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”

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”

Grassroots – Redcar (II)

As the days between now and the General Election in May gradually slip away the pre-election machines are starting to increase their activities in the marginal areas where a guaranteed victory in the polls might not be as forthcoming as in some other areas. Redcar on Teesside is one of these seats and after aContinue reading “Grassroots – Redcar (II)”

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”

Public sector strike action

A public sector worker stands on a picket line during a strike outside the Vancouver House building in Middlesbrough town centre. The strike is part of a country wide action that will see an expected 1.5 million workers including teachers, firefighters and civil servant members of public sector unions such as Unison, Unite, GMB, PCS,Continue reading “Public sector strike action”