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┬áVote 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”

The Fleet

The inshore fishing fleet at Redcar originated in the early 14th Century with crab, lobster and fishing bringing in much needed income to local fishermen. However as the fishing industry has steadily declined over recent years so to the fleet has reduced in size so that today only a small number of boats put toContinue reading “The Fleet”

New Year’s Day Hunt

Horses, riders and hounds from the Cleveland Hunt prepare to ride out on the traditional New Year’s Day hunt this morning. Prior to 1827 this pack was known as the ‘Roxby and Cleveland’ and their hunt country covers an area of around 25 miles by 15 miles and varies from vale to high moorland. EstablishedContinue reading “New Year’s Day Hunt”

York Flooding

The River’s Ouse and Foss in York flooded riverside homes and business premises after heavy rain caused severe flooding in parts of the city on 27 December and which forced the evacuation of residents and visitors from homes and hotels. Heavy rain over the Christmas period has caused severe flooding in northern England with homesContinue reading “York Flooding”

Behind the Scenes – The NYMR

A look at the hard work that goes on behind the scenes with the dedicated volunteers, staff, firemen and drivers at the┬áNorth Yorkshire Moors Railway who start each day at 5am at the engine sheds in Grosmont to ensure that all the steam locomotives used are fired up and ready to go and are inContinue reading “Behind the Scenes – The NYMR”

The 50th Masham Steam Engine Rally

This weekend sees the 50th annual Masham Steam Engine Rally in North Yorkshire. The fair which began in 1965 saw over forty steam traction engines, thirty miniature steam engines and displayed commercial vehicles, vintage and classic cars and tractors to the hundreds of visitors who attended the weekend long event.   See more of myContinue reading “The 50th Masham Steam Engine Rally”

Redcar Land Sailing Regatta

Land sailing events in Redcar date back as far as 1909 and the sport still maintains a strong following of enthusiasts who travel all over the country to compete in various events. This weekend saw the Redcar regatta take place which is held on the wide open sandy beach of Coatham Sands…   See moreContinue reading “Redcar Land Sailing Regatta”