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Lakeland Calendar 2021

Encouraged on by a friend who’s as much a fan of walking in the Lake District as I am, I’ve decided to produce a 2021 Lakeland Charity Calendar. I’m selling these for £15.00 plus first class postage. For most of the UK, this brings the total to £18.70 (at the time of writing). I’m donating

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Lakeland Calendar 2020

About this time last year, I set about creating a calendar of Lakeland views to give to friends and family at Christmas. I’m pleased to say it went down pretty well, so I thought I should create a record of my selected mages on my website too – at least before the year is out.

BBC Night Vision Gallery

I’m absolutely delighted to find out today that one of my entries to the BBC’s Your Pictures feature on the theme of Night Vision has been selected for their gallery. I love the work of American artists such as Ed Ruscha and Edward Hopper and during the early stages of lockdown, I tried to recreate

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Bolton’s New Normal

As I publish this blog, it’s almost six months since the country went into Lockdown and three months since my first blog on how Bolton is coping with these changes, Bolton under Lockdown. Following on from that we’ve had a tightening of the rules, then a relaxing of the rules and now Bolton has also

“Going back to Rockville” – another Wilton blog

R.E.M. tributes aside, you may remember that right at the start of lockdown, I started exploring paths accessible on foot from home, to make the most of my daily permitted exercise, and a route that quickly became my favourite was through the series of Wilton Quarries onto the moors. At this time the quarries were

Manchester Ghost Hunting

A good friend of mine, who works in a city centre hospital, suggested I visit Manchester during COVID-19 lockdown with my camera. She thought I’d love capturing shots of the city while it was so incredibly quiet – a “ghost town”, she called it. So, on a sunny 21st May, in just the first tentative stage

North Bolton VE Day Parties

I expect 2020’s remembrance of VE Day was intended to be quite a grand affair but the lockdown muted plans such that in the end, they were sadly far from the scale of the street parties of the Queen’s 1977 Silver Jubilee. Despite that, I’d heard word of one taking place near to me so

Chippie shot selected for National Archive

I was thrilled to find out a couple of weeks ago that one of my Bolton under Lockdown photos has been chosen to form a part of a national archive that Historic England are compiling, to record the nation under these unprecedented times.     One of the shots I submitted is of the Olympus Fish and

Bolton News selects images of Locktown

I feel very lucky to have had some of my photographs selected by The Bolton News as the basis for a feature today, the 30th May. It about the town during lockdown and it appears both in print and online. In total, five shots (in the slider below), taken during my walk into the town

Live from Worktown Photo Competition

I was lucky enough to be invited by Live from Worktown to help organise and judge a recent photo competition, along with LfW member and local historian, Dave Burnham. With a general theme of “Life under Lockdown”, people were encouraged to submit photos taken with either a camera or smart phone, in the categories of PPE, Out