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”

Forward Assist Photo & Writing Project

I was approached recently by Tees Valley Arts to see if I would like to work with a veterans group called Forward Assist as part of a writer/photographer collaboration project which would offer an opportunity to meet and document the experiences of a number of older people and veterans who are currently living at the Helen McArdle care home inContinue reading “Forward Assist Photo & Writing Project”

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”

The Fleet

The inshore fishing fleet at Redcar originated in the early 14th Century with crab, lobster and fishing bringing in much needed income to local fishermen. However as the fishing industry has steadily declined over recent years so to the fleet has reduced in size so that today only a small number of boats put toContinue reading “The Fleet”

The Yorkshire Shepherdess

Clive and Amanda Owen live and work at Ravenseat farm near Keld deep in the Yorkshire dales. Hard-working and incredibly passionate about their work the 2,000 acres of exposed moorland farm is home to some 1,000 of their beloved Swaledale sheep as well as cattle, horses, pigs and chickens. Living with them in this remoteContinue reading “The Yorkshire Shepherdess”

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”

Legio 1 Italica

Roman soldiers from the Italian re-enactment group Legio 1 Italica took part in a weekend of authentic events organised by English Heritage this weekend that were based around Roman military history on Hadrian’s Wall at Birdoswald Roman Fort. The 130-strong group aimed to bring alive the typical life of Roman soldiers based in this area at aroundContinue reading “Legio 1 Italica”

The 105th Bilsdale Country Show

The 105th Bilsdale Country Show was held in North Yorkshire today… #Countrypeople See more of my work on my website and blogs… HERE Images copyright Ian Forsyth 2015. All rights reserved. No usage without arrangement.

The real Northern Powerhouse

More than two decades after the last pit closed in the Durham Coalfield the Durham Miners Gala or the ‘Big Meeting’ as the event is also known remains as popular as ever. The Gala forms part of the culture and heritage of the area and represents the communal values of the North East of England.Continue reading “The real Northern Powerhouse”

Holocaust Memorial Day

A service took place today at St Barnabas Church in Middlesbrough to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The hour-long service brought together people from the local community and from all backgrounds and religious beliefs to mark the 70-year anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and also to remember the millions that were killedContinue reading “Holocaust Memorial Day”