All posts tagged ‘New Brighton

New Brighton Remembrance Service

Stories 10 Nov 15

I’ve documented the Remembrance Service for many years. This year it was cold, wet and windy on New Brighton promenade. I wasn’t sure how many people would come out in such conditions but it was a busy service. People were here to pay respects for lives lost.

I saw a dog in the corner of my eye. His owner gave him a pat on the back and a smile. I looked around and saw another man sheltering his dog from the wind. The poor thing was shivering. Beyond that I saw people talking, shaking hands and doing the unexpected. Smiling. People were smiling on this cold, wet, windy November day at the Remembrance Service. It’s not an aspect you ever see on the TV or in the paper, not that I’ve seen anyway. It’s a somber event to pay respects and yet people were smiling.

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New Brighton – Remembrance Sunday

Events 10 Nov 14

It’s been 100 years since the start of WW1. I chose to document the Remembrance Sunday service close to home in New Brighton. I’m sure more people came out this year than others. Old veterans, families with young children and babies, men and women all came out to pay their respects.

Featured above is Don Roe who served on HMS Duke of York, 1943-46. He attended the service with his family.

Wallasey Remembrance Sunday Service
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Skaters

Portraits, Projects 28 Aug 13

Pictured above is Mart. He’s a 48 year old punk rocker skateboarder with grandkids who has been skating since he was 12. No-one told him to stop.

As a kid I always wanted a skateboard, but after I fell off my mate’s one my mum forbid me from having one. When I hit my 30s I realised I was old enough to take my life into my own hands and buy one but by then then I had a new problem – I thought I was too old for one. 30 year old bloke on a skateboard? I’d look silly. So I didn’t.

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New Brighton #3

England, New Brighton, Portraits, Street 1 Jul 13

Gypsy Cowboy

At 65 he’s the only cowboy in Wallasey, and he has 9 grand children. When he was 7 his mum bought him a cowboy hat and took him to see a John Wayne movie. He’s been a cowboy ever since, but he’s never been to America. His ambition is to live out his remainding days in California, with the cowboys.