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”

Light support

The Last Post is played looking out over the industrial heartland of Teesside by South Bank brass band member Dave Mackin during a torch-lit procession on Eston Nab… Hundreds of men, woman and children, many of whom steelworkers and their families and people from the local community climbed high up to the Nab which standsContinue reading “Light support”

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”

COMING SOON…My new book!

I’m delighted to announce that my new book – ‘Coast People – Life on the north east coast’┬áhas gone to print and will be available soon. ‘Coast People‘ is a photo-book that tells the story of a stretch of British coastline from the area known as South Gare at the mouth of the river Tees,Continue reading “COMING SOON…My new book!”

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”

Pickering Traction Engine Rally

Today saw the start of the 62nd Pickering Traction Engine Rally in North Yorkshire where homage is paid to the early industrial heritage of Great Britain and to a country who’s strength was built on steam power. The rally features one of the largest lines of showman’s engines and fairground organs seen in the northContinue reading “Pickering Traction Engine Rally”

Pitmen’s Pride

From early morning on the twelfth of August in 1871 groups of miners and their families made their way steadily towards the City of Durham. Like small conquering armies they headed towards the cathedral city along the small roads and tracks that snaked through the countryside marching behind heavy canvas banners held aloft by thoseContinue reading “Pitmen’s Pride”

Twenty years on

Twenty years to the day after the closure of Easington colliery in County Durham former miners and their families held an event today to remember the closure of the mine and the resulting impact it had on what was one of the major coal production mines in the country. Coincidentally the funeral of Margaret ThatcherContinue reading “Twenty years on”