Hadrian’s Wall Live

The lives of Roman Legionnaires were re-enacted during the Hadrian’s Wall Live event at Birdoswald and Housesteads Roman forts over the weekend. The event which was organised by English Heritage brought together over 120 re-enactors from around Europe to create a living history camp for visitors to the ancient Roman forts on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland andContinue reading “Hadrian’s Wall Live”

Rosedale Show – 2016

The annual Rosedale show took place yesterday. Founded in 1871 the annual Agricultural, Horticultural and Industrial Society show remains one of the most popular shows in the calendar…   See more of my work on my website and blogs… HERE Images copyright Ian Forsyth All rights reserved. No usage without arrangement.  

Hinderwell Show – 2016

The Hinderwell show in north-east Yorkshire has been held since 1868 providing family entertainment and fun with opportunities for people to show their skills and animals. This year was the 147th show…here’s a few pictures from the day: See more of my work on my website and blogs… HERE Images copyright Ian Forsyth All rights reserved. No usageContinue reading “Hinderwell Show – 2016”

English National Sheepdog Trials

Some 150 of the best sheepdogs and handlers in the country competed in the 3-day English National Sheepdog Trials on the Castle Howard estate near York this weekend to try and win one of 15 places available in the national team. The winners will go on to represent England at the International trials. See moreContinue reading “English National Sheepdog Trials”

2016 Borrowby Show

Borrowby Show near Knayton in North Yorkshire was first held in 1949 and is now a regular feature in the show calendar. Field classes cover most farm animals including cattle and sheep and tent classes and exhibits range from farm and garden produce, flowers, cookery, wine, arts & crafts and children’s competitions. The popular eventContinue reading “2016 Borrowby Show”

The 150th Ryedale Agricultural Show

The Ryedale Show was established in 1855 and is a traditional agricultural show renowned for its very high standard of entries in all sections. The show is run with both the farming community and townspeople’s interests in mind with eight show rings running throughout the day exhibiting prime cattle, horses, pigs and sheep along withContinue reading “The 150th Ryedale Agricultural Show”

2016 Great Yorkshire Show

The annual Great Yorkshire Show now in its 158th year is the UK’s premier agricultural event and brings together agricultural displays, livestock events, farming demonstrations, food, dairy and produce stands as well as equestrian events to the thousands of visitors who attend the popular show over three days to celebrate the farming and agricultural communityContinue reading “2016 Great Yorkshire Show”

Yorkshire’s Gasland

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a technique designed to recover gas and oil from shale rock. The process involves drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure mixture of water, sand and chemicals are injected into the rock at high pressure which in turn allows the gas to flow out to the head of theContinue reading “Yorkshire’s Gasland”

The Big Five

In Africa , the big five game animals are the African Lion, the White/Black Rhinoceros, the Cape Buffalo, African Elephant and the African Leopard. The term big five was coined by big-game hunters and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot.  The members of the Big Five were chosenContinue reading “The Big Five”

The Lion

The Lion is the most endangered out of Africa’s three big cats – Lion, Leopard and Cheetah – with fewer than 30,000 remaining on the continent and less than 2,000 in Kenya they are at risk from hunting, habitat loss and diseases that can be spread from domestic dogs in nearby villages. Lions are largeContinue reading “The Lion”