Talks and Lectures

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The Industrial Tourist – Exploring the Industrial North


This thought-provoking talk (previously titled ‘Mechanical Landscapes’) is approximately 90 minutes and is a wander through the remnants of the northern industrial landscape. Covering a diverse selection of sites such as the enormous slate quarries of Snowdonia, abandoned textile mills in Lancashire and Yorkshire, a disused underground coal mine, the bizarre landscapes of active steelworks, a beached passenger ship, as well as unique views of the inside of derelict cooling towers, this talk is somewhat different to the majority of camera club talks. The images are predominantly black and white, with splashes of colour.

Since 2014, the talk has been presented at 36 camera clubs in Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Merseyside and Lincolnshire, while the online talk has been presented to over15 clubs (and counting) across the country. And the content is constantly evolving!


Areas Covered
Weekday evening talks (in person) – Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and possibly North Cheshire – I am in full time employment so unfortunately I am not in a position to travel long distances during the week.
Weekend talks (in person) – I am happy to consider talks at weekends further afield, please contact me to discuss.

Online talks – no restrictions.

Weekday evening talks – flat fee of £50 (includes whatever mileage I incur).
Weekend talks – minimum of £75, dependent on distance, etc.

Online talks (Zoom, etc) – £25

-Blackburn Camera Club, Monday 24th February 2014
-Leyland Photographic Society, Wednesday 14th May 2014
-Hebden Bridge Camera Club, Wednesday 8th October 2014
-Bingley CC, Monday 8th December 2014

-Batley Camera Club, Tuesday 10th March 2015
-Huddersfield Photo Imaging Club, Wednesday 18th March 2015
-Darwen Camera Club, Monday 24th August 2015
-Atherton and District Amateur Photographic Society, Thursday 10th September 2015
-Burnley Camera Club, Tuesday 6th October 2015

-Lancaster Photographic Society, Wednesday 3rd February 2016
-Penrith Camera Club, Saturday 12th March 2016
-Burnley Camera Club, Tuesday 4th October 2016
-Holme and District Photographic Society, Friday 21st October 2016
-Leyland Photographic Society, Wednesday 23rd November 2016
-Blackburn Camera Club, Monday 28th November 2016

-Bacup Camera Club, Wednesday 18th January 2017
-St.Helens Camera Club, Monday 13th February 2017
-Oldham Photographic Society – Thursday 2nd March 2017
-SRGB Photo Group, Tuesday April 18th 2017
-Bolton Camera Club, Thursday 22nd June 2017
-Lincolnshire Monochrome, Sunday 2nd July 2017
-Rochdale and District Camera Club, 22nd August 2017
-Settle Photographic Group, Monday 18th September 2017
-Ribblesdale Camera Club, Tuesday 17th October 2017
-Preston Photographic Society, Thursday 2nd November 2017

-Nantwich Camera Club, Tuesday 27th February 2018
-Accrington Camera Club, Friday 9th March 2018
-Halifax Photographic Society, Tuesday 24th April 2018
-Knutsford Photographic Society, Tuesday 25th September 2018

-Nelson Camera Club, Tuesday 5th February 2019
-Davyhulme Camera Club, Wednesday 20th March 2019
-Padiham Camera Club, Wednesday 24th July 2019
-Yorkshire Monochrome, Sunday 8th September 2019
-Sale Photographic Society, Thursday 26th September 2019
-Garstang Camera Club, Wednesday 16th October 2019
-Harrogate Photographic Society, Monday 21st October 2019

-Sodbury and Yate Photographic Club – Monday 11th January 2021 (online talk)
-Bebington Photographic Society – Tuesday 19th January 2021 (online talk)
-Derby City Camera Club, Monday 22nd February 2021 (online talk)
-Hebden Bridge Camera Club, Wednesday 17th March 2021 (online talk)
-Cheltenham Camera Club, Thursday 18th March 2021 (online talk)
-Rhyl Photographic Society, Tuesday 13th April 2021 (online talk)
-Leighton Buzzard Photographic Club, Wednesday 5th May (online talk)
-Hastings & Ore Photographic Club, Tuesday 6th July 2021 (online talk)
-Maidstone Camera Club, Tuesday 7th September 2021 (online talk)
-Baglan Bay Photographic Society, Tuesday 14th September 2021 (online talk)
-Garforth Camera Club, Monday 27th September 2021 (online talk)
-Washington Camera Club, Friday 1st October 2021 (online talk)

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