Woodhall Spa 40’s weekend

I had a great week-end down in Woodhall Spa with my f4 pal Dave Robson and girlfriend Tina Cranfield. I’d done some stuff solo because my foot was still playing up, but joined them at the Petwood Hotel for lunch and re-enactment later. The rain was persistent but armed with brolly and camera, I braved the high street to take some images of a beautiful selection on lovingly cared for vintage motor cars (and a bike).  I’m looking forward to next year already but will take a longer lens for the planes – they didn’t get down the High Street like last year so a bit of a disappointment really.


Art Nude course with John Denton and Isla Rose

John Denton is a local photographer who runs Art Nude photography courses amongst other things. He came to our f4 Photography club a while ago and treated us to a selection of images. My fellow photog Paul Lazenby and I decided to take part in one of John’s courses out at Bishop Burton one Sunday with the very lovely Isla Rose as our model for the day. We used a number of different locations, lighting styles and accessories and there are a few images here to give you a flavour. Thanks to Isla for wonderful teamaking as well and for working tirelessly to help us get a great selection of images.

The Fork Handles at The Duke of Cumberland

A rare visit for me to see some old chums from my playing days, including Phil Tebbs who was up from darn sarf for a few days. I’d been to F4 Photographic Group meeting at King Billy and as Dunc had told me the Forks were gigging at The Duke of Cumberland for an evening to see how it went, with a view to a permanent Thursday gig – I took the camera down. Very dark in there so the images are a bit grainy.

The boys played wonderfully well and the huge crowd in there, lots of them regular Forks supporters, were well entertained. The guys are back next Thursday so well worth a trip – if you can get in.

I like live music, always have done – some of those amongst us make it look so easy they can do it with their eyes closed – well done Dunc!


Doug Thurlow – 70th Birthday Party

Sue & I went to a 70th birthday party yesterday. The 70th birthday bash of long time buddy and drummist extraordinaire, Doug Thurlow. We’ve played in a number of bands together over the years, starting in 1978 with Romeo & Juliets in the centre of Hull and continuing for a lot of happy years. We were invited to his family “do” as was another long time buddy Tony Beasty and wife Anita. Tony of course of Antone’s Guitars fame and like me was working with Doug for a long time.

Anyway, we went to Rowley Manor for a Birthday lunch and very good it was too, thank you Rowley Manor. Doug’s wife, Anna, had organised an extremely special cake which was made, carried in and presented by Winner of the 2014 Bake off Competition, Nancy Birtwhistle. It was made all the more special because Nancy had taken time out to deliver the cake on her Wedding anniversary – now that’s dedication for you and an extra special touch.

Here are a few images of the day taken on my Panasonic GX8 with 12-35 f2.8 lens – just a nice carry round size.

Dan & Fleur – Wedding

I was delighted to be asked to photograph the wedding of Dan & Fleur at The Guildhall register office on Saturday. Dan is the son of Tony & Anita Beasty and I have worked with Tony on numerous occasions over the years. I asked my friend and ex college student Cheryl Jagger to help out and we put a portfolio of images together which you will find on my page Mr & Mrs Dan Beasty.

We wish Dan & Fleur a long and happy marriage.

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Frankie Flowers

Cottingham Springboard Festival was on over the last weekend but as I was going down to RAF Duxford for the VE Day Anniversary Air Show, I only managed one set at The Olive Garden, Hallgate, Cottingham. I went to see Frankie Flowers, singer/songwriter daughter of Kevin & Claire Hutchinson. I used to work with Kevin at Romeo & Juliets in Hull in the ’70’s and also at Jacksons Club in Hull.

Anyway, I digress – she was very good indeed and I would have liked to have stayed longer.

Frankie 1 Frankie 2 Frankie 3 Frankie 4 Frankie 5

Wayne & Lynne

This page is intended as a collection of both pre-wedding and Wedding day images for the future Mr & Mrs Wayne Porter.

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So here are some images from their wedding yesterday at Beverley Register Office and reception at The Back room Cottingham

Arrival at the register officeLynne register officeWayne register officeWayne & Lynne register officeCeremony 1Ceremony 3 Ceremony 2Michaela Wayne exchange rings Lynne exchange ringsFirst kiss Signing register Wayne & Lynne ceremony overUnderneath the arch Group shot allGroup shot family Group shot parents Group shot BM and BM Wayne's parents Lynne

So – after we left Beverley Register Office, we descended upon The Back Room, Cottingham, where my long time amigo Paul and wife Gilly had laid on a lovely reception. Here’s some images from there. You’re now as bang up to date as I am. Good Luck to the Happy Couple!

Before the reception-EditRingsArrival at reception 3 Arrival at Reception Arrival at the reception 2Wayne speech3Wayne speech2Wayne speechBest man speechMichaela and AndyCake cut 2The CakeThe Back RoomThe Back Room 4The Back Room 3The Back Room 2ClaireCouplesHaving a laughCouple 3Couple 2Couple 1Groom's parents