Sankta Lucia 2016

Matilda Jarl, 15, from the Jarfalla chamber choir near Stockholm played the role of Lucia last night as she led the procession during the Swedish Sankta Lucia Festival of Light service at York Minster. The Sankta Lucia service is a traditional Swedish service merged from pagan and christian traditions and celebrates Saint Lucy who wasContinue reading “Sankta Lucia 2016”

The Krampus comes to Whitby

Participants dressed as the folklore figure, Krampus, posed for pictures ahead of a charity event in Whitby, North Yorkshire earlier today. The event is the only one of its kind held in the United Kingdom and helps to raise money for local charity, Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary The Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure from Austro-Bavarian Alpine folkloreContinue reading “The Krampus comes to Whitby”

Boxing Day dip – Redcar

Hundreds of people charged into the cold waters of the North sea this morning as they take part in the annual Boxing Day dip at Redcar beach. The event which attracts many hardy souls each Boxing day morning, many wearing fancy dress, helps to raise hundreds of pounds for a wide range of local andContinue reading “Boxing Day dip – Redcar”

Sankta Lucia

The traditional Swedish festival of Sankta Lucia took place tonight at York Minster. The festival is a traditional festival of light that celebrates the bringer of light during the long darkness of winter. The service features a candlelit procession and carols in celebration of St Lucy, a young Sicilian girl who was said to haveContinue reading “Sankta Lucia”

Nowt to worry about

A bit of snow came to parts of North Yorkshire near Castleton overnight…but nowt to worry about.     See more of my work on my website and blogs via the link… HERE Images remain copyright Ian Forsyth No  usage without arrangement      

Boxing Day Dip

The annual Boxing Day Dip takes place at Redcar beach. The event brings hundreds of people to the beach to take a dip in the cold north sea and helps raise hundreds of pounds for various charities…     See more of my work on my website and blogs via the link….. HERE Images remain copyrightContinue reading “Boxing Day Dip”

Next sale…

I visited the annual Poultry sales at York Auction Centre first thing this morning to shoot some pictures as they took delivery of the turkeys, geese and other poultry from various farmers and suppliers in the area who bring them in to be sold off at auction to butchers, wholesalers and other members of theContinue reading “Next sale…”

Sankta Lucia – The Festival of Light

For the second year running the Sankta Lucia festival of light service was held at York Minster this evening. The Swedish tradition of Sankta Lucia shares many similarities with the advent procession that some people may be more familiar with. Dating back to the 18th century the festival symbolises the bringing of light into the darknessContinue reading “Sankta Lucia – The Festival of Light”

Boxing Day Dippers

The annual Boxing Day dips takes place at Saltburn and Redcar beaches in Cleveland today. The events see hundreds of ‘dippers‘, many in fancy dress, brave the chilly North sea waters to raise money for various charities. Here’s a selection of some of my pictures from today…   http://www.ianforsythphotography.co.uk

Good Elf…

Hundreds of people attended an event at Stockeld Park near York earlier today, coming together in an attempt to break the world record for the largest gathering of Elves! The event, which eventually saw a total of 1116 elves, smashing the old record of 762, was organised in order to raise money for the Martin HouseContinue reading “Good Elf…”