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.
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
Mid March and after staying indoors for most of the past 5 weeks i decided i needed to get out and about and continue with my project "The Park", documenting 12 months in the life of the world's first municipal park, Birkenhead Park. The weather is still really cold here in the UK, most temperatures … Continue reading An afternoon in the park
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
Exactly 60 years ago today, the Beatles played here, the Grosvenor Ballrooms in liscard, Wirral. Between June 1960 and September 1961 they played here 14 times and apparently hated the place. There were constant fights with hundreds of teddy boys from different ends of the town, squaring up. The Beatles often had to run from … Continue reading It was sixty years ago today…..
Its normal to go to the shops. Even in a pandemic we take shopping for granted. We can buy whatever we like. We are spoiled for choice. Apart from face coverings nothing is different. We take these places for granted. But do we stop and consider the people, the heroes, who have given us this … Continue reading Thank you for your normality
A new month and onwards towards a new hope we march. But not before winter has finished with us. Today offered rare blue skies despite the biting cold. Long dark shadows. Perfect conditions for some gothic images. “Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!” Bram Stoker
Another dry day another chance to update one of my projects. "The Park" is the photographic story of 12 months in the life of the worlds oldest municipal park, Birkenhead Park in Merseyside in the UK. Opened in 1847 it has lived through 2 world wars and now 2 pandemics. After the floodA visit to … Continue reading Down in the Park….
Here in the UK it seems like its been raining forever. Certainly December and January have been exceptionally bad. Grey days with the lights on at 3 o clock, 16 hours of darkness, cold that never seems to ease, damp mist getting into your bones. Parts of the UK have had severe floods in the … Continue reading Rain, rain, rain.
From the haunting pictures posted yesterday to dramatic winterscapes today. Enjoy England in lockdown. Mud and Ice 1"Im going home...."Mud and Ice 2Discarded oil tankThe end of the lineEmergency hay balesDodging the puddles Stay Safe.