Whitby Goth Weekend – 20th Anniversary

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary since the Whitby Goth Weekend first began. Each year it grows bigger and bigger becoming increasingly more popular. The weekend event brings together thousands of extravagantly dressed followers of Victoriana, Steampunk, Cybergoth and Romanticism and those who are into the buzzing music scene that forms the roots of Goth culture…  Continue reading “Whitby Goth Weekend – 20th Anniversary”

Pickering wartime and 1940’s weekend

Once again Pickering wartime and 1940’s weekend came to the Yorkshire town this weekend with re-enactors, enthusiasts and fans of all things 40’s getting involved and having a great time. I was down today shooting for Getty Images and arrived at the showground in Pickering at first light and spent a few hours there beforeContinue reading “Pickering wartime and 1940’s weekend”

Week of weeks

So this week has been pretty good to us with the surf…..The most memorable day being Tuesday which, as far as Saltburn goes was pretty much as good as it gets! Some epic swell running through all day and I think it’s safe to say that everyone, including myself left the water on Tuesday eveningContinue reading “Week of weeks”

The engine shed

Work continued in earnest this morning at the engine sheds of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in the small Yorkshire village of Grosmont. The work was to prepare the steam locomotives ‘Chiru‘ and ‘Eric Treacy‘ for a short ceremony to mark the construction of a second platform at Whitby train station. This second platform willContinue reading “The engine shed”

Pitmen’s Pride

From early morning on the twelfth of August in 1871 groups of miners and their families made their way steadily towards the City of Durham. Like small conquering armies they headed towards the cathedral city along the small roads and tracks that snaked through the countryside marching behind heavy canvas banners held aloft by thoseContinue reading “Pitmen’s Pride”

Come to the Mela

The multi-cultural festival that is Middlesbrough Mela kicked off in heavy rain today with a parade by children and community groups around the town centre to mark the official start of the weekend. Numerous events and stalls will be based around the town’s Centre Square area on the weekend of June 7 and 8 andContinue reading “Come to the Mela”

‘Weihnachtsfrieden’ – For all those that fell

For just the briefest of moments around Christmas time in 1914 a small reminder of normality amidst the chaos and madness of warfare returned when men, very young men, sitting in the cold trenches of the German Army and dug into the mud of the French countryside began to sing Christmas carols. As their voicesContinue reading “‘Weihnachtsfrieden’ – For all those that fell”

Melting pot for the imagination

If you happened to drive through the east Cleveland town of Redcar and then continued through what’s left of the small village of Warrenby – where before they were demolished all the streets happened to be named after marsh birds – and continue on past the collection of small business premises and car garages thatContinue reading “Melting pot for the imagination”

Blue pier

The first light of morning casts a blue light over the pier in Saltburn, Cleveland   http://www.ianforsythphotography.co.uk