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”

Sankta Lucia 2016

Matilda Jarl, 15, from the Jarfalla chamber choir near Stockholm played the role of Lucia last night as she led the procession during the Swedish Sankta Lucia Festival of Light service at York Minster. The Sankta Lucia service is a traditional Swedish service merged from pagan and christian traditions and celebrates Saint Lucy who wasContinue reading “Sankta Lucia 2016”

Autumn Steam

It was full steam ahead this weekend as visitors and rail enthusiasts came to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to enjoy the Autumn Steam Weekend. The line runs from Pickering to Whitby and is one of the most picturesque railways that still has steam locomotives running. I headed to the village of Grosmont to seeContinue reading “Autumn Steam”

Hinderwell Show – 2016

The Hinderwell show in north-east Yorkshire has been held since 1868 providing family entertainment and fun with opportunities for people to show their skills and animals. This year was the 147th show…here’s a few pictures from the day: See more of my work on my website and blogs… HERE Images copyright Ian Forsyth All rights reserved. No usageContinue reading “Hinderwell Show – 2016”

English National Sheepdog Trials

Some 150 of the best sheepdogs and handlers in the country competed in the 3-day English National Sheepdog Trials on the Castle Howard estate near York this weekend to try and win one of 15 places available in the national team. The winners will go on to represent England at the International trials. See moreContinue reading “English National Sheepdog Trials”

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”

Keep calm and carry oil

Scooter enthusiasts from all around the country arrived in Whitby to take part in the Easter National Scooter Rally this weekend. The event was an opportunity to visit the North Yorkshire fishing town to enjoy live entertainment and music, visit the parts fair and custom show, check out the other scooters and to meet upContinue reading “Keep calm and carry oil”