The Great Goodbye

2014-02-19 Shildon, a set on Flickr.

This week sees the last opportunity in the foreseeable future to see all six preserved A4 Pacifics together. They are at Shildon until Sunday. I went on Wednesday and took a few photos. I had the privilege of standing on the footplate of 60008 Dwight D Eisenhower which will be returning to the US soon. I must also say thanks to Northern Rail for anticipating demand and putting extra stock on the Saltburn to Bishop Auckland route.

Roy Orbison

Having a smoke outside the Fiesta Club, Norton Road, Stockton-on-Tees in 1969…

Photo from Barry Parkin on the Stocktonians FaceBook group.

Red Lion, 28th February 2013

A charity night at The Red Lion Norton in aid of the neuro-surgery ward at James Cook Hospital in memory of Tracey Harrington. Performances by Tempest, Russ Tippins and No Botha…

Jack Delano March 1943

At the Acheson, Topeka &  Santa Fe yard in March 1943. Jack is my favourite photographer of that period.


Thanks to Shorpy.


On Saturday…

Here’s the link to the flickr set.


And her parents…


Probably my favourite WW1 photo

Thanks to Retronaut…


Hull on Sunday

The flickr set link if you haven’t got flash.

York Minster

Here’s the link if the slideshow doesn’t work for you.

So What

At The Catholic Club in Billingham…

Here’s the link if you aint got Flash.

New blog

Ann and I are blogging a photo a day at


Goathland ca1969

Where is this?

Possibly Tyndrum in Scotland.

Scarborough and thereabouts

Great trip to Scarborough last Saturday…

Link to photo set (for those who are Flashless)

Alternative views are available at Ann’s Blog and Trev’s Facebook.

Corinth 1974

A good afternoon at Dawn’s

…with Ann and her family and friends. Ann brought her camera, so expect to see some pictures on Ann’s blog.


Boris Karloff

I love this picture, taken on set, of Boris Karloff taking a break during the filming of one of the 1930s Frankenstein films…


Thanks to howtobearetronaut.

Modern Locomotives – High-Horsepower Diesels 1966-2000

A really beautiful book that Ann bought for me…


Stockton Weekender Photographs – #stcktnweekender

I have nearly a thousand RAW photo files to sift through from the weekend’s music festival in Stockton-on-Tees, I’ll eventually post the best of them to Flickr and link here. In the meantime here are a few of my favourites…

Lizzy Once Moore (a Thin Lizzy/Gary Moore tribute band)…

Young Rebel Set

The Go! Team

We Are Scientists

The Pogues (These are a little grainy… but it somehow seems appropriate for this band!)

The Purnells (on the second stage or more exactly off the second stage)

Jake Bugg (spot who is walking in background… he watched nearly the whole set from the wings – is that the right expression for a festival stage?)

Simon & Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene performing acoustically

And the Sunday night headliners James…

All the pictures were taken from the audience – no stage front media passes for me! They are protected by a Creative Commons Attribution, No Derivatives Non Commercial Licence which means you can copy them so long as you credit me, don’t alter them in any way and don’t use them for commercial purposes.

Beverley & Skidby

St. Mary’s Church and puppets in Beverley, birds of prey and scarecrows in nearby Skidby. Ann and puppy Barney… a good Saturday…

Here’s the flickr set if you can’t see the Flash slideshow.