Posted in Uncategorized on April 19th, 2014 by wabisabipix
Tags: fog, fog horn, frolic, Great Britain, hazard, Heritage, historical, history, horn, joseph nelson, life saver, light, light house, Lumix LX7, maritime, nash, nash point, nash sands, Photography, ship, shipping, shipwreck, south wales, spring, tourism, towers, trinity, unmanned, vale of glamorgan, Wales, walks, west glamorgan
Posted in Uncategorized on March 23rd, 2014 by wabisabipix
Tags: aid, burrowbridge, cancun, community, countryside, disaster, emergency, floods, floodwater, history, levels, natural, natural disaster, news, onslaught, oxford, Photography, Photojournalism, rivers, Somerset, storms, surrey, wraysbury
During the start of 2014 Britain was subject to a series of unprecedented storms that changed the face of the country,smashing coastlines and causing flood waters to overwhelm communities.After the shock of the event passed the communities got back on their feet and took matters into their own hands,a remarkable self reliant Churchillian community spirit started shining through as different groups and cultures combined to fight against the overwhelming odds as nature showed no sign of stopping the onslaught.These pictures show some images from my coverage of the events in Oxford,Wraysbury and Burrowbridge Somerset.
More images can be viewed at: http://www.surreypix.co.uk/p156670577 Images strictly copyright:Kerry Davies/No unauthorised reproduction.
Posted in Brecon Mountain Railway, railway, steam engine, steam locomotive, train, Uncategorized on October 24th, 2013 by wabisabipix
Tags: baldwin, baldwin works, beacons, Brecon, burning oil, carriage, children, coal, countryside, day out, driverless, engine, enthusiasts., excitement, exhilarating, history, journey, Legend, locomotive, mechanical, merthyr, merthyr tydfil, mining, mountain, pant, passengers, pontsticill, port elizabeth, railwat, railway, rebuild, rebuilt, Reenactment, reservoir, rush, south africa, steam, tender, tourism, train, train spotter, travel, travellers, tydfil, usa, Wales, wild, wrecked
The Brecon Mountain Railway is a private railway run by enthusiasts that is open to the public and takes passengers on a trip through the gateway to the Brecon Beacons National Park running from Pant along the full length of the Pontsticill Reservoir near Merthyr Tydfil, in the heart of Wales.A day out here is a lot of fun especially if you have young children! Needless to say standing behind the engine outside the carriage while building up speed down hill with smoke in your face is exhilarating.
This video shows the No.2 Baldwin Locomotive at full steam.
Built by Baldwin USA No. 61269 in 1930
4-6-2 Tender Loco 47 tons
This was built for a cement works in Port Elizabeth in South Africa.
In 1974 it ran away driver less and after travelling a few miles it left the track and was wrecked.
It was treated as an accident write-off by the insurers and was purchased as salvage, shipped back as deck cargo to Liverpool and put in to store.
Rebuilding of this locomotive began in 1990 and it finally entered traffic in 1997.
The rebuild was extensive as the locomotive had suffered severe damage in the accident.
After ten years burning oil it is now converted back to coal.
I shot the video hand held on a Panasonic SD700 camcorder.
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Posted in medieval joust, Uncategorized on October 22nd, 2013 by wabisabipix
Tags: anne boleyn, armour, army, bank holiday, battle, England, fun, hampton court, helmet, Henry viii, historical, history, horse, joust, king, knight, knights, lance, medieval, palace, Photography, Reenactment, summer, sword, thames, tourist, travel, uk, warhorse, warriors
For the Reenactment aficionado’s out there, here is a set of images of the Hampton Court Medieval Joust held during the last bank holiday here in the UK. It was a very colourful day that brought out crowds of people enjoying the last sunshine of the summer and getting into the medieval spirit .Hampton court was the historical home of King Henry Viii and his wives and a trip to the palace is like stepping back in time.
Images strictly Copyright:Kerry Davies