Blyth Tall Ships Regatta

The bustling port town in South East Northumberland played host to the four-day long prestigious Tall Ships Regatta. Up to 30 of the largest and most spectacular ships in the world, some up to 100 metres long and decades old attended the event from Norway, Portugal, Belgium, Poland, the Netherlands and the UK before theyContinue reading “Blyth Tall Ships Regatta”

2016 Sunderland International Air Show

Thousands of people attended the 28th Sunderland International Air Show on July 23, 2016 in Sunderland, England. On and above the seafronts at Roker and Seaburn on the north east coast of England it is the largest free air show in Europe. The spectators are entertained by an impressive display of aircraft from across theContinue reading “2016 Sunderland International Air Show”

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”

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”

Redcar Land Sailing Regatta

Land sailing events in Redcar date back as far as 1909 and the sport still maintains a strong following of enthusiasts who travel all over the country to compete in various events. This weekend saw the Redcar regatta take place which is held on the wide open sandy beach of Coatham Sands…   See moreContinue reading “Redcar Land Sailing Regatta”

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!”

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 Pilgrims

Around one hundred pilgrims from Northern Cross celebrated Easter today by crossing over the mudflats to the island of Lindisfarne in Northumberland. On what was the final leg of their week long journey as they walked from many parts of northern England the pilgrims, many barefoot, walked the two and a half miles along theContinue reading “The Pilgrims”

Out and about – Whitby

So this weekend has pretty much been a ‘Whitby Weekend‘! With a couple of stories that I wanted to look at, one yesterday and the other today it also gave me the chance to go out for a wander around the town with a completely free and open brief to go and shoot whatever IContinue reading “Out and about – Whitby”

The Fleet

Some of Scarborough fishing fleet moored up in the harbour at Scarborough…   See more of my work on my website and blogs via the link…┬áHERE Images remain copyright Ian Forsyth No usage without arrangement