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Civil society #review

At one time, churches and pubs where at the heart of the community. They provided the venue for civil society to grow as small groups, independent of government, did things to bring the community together and make it better. Everything from boys scouts to the pub dart team provided community cohesion. (more…)


The Sunday Ramble: the last day of Autumn

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The Winter Solstice

It’s the winter solstice today when it will get dark quite early, it’s the shortest day. The actual time of the solstice is around 10pm this evening and so I think that means this is the last day of autumn and winter starts tomorrow. According to the BBC the nights will start getting lighter, but not the mornings, not until in the new year. (more…)


The Sunday Ramble: music, politics and photography

The Vine Darlaston

The sun is shining this morning and it could be a good day for photography. I will be doing some indoor photography early this evening. I’m going to photograph Acoustic Alliance who will be playing at the Vine in Darlaston from 6 – 8pm. (more…)


The Sunday Ramble: Me an amateur?

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I dragged myself out of bed and went to photograph this Charity Bike Ride in Darlaston yesterday. I’m not really a morning person, but if they can get up and do something to help others less fortunate than themselves, then I can make the effort too. Besides, I think they can be proud of themselves today. (more…)


Frying Pan Charity Bike Ride

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I’ve been photographing events like the Party in the Park, Carnival and the Fun Day recently. People often tell me they didn’t know about the event and so didn’t go to it! So I’ll tell you about this charity bike ride at the Frying Pan in Darlaston in advance. It’s today, 9th August 2014 at the Frying Pan in Darlaston starting at 10am. (more…)


Photography: Black Country structures

Horse and Jockey, Wednesbury

I took this photo a few weeks ago. The sun was quite high in the sky but in the wrong position for a good shot. I need to go back and take the shot again from the same place but much earlier in the day. This is the Horse and Jockey pub in Wednesbury and quite a big traditional English pub. (more…)


Tipton Carnival postponed to tomorrow

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Tipton Carnival was to be today, but it’s been postponed until tomorrow because of the storm this morning. I might be able to photograph that now, it will be easier on Sunday afternoon. The weather forecast is also better for tomorrow. (more…)