Tuesday, 7 October 2014

City Diversions Chelmsford 2014

Without a doubt this was one of the best events I've been to this year. The festival had events happening at Angela Ruskin University, all along the Hight Street and in Bell Meadow. There were events and performances to appeal to all ages.

Didn't catch all the acts because they were spread around and didn't run to time, but that didn't matter, so many walkabout acts up and down the High Street mingling with the the shoppers, it was sometimes quite bizarre. People in silver tubes, giant emus, giant caterpillars, wandering bands, men in white tie and tails with radio heads... and amongst all that the normal Saturday shoppers.

One of the few events where I could also capture some every day street photography. One for the calendar next year I think.

Out There Festival Great Yarmouth 2014

Once again the Gt Yarmouth Out There Festival came up trumps. Marvellous displays of Circus Skills and Street Theatre

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Pride - Suffolk v. London

Suffolk held it's first Pride parade this year 0n the 21st June, a small but well natured event the parade wended its way along the waterfront at Ipswich. The sun shone, people smiled and there was some great entertainment

In contrast the London Pride parade was massive, didn't have quite the same atmosphere as Suffolk though. The weather had forecast rain from midday and, on cue, as the parade started the heaven's opened.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Bury St Edmunds Veterans mark 70th anniversary of D-Day

A small gathering of veterans and their families met in the Abbey gardens rose garden to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Whether you agree with war or not (and I am one of the latter) these men probably didn't have a choice. Thank you Gentlemen.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Maldon Mud Race 2014

Once again the sun shone on Maldon as hundreds of people prepared to race across the river Blackwater, and thousands more watched. The race is tide dependant so a lot of time was spent waiting for the tide to go out so that the race could start, people started bagging their viewing points at least 3 hours before the race started. It's not a long race but it is a hard one, all the participants obviously enjoyed the challenge and raised money for charity too. You can read more about the race on the Maldon Mud Race website. I took lot of photos so they have been spread across two albums

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Classic Vehicle Run, Ipswich to Felixstowe - 2014

Once again a large number of vehicles attended the Ipswich to Felixstowe Classic vehicle run, so many that they stretched from just past the Pier to the Millennium path. They ran out of prom in the end so a couple were left out in the road. This year there was the addition of coach built prams. We opted to go to the Felixstowe end to take photos this time, luckily it was a dry day, unlike last year.

The event is run by the Ipswich Transport Museum. So a well done to them. Also a well done to them for when my autistic grandson visited with his mum and dad, the staff were all very understanding of a child who didn't understand "No" signs. They obviously noticed his excitement at seeing the buses and very kindly let him go on a couple, so a big thank you to them for that.