Final Journey

The funeral of World War Two veteran Thomas Cox, 90, from Stockton takes place at St Bede’s Chapel at Teesside crematorium earlier this morning. After Mr Cox, who served with the Royal Pioneer Corps, died no other family members could be traced and after a social media appeal went out for people to attend soContinue reading “Final Journey”

A final goodnight…

  A coffin waits under a union jack To be carried slowly out of the back Out of the darkness and towards the light Down the ramp to a final goodnight Wear your poppy with pride this Remembrance Day The Poppy Appeal Image copyright Ian Forsyth/Crown copyright

Tip of the Sword

Following a phone call, a quick chat and an invitation from a friend of mine – the talented Teesside based documentary film-maker Craig Hornby – I met up with him to meet and photograph a former soldier with an interesting story…   Eddie Straight, 94, from Saltburn and who now lives in a retirement homeContinue reading “Tip of the Sword”

His duty done

When silence descends at 11am tomorrow morning and the majority of people around the country quietly acknowledge the sacrifice and commitment of the men and women of the armed forces with two minutes of quiet contemplation and respectful thoughts I will be photographing one of those services at my local war memorial in Saltburn. ItContinue reading “His duty done”