Appleby Horse Fair – 2016

The Appleby Horse Fair is held each year in early June when around 10,000 – 15,000 English and Welsh gypsies, Scottish and Irish travellers gather to buy and sell horses, meet with friends and relations, and celebrate their culture. These different groups share a similar lifestyle and culture, and many gypsies and travellers regard ApplebyContinue reading “Appleby Horse Fair – 2016”

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”

New Year’s Day Hunt

Horses, riders and hounds from the Cleveland Hunt prepare to ride out on the traditional New Year’s Day hunt this morning. Prior to 1827 this pack was known as the ‘Roxby and Cleveland’ and their hunt country covers an area of around 25 miles by 15 miles and varies from vale to high moorland. EstablishedContinue reading “New Year’s Day Hunt”

Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet is a dance company with a strong repertoire in theatrical dance productions where the emphasis is on story telling as well as classical ballet. Regarded as one of the world’s leading ballet companies they are committed to creating new ballets and tour widely to perform to a wide range of audiences throughout theContinue reading “Northern Ballet”

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”

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”

Coast People – Life on the north east coast

As many of you will know I have been planning to produce a book about a project that I have been working on for a number of years called ‘Coast People’. Initially things with the publishers were going well and the layouts and text were all sorted and it was starting to take shape. HoweverContinue reading “Coast People – Life on the north east coast”

Pickering wartime and 1940’s weekend

Once again the wartime and 1940’s weekend brought re-enactors, enthusiasts and visitors to Pickering and the surrounding areas to turn the clock back for a short time and immerse themselves into a bit of wartime nostalgia for the weekend…   See more of my work on my website and blogs… HERE Images copyright Ian ForsythContinue reading “Pickering wartime and 1940’s weekend”

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”