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 30th Masham Sheep Fair

So the 30th Masham Sheep Fair took place over the weekend and once again it brought a wide range of sheep…obviously and Morris dancers and ice cream and sheepdogs herding ducks – as you do – and skipping and teddy boys and hats and wool-weaving and large potatoes and geese and sheep-racing jumping over hurdlesContinue reading “The 30th Masham Sheep Fair”

Legend of the Penny Hedge

Lol Hodgson, the Baliff of the Manor of Fyling carries out the ancient Penny Hedge tradition in Whitby. The beginnings of this ancient custom that dates back to around 1159 are unclear but some say it was penance for the accidental killing of a hermit who was a monk at the abbey. Others say itContinue reading “Legend of the Penny Hedge”

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”

Cattle wash here

The Stokesley Agricultural Show remains one of the biggest one-day shows to be held in the north of England. Attracting entrants from all over the country who come to enter their animals into the different categories of livestock, horses and other events for judging. Dating back to 1859 the show has ran every year apartContinue reading “Cattle wash here”