Category Archives: Topaz

Part Of The Union

Yesterday before we went to visit relatives (and to try for better photos of the Velvet Scoter… it remained frustratingly distant again) Leigh, Minnie and I stopped in at Melton Mowbray to visit the cheese shop. Oh, and to see Gresley 4-6-2 Pacific 60009 Union Of South Africa stop with a London Victoria – York special.

Melton Station Box

Melton Station Box

Turbostar

Turbostar

Turbostars Crossing

Turbostars Crossing

60009 Union Of South Africa

60009 Union Of South Africa

60009 Union Of South Africa

60009 Union Of South Africa

60009 Union Of South Africa

60009 Union Of South Africa

60009 Union Of South Africa

60009 Union Of South Africa

60009 Union Of South Africa

60009 Union Of South Africa

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I’ve Got A Shed As Big As This

While fellow Spartan Dave Gray was watching Brown Shrike and Pechora Pipit on Shetland, I was attending my first football match of the season. A rearranged fixture between Barwell FC and Blyth Spartans. The game had been brought forward from December as both teams had made early exits from the FA Cup.

Kirby Road, Barwell FC

Kirkby Road, Barwell FC

Kirby Road, Barwell FC

Kirkby Road, Barwell FC

Barwell FC have a tidy set-up as part of a bigger sports complex but let’s be honest, despite them holding their own in the Southern Premier League and now the Northern Premier League (why they were transferred over just when Hinckley United joined the Southern Prem. is a mystery), the ground is distinctly Midland Football Alliance… and judging by the fact that they seem to use elbows more efficiently than feet their playing standard was more Sunday league. when Barwell did play football they were actually pretty good and took a deserved 1-0 lead in at half-time.

Spartan Army

Spartan Army

In the second half though Blyth really turned on the style. with Robbie Dale a man transformed from his lacklustre first half performance. Maguire and Buddle netted to give the Spartans a massive away win.

Robbie Dale terrorizes Mark Albrighton

Robbie Dale terrorizes Mark Albrighton

At The Crich Tram Museum

A few more photos from yesterday’s Edwardian Weekend at the Crich Tramway Village.

Blackpool Corporation 'Toastrack' 166

Blackpool Corporation ‘Toastrack’ 166

Sheffield Corporation 74

Sheffield Corporation 74

Soldier

Soldier

Suffragettes

Suffragettes

Glasgow Corporation 22 & 1068

Glasgow Corporation 22 & 1068

Tramcars and Roses

Tramcars and Roses

Village Scenes

Village Scenes

Glasgow Corporation Tramcars

Glasgow Corporation Tramcars

LPTB Request Stop

LPTB Request Stop

Old and New

Old and New

The Red Lion Hotel

The Red Lion Hotel

This post could not have been made without the wonderful Mr John Shuttleworth.

Suffragette City

This morning Mike and I headed for the Crich Tramway Village for the annual Edwardian Event. The weather was cloudy and a lot cooler that the resent heatwave we’ve been experiencing. A little sun would have been nice!

Suffragettes

Suffragettes

The Suffragettes must be pretty fed up that after fighting for the vote most Britons would now vote on X Factor than in a General Election.

Chesterfield Tramcar Number 7

Chesterfield Tramcar Number 7

Glasgow Corporation 1068

Glasgow Corporation 1068

Finally a bit of David Bowie

 

Oliver’s Army

Up this morning to walk Minnie and take in the Poppy fields in better early morning light.

Poppies

Poppies

Poppies

Poppies

Poppies

Poppies

Later Mike and I headed over to Seaton in Rutland to photograph British Railways, Britannia 4-6-2 70013 Oliver Cromwell as it crossed the magnificent Harringworth Viaduct.

70013 Oliver Cromwell on Harringworth Viaduct

70013 Oliver Cromwell on Harringworth Viaduct

To finish a bit of Elvis Costello.

 

Night Boat To Weybourne

I loved this boat pulled out of the water on Weybourne beach, so much so here a couple of shots of it!

Northern Pride

Northern Pride

Northern Pride

Northern Pride

To go with it… a bit of Madness!

 

Vintage Norfolk

A few vintage photographs taken over the weekend in Norfolk. All were shot in RAW then post processed in Photoshop Elements 10 and using a Topaz Black & White Effects Opalotype filter.

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Brimstone, Catfield Fen

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LNER B12 4-6-0 climbs to Weybourne

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Salthouse, Norfolk