “Northern Steel”

Hitachi has arrived

British Prime Minister David Cameron and the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne joined other dignitaries and business leaders as they attended the extravagant opening of an £82m train factory in County Durham today. The Hitachi plant in Newton Aycliffe will employ 750 workers assembling high-speed Intercity trains for the East Coast and Great WesternContinue reading “Hitachi has arrived”

The 50th Masham Steam Engine Rally

This weekend sees the 50th annual Masham Steam Engine Rally in North Yorkshire. The fair which began in 1965 saw over forty steam traction engines, thirty miniature steam engines and displayed commercial vehicles, vintage and classic cars and tractors to the hundreds of visitors who attended the weekend long event.   See more of myContinue reading “The 50th Masham Steam Engine Rally”

Duncombe Park Steam Rally

Held in the picturesque grounds of Duncombe Park near Helmsley in North Yorkshire the Duncombe Park Steam Rally attracts over 40 full sized steam engines along with miniature engines, commercial vehicles, tractors, vintage cars and motorcycles and a large array of trade stands and entertainment. Thousands of people are expected to attend the event thatContinue reading “Duncombe Park Steam Rally”

Grassroots – Eaglescliffe

British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Icon Plastics in Eaglescliffe today. The extremely brief visit to the plastics manufacturing factory which is situated in the region’s most marginal constituency of Stockton South comes as part of the Conservative Party UK tour campaign ahead of the General Election on May 7th when Britain goes to the polls on what isContinue reading “Grassroots – Eaglescliffe”

The Gare

The light was good the other evening so I headed down to South Gare to shoot a few pictures…     See more of my work on my website and blogs…. HERE All images copyright Ian Forsyth / Getty Images No usage without arrangement

The Year in Focus – 2014

So once again we’re heading towards that end of year time when many photographers roll out their ‘Year in Pictures‘ features showing some of their work from over the year. So it seems fitting that I post up some pictures from the range of work that I’ve shot this year. Some of it was shotContinue reading “The Year in Focus – 2014”

Going Underground

Cleveland Potash mine sits near Boulby on the picturesque North Yorkshire coast nestled amongst the green fields and with commanding views of the North Sea. It began production of potash in 1973. Operating down to depths of 1400 metres it is the only mine of this type in the UK and is the second deepestContinue reading “Going Underground”

Take the hill

The roar of old engines broke the morning silence in Saltburn by the Sea today as the historic Hill Climb began once again. Cancelled last year due to the heavy flooding that caused severe damage in the Cat Nab car park and other parts of the town the competitors and classic car and motorcycle enthusiastsContinue reading “Take the hill”