Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Poppy Time

Its that time of year when we see those lovely fields of red poppies and here in Norfolk we have some beauties.

A beautiful poppy field in the lovely county of Norfolk.
Poppies have long been used as a symbol of both sleep and death: sleep because of the opium extracted from them, and death because of the common blood-red color of the red poppy in particular. In Greek and Roman myths, poppies were used as offerings to the dead

Strumpshaw Steam Rally

The weather stayed fine for most of the 3 day event in spite of thr weather forecasts, only illness marred the weekend.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Strumpshaw Steam Rally

I will have my photos and cards on sale at The Strumpshaw Steam Rally, Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th, Monday 30th May.
Strumpshaw Hall, Strumpshaw, Norfolk,NR13 4HR.

Come along say hello and enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Great Yarmouth

Alarm went at 2-30am and met Moley on the beach at Great Yarmouth at 4am for a sunrise shoot, wrong no sign of sun behind the clouds.
Then went Thurne to photograph the Windpump, still no sun but a pleasent hour or so there.
Final port of call was Gorleston-on-Sea where the sun came out at last.

Thurne is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is located on the River Thurne in The Broads, some 18 km (11 mi) west of the town of Great Yarmouth and 20 km (12 mi) east of the city of Norwich.
The village lies at the end of Thurne Dyke, a popular mooring, not least because of Thurne windpump, which became known locally as Morse's Mill, after the late Bob Morse, who purchased it to prevent it from being sold for scrap. Painted white it is a popular object for photography. There is a second windpump across the river, the St Benet's Level windpump.

Gorleston (also referred to as Gorleston-on-Sea) is adjacent to the town of Great Yarmouth, in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated to the south and west side of the River Yare which separates it from Great Yarmouth.
Gorleston's main claim to fame is as the historic centre of the herring fishing industry with sailing drifters. It was a major seaside resort in Edwardian times.

Friday, 13 May 2011


Sheringham Park and rhododendrons are often referred to in the same sentence. Not surprising with 80 different species on show. Flowers first appear in December, and the show gradually builds to a climax from mid-May into June. Many plants were brought to Sheringham by plant collector Ernest Wilson in the early 20th century. The handkerchief tree, which grows at the edge of the wild garden, was found by Wilson in China. He discovered it working from a crude map on a scruffy piece of paper covering an area of 20,000 square miles with just an 'X' marking its location.

Saturday, 7 May 2011


Only 2 days left but i will be back there on 2nd August, keep an eye on the blog for other future venues that i will be attending.
A big thank you to you all for your kind comments on my work not forgetting your hard earned cash of course.

Friday, 6 May 2011


Springtime in the woods behind Blickling Hall, Norfolk.

Worms Eye View of the Bluebells.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011


Today was the first full day of the Exhibition, looking around the Gallery it looked like an exhibition of AMC Photographics :) Thank you Annie for your quality Canvas images.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

NNR Steam Day

This image is a combination of two images, the Steam train arriving at Weybourne Station from Sherringham and the background image is the view from the Railway line at Kelling Heath looking towards Weybourne Windmill and the coast.

North Norfolk Railway

May Bank Holiday weekend event on the NNR.

Number D1886 47367 Name Kenny Cockbird (unofficial painted Tinsley name applied 02/92, painted out by 05/96)
Class 47 Power/Transmission Diesel Electric
Wheel arrangement Co-Co
Company BR
Builder Brush Traction, Loughborough
Works No 648
Built 1965 Owner Stratford 47 Group
Date of acquisition by current owner 2002
Current Condition In service
Location NNR

J15 0-6-0 - 65462

This Class of engine was a Worsdell design for the Great Eastern Railway, originally introduced in 1883, later modified by Holden. Our, now unique, J15 engine was built at Stratford in 1912, as No. 564. The engine carried several running numbers (LNER 7564 & BR 65462) before withdrawal in 1962, having outlived many other, more modern, types of locomotive.

Number 65642 Name Class J15
Wheel arrangement 0-6-0 Company GER
Builder Stratford Works No
Built 1912 Owner M&GNJRS

GWR 5600 Class 0-6-2T - 5619