Life’s a Bench

So I’ve been dipping in and out of a project recently that began, quite without intention, a number of years ago where I document the plaques left in memorial to loved ones on benches that I happened to pass as I was out and about on various other jobs or projects. What started out asContinue reading “Life’s a Bench”

Holocaust Memorial Day

A service took place today at St Barnabas Church in Middlesbrough to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The hour-long service brought together people from the local community and from all backgrounds and religious beliefs to mark the 70-year anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and also to remember the millions that were killedContinue reading “Holocaust Memorial Day”

The Bombardment

Memorial events have been held today in Hartlepool, Whitby and Scarborough to commemorate a naval bombardment of the towns 100 hundred years ago, by German warships during World War One. Of the three towns Hartlepool was the most affected by the shelling with over 1,100 shells falling on the community during a frantic forty minuteContinue reading “The Bombardment”

Middlesbrough remembers…

A Remembrance Sunday ceremony held at the cenotaph in Middlesbrough in Cleveland earlier today saw veterans, serving soldiers and Army cadets join hundreds more members of the public to show their respects. Following the ceremony the troops marched along Linthorpe Road which was lined on both sides by the public. Remembrance Sunday is held onContinue reading “Middlesbrough remembers…”

Jim Maidens Memorial Fishing Competition

The annual Jim Maidens memorial beach fishing competition took place on Sunday evening in Saltburn by the Sea in Cleveland. The competition is held each year to mark the death of the Saltburn plumber and keen fisherman Jim Maidens, who died in 1998 when he was killed after being swept overboard from his boat ‘Corina’Continue reading “Jim Maidens Memorial Fishing Competition”