RSPCA Traction Engine

This great looking engine was not only a striking red colour but it was in superb condition I particularly liked the side view which emphasised the circle shapes of the pulley and wheel I'm not sure what role this engine was used for as I could not see anyone to ask.

Blackpool Traction Engine

This is a close up of a very large engine I like all the machinery and colours in this shot and the detail would be lost in a long shot. As I mentioned before in a previous post these engines are a labour of love as they were all in fantastic condition.

Harley Davidson

One late spring afternoon I was stuck for something to do when I saw an advert for a steam fair, that was it I’m totally hooked as I love all the big shiny machinery on display the smell of the boilers and coal etc. must be a guy thing !!. I think also that this …

Malham Cove

I have visited the cove a few times and although the view from the bottom on the approach is great, I have always preferred the one from the top. I like the texture of the limestone pavement and have taken other images of this in the past but I quite like this one taken last …

The Red Dress

  Walking along the high street in Tewksbury  after visiting the Abbey I was admiring the buildings when I came across this Bric a Brac shop I was struck by the assortment of items outside and just had to get some pictures. The red dress immediately caught my eye and I remembered the colour isolation trend …

Bradford on Avon

Arrived in Bradford on Avon and unbelievably the first thing i saw was this incredible building which is in use as a tearoom. It is situated near a little, market right  next to the famous bridge.

The Lady of Shalott

The Lady of Shalott (1832) BY ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON Part I On either side the river lie Long fields of barley and of rye, That clothe the wold and meet the sky; And thro' the field the road runs by To many-tower'd Camelot; The yellow-leaved waterlily The green-sheathed daffodilly Tremble in the water chilly Round …

Snowshill Manor

One wet afternoon in the Cotswolds I decided to visit Snowshill Manor and learn about the eccentric collector Charles Paget Wade. Over his lifetime this amazing man amassed a staggering 22000 items. The exhibits are displayed in the rooms of the manor in what can only be described as a bit of a jumble !! …