High up in Weardale, County Durham you will find Killhope Lead Mining Museum. The Durham Mining Museum website tells us it was owned in the 1880s by W.B. Beaumont and subsequently the Weardale Leading Mining Company Limited from around the… Continue Reading
Most people will have heard of “Jack the Ripper“, the person responsible for the gruesome murders in Whitechapel, London, during the autumn of 1888. But did you know that for a short period of time, a man from County Durham… Continue Reading
Kynren 2017 60s Trailer from Eleven Arches on Vimeo. Yesterday, I went to see a performance of a show that describes itself as “The UK’s most spectacular open-air live show”. That is quite a claim. However, I think Eleven Arches… Continue Reading
The town in Beamish Museum sees a lot of traffic of buses and trams every single day. I took this as a photograph on a visit to the museum and then I decided to make a little piece of art… Continue Reading
Some photographs I took on a trip to the Highlands and West Islands of Scotland. It’s a beautiful, wild rugged place where you are virtually guaranteed a very warm welcome from the locals.
I compiled some photographs I took around County Durham into a short video. It’s just over a minute and a half long.
28th January 1683, Mr John Brass and his wife Margaret left their home to visit a neighbour for the evening. Left behind at home was their seventeen-year-old son John, nineteen-year-old daughter Jane and their ten-year-old daughter Elizabeth. Also in the… Continue Reading
It is hard to pigeonhole this band into a particular genre of music. Asking Andy, one of the members of Tritor, to describe their music, the most succinct description he could come up with was ‘Medieval Groove’. I have to… Continue Reading
The Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival is on this weekend, but where on earth is Hebden Bridge and what makes this town so special? Hebden Bridge formed along the pack-horse route from Halifax in West Yorkshire, to Burnley in Lancashire. It… Continue Reading
The Tees Transporter Bridge, or as we usually call it, the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge was opened by the third son of Queen Victoria, His Royal Highness Prince Arthur of Connaught, on 17th October 1911. The bridge connects Middlesbrough on the… Continue Reading