Alcan - Sapa, the MOVIE, Banbury 2008
This is the movie footage of the site so you can hear the factory noise and see the 700 degree aluminium fluid pour down the launder channel and into the casting table to cast the logs. This is followed by the preparations for the extrusion process. To see the slideshow that describes the processes, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7eeFVeeGR0
Alcan - Sapa 2008 - When there was fire in the furnace and power in the press.
Rosy Burke, the photographer, had a rare opportunity to photograph the Alcan-Sapa factory in Banbury, Oxfordshire. Her slideshow shows the site before it was closed and demolished in 2009. The site, the people, the buildings and surroundings tell the story of the aluminium casting and extrusion processes which were still in place at the time. After you have watched this, do watch the movie footage that was taken at the time https://youtu.be/20xcXQyrBw0. Thank you to the extraordinary people that worked there who helped her in the taking of the photos.
Banbury Christmas Event - Late Night Shopping in the Old Town Centre on 12 December 2019
Everyone joined in the fun when Banbury's Old Town independent traders in Parsons Street, Church Lane and White Lion Walk held their late night shopping event on 12th December 2019. They were joined by 2 fire eaters, carol singers, Beau Norton (Banbury's fine singer), music, mince pies and mulled wine. Do pop in on them anytime in the year . . . discover the lanes and the old buildings and the interesting offers from imaginative shops and services - it's fun . . . from cream cakes to cock horses, from war games to wax jackets, from suits and shoes to teas and t-shirts, from working jewellers to hand made chocolates from a real chocolatier to eat Japanese, Thai, Italian, English, Dutch, Romanian, Portuguese, Indian, Turkish, Chinese. Pubs from the 16th Century to today's gin places. Visit our own Fine Lady Upon a White Horse at the real Banbury Cross, famous all around the world. Cruise down to Oxford Canal with Banbury Museum and Tooley's Historic Boatyard - enjoy ! Happy Christmas everyone !
Banbury Old Town Christmas Shopping 2018
Come Christmas Shopping in Banbury Old Town, explore all the interesting independent traders in the historic streets with foodie places, pubs and cafes. Art materials, gallery, framing, sewing, fabrics, games, musical instruments, flowers, handmade chocolates, a real working jeweller, antiques, party shops, comic connections, top notch handmade bags, hair, nails and tattoos, vapes, children’s and adults clothes; British, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Cornish, Mexican and many more eateries.
BBC Countryfile Photo Competition 2015 - Long List Judging
Eight of us former prize winners and finalists went to help Countryfile select 3,000 from the 33,000 entries for the 2015 Photo Competition. The Long Listing was at Stowe Landscape Gardens in a beautiful Greek Temple and there were many great entries for the subject 'Colour in the Countryside'.
The Fine Lady Upon A White Horse - how she came to 'ride' to Banbury Cross
'Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross to see a Fine Lady upon a white horse' In sunshine and spring showers the Fine Lady statue was unveiled by Princess Anne 27 April 2005 at Banbury Cross, Oxfordshire, UK. This slideshow shows how the statue was made, from a maquette through to the installation and all the people involved. Today she is loved by many and photos of her are sent all over the world.
The Big Draw, Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire, UK, 2013
The Big Draw 2013, Middleton Cheney, South Northamptonshire, UK. Community Event, from 9 to 90 years old they came and drew like mad. Lots of fun was had with paint, crayons, collage and glue. The Library and the School was used to make great creations.
BBC Countryfile Photo Competition 2014 - Long List Judging at Sheepdrove Farm, Berkshire, UK
BBC Countryfile Photo Competition - Long List Judging July 2014. This was the day that eight of us previous winners gathered to pore over 32,000 photos entered under the title 'Animal Magic'. Our task was to select 3,000 for the celebrity judges, John Craven, Bill Bailey and Charlotte Uhlenbroek, who would choose the final 12 for the BBC Countryfile Calendar 2015. In 2014 it raised £1.4m for BBC Children in Need. This is the story of our judging day at Sheepdrove Farm Conference Centre and how the filming takes place. You can also read my story at: http://www.countryfile.com/countryside/behind-scenes-judging-countryfile-calendar-photo-competition#
BBC Countryfile Photo Competition Long List Judging 2013
Went to help BBC Countryfile again - 57,000 entries into their Photo Competition. 8 of us sorted them down to 3,000 for the celeb judges. This is a slideshow I've made of shots I took on the great day. The final 12 go into the 2014 Calendar - last year it raised £1.3 million for BBC Children in Need. Buy one from www.bbc.co.uk/countryfile
Wool House 13-24 March 2013, London
In the world's largest showcase of wool, the recently renovated West Wing of Somerset House was transformed into a home made primarily from wool. Seven individual rooms, from the bedroom to the study, created by leading designers, such as Kit Kemp and Donna Wilson, will be exhibited to show how the design community uses wool extensively in their work. Three additional rooms will be dedicated to fashion displays, celebrating the importance of the fibre in today's fashion industry. Presented by The Campaign for Wool, an artisan in residence will also work on location throughout the period demonstrating the heritage of industry skills to the public.
BBC Countryfile Photo Competition 2012, Long Listing v.6.mov
Rosy's trip to Birmingham to help BBC Countryfile with their Photography Competition 2012. Filming was at the great MAC Arts Centre. There were about 49,000 entries and 8 long listing judges. It takes a long day to do but the satisfaction of narrowing down the entries to 3,500 for Judges John Craven, Chris Packham and Jo Brand is good. The Calendar raised approx £1.19m for BBC Children in Need last year. It will be on sale in the run up to Christmas as usual from the BBC Countryfile website.
Brook Heritage Exhibition 2011.mov
A slideshow of my photos of the Brook Heritage Exhibition 2011. It includes views of the coast, the village, the exhibition and its helpers and organisers. It also shows events such as the walks and Wolfguard camp and fight enactment. Brook Regatta was recreated after the exhibition on Compton Pond. Thank you to all those who took part to make it all such a success.
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