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”