Staffordshire news and blogs Tuesday 17 July 2018
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Altenew Cards 

17 Jul 18

After going to the class run by Altenew I was inspired to make a few cards using stamps.

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My Favourite Photographers 

16 Jul 18

Photography is one of my favourite hobbies, something that I really enjoy and the main reason why I travel everywhere with a camera.

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Altenew Class 

15 Jul 18

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend a class run by Altenew and came away with a few cards and this layout designed by Lilith Eeckels.

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13 Jul 18

It is almost twenty years since I was expecting my youngest child; now he is a 6ft tall man, daily going out to work as an engineering apprentice.

Chasewater sailor to see work appear in calendar after winning photography competition 

11 Jul 18

An amateur photographer from a Burntwood sailing club will see his work appear in a national sailing calendar.

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10 Jul 18

An old photo here of Kev and the girls (as both are now well into their twenties).

In pictures: Sun shines on 2018 Lichfield Rotary Cars in the Park 

8 Jul 18

Crowds flocked to Beacon Park as the sun shone on the 2018 Lichfield Rotary Cars in the Park.

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60’s Music Icons Photography Exhibition and Clips 

5 Jul 18

Big Bear Records Founder, Jim Simpson, knew many of the big music artists of the past and took many photos of them in the 60’s.

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More Old Holiday Photos. 

28 Jun 18

Here are a few pictures of Katie taken back in the noughties, she looks so cute that it’s ahrd to believe that she will graduate in a few weeks time.

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Suffolk – The Rest! 

27 Jun 18

We of course went up to Dunwich Heath looking for Dartford Warbler, and were rewarded with a few sightings, not very close but good views through the bins.

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Go By Steam 

26 Jun 18

An unusual double layout today! As I had so many photos of our ride on the Rheidol Valley steam train I filled the right hand page with the majority of them, and added the pictures of us on the left hand page.

Reflections Live – an evening of free Music and a Slide Show event 

24 Jun 18

Reflections Live – an evening of free Music and a Slide Show event Wednesday 27th June 19:30 -21:00 Moseley Violins, 2a Tudor Rd, B13 8HA Come and listen to the original improvisations of Helena Rosewell, cello; Sam Cornwell, guitar; Lucy …

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Crazy Hair Contest 

24 Jun 18

When the children were smaller, we used to take them to a caravan owned by my aunt and uncle.

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Free festival of cycling returning for second year in Lichfield 

23 Jun 18

A free festival of cycling is returning to Lichfield.

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The Libertine 

22 Jun 18

We went to Wales last year and Katie took us to a lovely cocktail bar called The Libertine.

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Aberwystwyth Castle 

20 Jun 18

This photo of Katie has been sitting in my Wales album for four years (when we took her off the University), and as she is about to graduate, I thought it was time to get it scrapped! I’m sure the image of her holding up the collapsing wall of the …

Focus on street photography in Leamington 

18 Jun 18

The focus will be on an exhibition by Leamington Spa Photographic Society’s Street Group this weekend.

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Above and beyond at Chasewater again – and a closer look at the dam house 

17 Jun 18

It’s always nice to see local drone photography and I’m very pleased and honoured to share this set fro former Brownhills lad Steve Martin, whose incredible and high quality work I’ve featured here before.

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Union Action 

17 Jun 18

Both my Dad and I have been union reps during our working lives.

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Kings Church of England School Visit the 2018 Final Show 

12 Jun 18

School and College groups are touring the final show this week and todays visitors have included King’s Church of England School .

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Students in focus 

11 Jun 18

It was far from a snap decision when DZG Assistant Curator Jay Haywood picked the winners in a college photography competition.

Drivers in Lichfield and Burntwood warned of Staffordshire Ironman road closures 

7 Jun 18

Drivers are being warned of road closures ahead of the Staffordshire Ironman race.

MCPF Photofolio Photography Exhibition, 6 Jun 2018 – 8 Jun 2018 

5 Jun 18

6 Jun 2018 – 8 Jun 2018 – Community at The Old Schoolhouse, Oldbury Join us at Smethwick Photographic Society for the 2018 Midland Counties Photographic Federation Photofolio Exhibition.

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When we Were Four 

4 Jun 18

I love this photo of us taken on the harbourside in Weymouth before my youngest was born.

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My Little Lookout 

2 Jun 18

A very old 35mm photo on this LO of Hannah using toy binoculars to look at the view over Durdle Door in Weymouth.