Jorvik Viking Festival

Hundreds of Viking re-enactors from all over the country take part in a march through the centre of York before fighting a battle during the finale of a living history display in the city. The battle saw hundreds of Viking warriors take to the field recreating the Battle of Stainmore which saw the betrayal andContinue reading “Jorvik Viking Festival”

A River Runs Through It

Today I was offered a great opportunity to go on board the High Tide Adventure and take a trip on the River Tees and offering a unique chance of seeing some of the industrial locations both past and present, along the banks of the river that meanders through the industrial heartland of Teesside. The boatContinue reading “A River Runs Through It”

Building Bridges

The final 100 metre centrepiece of Sunderland’s new River Wear crossing was gradually lifted into place in Sunderland on Friday. The £117 million landmark development by FVB joint Venture is the first new bridge to be built over the River Wear in Sunderland in over four decades. The bridge, which will rise to 105 metres, willContinue reading “Building Bridges”

Offshore Structures Britain

Based on the banks of the River Tees the Offshore Structures Britain facility at at Haverton Hill provides steel manufacturing, blasting and painting facilities for the serial production of large tubular offshore wind foundations, notably the transition pieces or TP’s, which link the mono pile foundations of offshore wind turbines with the towers. They have recently signed the contract toContinue reading “Offshore Structures Britain”

2016 – My Year in Pictures

So for my ‘Year in Pictures’ round-up this year I’ve chosen a picture from some of the jobs or events that I’ve covered… I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking at my work.    See more of my work on my website and blogs… HERE Images copyright Ian Forsyth / Getty Images All rights reserved. NoContinue reading “2016 – My Year in Pictures”

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”

2016 Great Yorkshire Show

The annual Great Yorkshire Show now in its 158th year is the UK’s premier agricultural event and brings together agricultural displays, livestock events, farming demonstrations, food, dairy and produce stands as well as equestrian events to the thousands of visitors who attend the popular show over three days to celebrate the farming and agricultural communityContinue reading “2016 Great Yorkshire Show”

Tour de Yorkshire 2016

As the Tour de Yorkshire entered the third and final stage on Sunday with the 193km leg from Middlesbrough to Scarborough I was starting out in Great Ayton to shoot some pictures in the village ahead of the riders coming through later in the day. Returning for a second year the hugely popular cycling raceContinue reading “Tour de Yorkshire 2016”

In or Out?

The European Referendum came to Newcastle upon Tyne today as both the Vote Leave and the Stronger In campaigns came to town. Firstly Boris Johnson delivered a speech to vote leave activists which, other than three or four people who heckled from the back otherwise went down well to a crowded room in the Centre forContinue reading “In or Out?”

Labour North Conference

Members and supporters of the Labour Party attended their regional conference at the International Centre for Life in Newcastle today. Following an introduction to the stage by Newcastle North MP Chi Onwurah, party leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed the conference reiterating that the north maintains strong Labour support and is an area with many proud traditions.Continue reading “Labour North Conference”