Category Archives: Diary

December 2014

So this morning I find myself in Cologne, Germany after a few great days on the road with Luke Jackson and Marillion. Luke was asked to open for the long standing band and entertain their 000’s of fans in Scotland, England, Netherlands and Germany. Last night was the last gig of the run and what […]

Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2014

This years` festival was much anticipated for a number of reasons with the most prominent being the annual chance to meet up and catch up with a number of friends who all agree that this festival in the music calendar, is one of, if not THE best in the UK. The site is set up […]

Sad loss of Robin Williams 11th August 2014

Sad news last night on hearing of Robin Williams’ passing. Apparent suicide they said – a tragic loss. His iconic roles in the cinematic and televisual world as I was growing up – Mork and Mindy, Good Will Hunting, Mrs Doubtfire, Dead Poet’s Society, Good Morning Vietnam…. that Stand Up routine on the Scots’ invention […]

Williamson’s Park, Lancaster

We held an event at the Ashton Memorial, Williamson’s Park in Lancaster on Sunday night. What a fantastic, iconic venue. The structure is can be seen from all around the area and is a landmark which many will have seen, but not known what it is. The structure was built as a folly by industrialist […]

Archive has now been removed.

The very observant of you will have noticed that I`ve removed the “Archive” section from the top of this site. The Archive section was there to link through to my older photographs, but some of the links had ceased to work and it was becoming more of an embarrassment rather than a source of good […]

Way of the Roses Cycle Ride – May 2014 – PART 4

Day 4 Airton to Morecambe 139.8 – 182.3 miles We set of from Lindon House in Airton at around 9.30am and headed towards Settle with yet another climb in store! Settle is only approximately 6 miles from Airton and 3 of those are climbing! We set off, with fresh (as fresh as 140 miles will […]

Way Of The Roses Cycle Ride – PART 3 – May 2014

DAY 3 Ripon to Airton 102.8 – 139.8 miles We left The White Horse in Ripon after a nice breakfast of scrambled eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes and sausage with toast and cereal (we`ve tended to stay away from bacon due to salt content and thirst!). On leaving Ripon we cycled past the Spa Swimming baths and […]

Way Of The Roses Cycle Ride – PART 2 – May 2014

DAY 2 Pocklington to Ripon 46.7 – 102.8 miles After setting off from Meltonby Villas in Pocklington on Friday morning, we cycled through the delightful town and both agreed that we should re-visit some day. We had got as far as Yapham Hill before realising that we were still in posession of the B & […]

Way Of The Roses Cycle Ride – May 2014

Thursday 29th May DAY 1 Bridlington to Pocklington 0 – 46.7 miles Thursday morning saw us getting up at 5am to get ready and cycle to Morecambe Railway station for the 6.07 am train to Lancaster, then change trains to Manchester…then change again to Hull, then lastly, change again to Bridlington – all with the […]

Morecambe Carnival with Morecambe Brass Band

Here are a few images of Morecambe Brass Band when they took part in the Morecambe Carnival in May 2014.