In the summer of 1989 when I was eighteen years old I decided to pick up my Dad’s nylon stringed classical guitar and see what I could do with it. As a kid I have a few vague memories of my Dad playing the guitar but it had mostly been sitting in our house untouched. […]Read more "Fender Stratocaster"
Aircraft have fascinated me from an early age. I remember once a year, every summer, all the kids in our street used to be able to watch a free air display as the jets circled around the nearby RAF Church Fenton near York. When we moved away my Dad and I were annual visitors to […]Read more "Reach for the Skies"
Apologies for the delay since my last past, as I am sure happens to everyone life seems to get in the way and before you know it months have gone by! Back in the spring we took one of our many family outings to Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire and, in between skipping stones across the […]Read more "Bolton Abbey"
I can’t imagine there are many places in the world where the number one tourist attraction (at least according to the ubiquitous TripAdvisor) is a prison. Until recently the only place where I would have considered this to be a possibility would have been Alcatraz in San Francisco. Even though Robben Island in Cape Town […]Read more "Kilmainham Gaol"
It seemed like a good idea at the time – a night time expedition to discover what remains of a supposedly haunted house, take a few photos, and write a blog for Halloween. It doesn’t seem like such a good idea now.Read more "The Haunting of Milner Field"
Little Germany, an area of Bradford in West Yorkshire, was named after the large number of German (and other European) merchants who built warehouses in the area from the mid-19th century. As you can see from these pictures these were no ordinary warehouses. At that time Bradford was the wool capital of the world and […]Read more "Little Germany"
The annual 1940s weekend in Haworth, Yorkshire, is a photographer’s paradise. Haworth’s cobbled Main Street, the train station on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, and the Bronte Parsonage provide a perfect backdrop for the hundreds of people who go to so much effort to dress up in authentic period costume. Because these people put […]Read more "Haworth 1940s Weekend 2016"