This is the home of what remains of U534, the last U-Boat ever to set sail. On May 5th 1945, the day after all German forces had surrenderd U534 was spotted sailing of the Danish coast and was sunk by an RAF Liberator. Amazingly all the crew escaped but sadly two died waiting to be … Continue reading The last U-Boat
The regulations eased a bit this week. We can now met upto 6 other people outdoors and join family in their gardens. Shops open on April 12th so until then this is what our City High Streets look like here in the UK.
Hight Tide at Hoylake, Wirral. 11.10am March 29th 2021. 12 sec @f11. 100 iso.
I wrote yesterday about the WW1 pilots graves i have discovered in a village not far from where i live. This is the first of their stories. Flying Cadet Vernon Francis Gibson 51st Training Depot Station - British - died saturday November 9th 1918 aged 19 Vernon Gibson was only 19 years old when he … Continue reading Remembering the Shotwick 9 – Two incidents on one day
I bought my daughter a book of WW1 poetry recently and it has inadvertently started me on another quest. The search for local Commonwealth War Graves in my area from the first world war, hopefully telling you the tales of the fallen; respectfully attempting to remember them 100 years on. This all started with my … Continue reading Remembering the Fallen
After getting my old Pentax ME Super fixed last week i had an opportunity to take it out for a shoot last week. It was the first time i had used it in over 32 years and it was incredible how everything instantly came back to me. I knew exactly where all the controls where, … Continue reading The return of an old friend part 2
Chester horse racing course, the oldest in the World, is another sporting venue in hibernation, awaiting the return of punters and all the other race goers who add to the carnival of a meeting. Starved of its excitement, the venue is re-inventing itself as a covid vaccination centre until such time as racing returns. And … Continue reading Another sleeping stadium
This is my old Pentax ME Super. My first 35mm camera bought as a 21st present a long time ago ! It was the start of everything for me. Then in 1989 i upgraded to Canon EOS because they had auto focus ( that i badly needed ) and a motor wind. I shot motor … Continue reading The return of an old friend
Walking around Chester City's football ground yesterday i was suddenly drawn to a tree, standing alone, away from the stadium. In its branches fluttered scraps of old material. However, as i drew closer i realised that it wasnt old rags but the remains of a supporters shirt and scarf, a supporter who passed on last … Continue reading In memory of a fan
All over the world stadiums and sporting venues remain dormant, suspended in a state of readiness, awaiting the magic kiss that will re-awaken them. From World leading venues to the local cricket pitch they sit patiently awaiting our return. This is the Deva stadium, home to Chester City Football Club. Not the most glamorous nor … Continue reading The sleeping stadium