Monday, 8 December 2008

Durham Christmas Festival

Durham Christmas Festival
This years festival was held on a sunny but crisp weekend. The main marquee was the biggest one to date which gave free access between the many stalls. Late afternoon local school children started to assemble with their lanterns in preparation for the St Nicholas Procession to the Cathedral.
I have tried to give a feel of the festival through my photographs, but if any cause offence drop me a mail and will remove it.

Link to all pictures

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Remembrance Day

This years remembrance day was extra special for me for two reasons. It was my eldest grandson’s first parade and I was allowed to take photographs in the Cathedral, which is always a challenge. So on a cold and wet morning the event was recorded.

Monday, 10 November 2008


On Friday night along with hundreds of other people I visited Durham to see Enlightenment a light based festival. An installation was featured at four of the main bridges, these varied from hanging, floating to fixed light based artworks. I was intrigued to see the yellow parts of the eyes were made from safety helmets with an attached head lamp. I am sure everyone who had made the effort to see the work would have enjoyed it.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Durham Big Ride

Members of Durham Photographic Society were asked to record the second Durham Big Ride which took place in September. On the 21st Of September hundreds of cyclists of all ages and abilities turned up at County Hall to tackle one of the three courses ranging from a short route around Aykley Heads to a gruelling twenty five mile run west of Durham. Everyone seemed to have a good time except for one of our members who was on the ride, he fell off with just a mile to the finish and broke his collar bone in two places. I am pleased to report the borrowed bike and his camera were not damaged.
Thousands of pounds were raised for various charities in this popular and growing event.
An exhibition of prints by our members are now being displayed in the Clayport Library in Durham.
Links to DPS members pictures.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Victoria Cross - Stone Ceremony

Victoria Cross - Stone Ceremony - - Link to all Pictures
The Faithful Inkerman Dinner Club “Victoria Cross” Stone Ceremony was held on Sunday 2nd November at the VC Stone outside The DLI Museum. This year the details of Pte Michael Wilson Heaviside VC actions were recalled by Lt Col J R Heron TD. chairman.
A wreath was laid by Major C Lawton MBE the Regimental Secretary the Rifles Durham. The event was attended by veterans and families along with thirty members of the Rifles from Catterick.