The Shotwick 9 – South Africa and England.

The last two stories belong to a South African and a Englishman born in France. Lieutenant Hugh Robert Fuhr RAF 67th Training Squadron - died 10am 14th June 1918 - aged 19 Born on August 24th 1898, he was the eldest son of Harry Augustus and Marie Elise Fuhr of 31 Upper Albert Rd, King … Continue reading The Shotwick 9 – South Africa and England.

Air Sea Rescue heroes

Here in the UK we have a wonderful organisation called the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institute), a charity staffed by volunteers who devote themselves to saving lives at sea. As an island with over 11,000 miles of coastline you can imagine how important they are to us. Together with the Maritime & Coastguard Agency they … Continue reading Air Sea Rescue heroes

An afternoon in the park

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

In memory of a fan

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

The sleeping stadium

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

It was sixty years ago today…..

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…..