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”

Sankta Lucia

The traditional Swedish festival of Sankta Lucia took place tonight at York Minster. The festival is a traditional festival of light that celebrates the bringer of light during the long darkness of winter. The service features a candlelit procession and carols in celebration of St Lucy, a young Sicilian girl who was said to haveContinue reading “Sankta Lucia”

The 30th Masham Sheep Fair

So the 30th Masham Sheep Fair took place over the weekend and once again it brought a wide range of sheep…obviously and Morris dancers and ice cream and sheepdogs herding ducks – as you do – and skipping and teddy boys and hats and wool-weaving and large potatoes and geese and sheep-racing jumping over hurdlesContinue reading “The 30th Masham Sheep Fair”

The 105th Bilsdale Country Show

The 105th Bilsdale Country Show was held in North Yorkshire today… #Countrypeople See more of my work on my website and blogsā€¦ HERE Images copyright Ian Forsyth 2015. All rights reserved. No usage without arrangement.

Castle Howard Proms

Hundreds of people attended the 25th anniversary of theĀ Castle Howard Proms event near York on Saturday evening. The theme of the event this year was a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the 70th anniversary of VE day. The evening brought an evening of classic musical favourites performed by theContinue reading “Castle Howard Proms”