Monthly Archives: August 2014

Swallow update.

The famous five have now taken to being fed on the TV aerial rather than staying in the wood shed.  The parents show their amazing flying skills by constantly feeding them on the wing.

BBC1 Look North Dec 1984

Studio interview for the local BBC North East local news show Look North to report my having won joint second (wow!) in the Amateur Photographer of the Year competition.  They kindly printed up three huge black and white shots I had taken of local landscapes – warehouses below the Metro Bridge, an alley-way in Silver St, Durham and gravestones at Whitby abbey and mounted these on foamboard as a backdrop to the interview.  I can’t remember whether reference was also made to a local competition at the famous Side Gallery – I have a sketchy letter from them that seems to refer to me winning something. The foamboard prints were used in many of our houses over the years until they became too dog eared and were eventually chucked out!

BBC2 Home Front 1995

Appeared on this interiors home show to extoll the virtues of working with MDF – no knots, no grain, ability to cut smooth curves, uniformity etc etc.  It was shot in my first workshop in the cottage at Darlingfield with some good exposure for the small cupboard range.  Ran for years on the repeat TV channels.  Hopefully now lost!