Richard Austin’s new book featuring the storms of 2013 and 2014 and its effect on a small but beautiful town in the South West of England.
Lyme Regis is well-known for its quaint seaside charm, sandy beach and welcoming manor to all who visit.
Never before in many a persons life has the town experienced a relentless period of violent storms battering Lyme Regis almost into submission.
There are approx. 90 spectacular images in the 12″x 8″ hand made book, some of which are historical images from years past. It can be purchased over the telephone on a UK number 01297 445643 or online at http://www.richardaustinimages.com
Here is a small example of just 28 of the 90 pictures you will find in this historic account of how a picturesque little town managed to ride out the full fury of mother nature’s wildest weather.
Storm lashed Lyme Regis…
Fossils on the Jurassic Coast at Charmouth in Dorset UK.
Fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast at Charmouth in Dorset UK
I have photographed the legend that is A P McCoy horse racing in the Westcountry for all of his career.
Great day today with the licensed Bird Ringers of the British Trust for Ornithology in the Axe Valley East Devon. A Kestrel and a Kingfisher were the highlights for me, But what a great job they do in gathering data of the UK’s bird life….Setting out the nets at the break of day
The Princess Royal holds the rank of Rear Admiral as Chief Commandant for Women in the Royal Navy…
New Lyme Regis 2014 calendar by Richard Austin…bye on-line http://www.richardaustinimages.com
Bishops Lydeard and the West Somerset Railway steam gala…So photogenic.
Floating away from it all on a lazy Sunday afternoon at Eype near Bridport.
World championships to see who is the Fittest Royal Marine in the world at Lympstone Royal Marine Training HQ.
Photographs: Richard Austin 07831 566005
Raw pea pods are Mali the Orangutan’s favourite food so she gives her baby Tatau a pea pod to chew on whilst she gathers up the rest of her favourite food and stuffs them in her mouth to free up her hands and feet so she can still go climbing at Paignton Zoo in Devon.
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A trio of Dartmoor Hill Ponies will be competing against the biggest horses in the country during the next three weeks culminating in the British National Ploughing Match.
Will Williams, a proud Welshman and at 80-years-old probably the oldest ploughing competitor in the country.
Will has spent hours coaching three sibling Dartmoor Hill Ponies Liquorice, Marble & Kizzy aged 5, 6 and 7.
The three ponies have been weight training in preparation for the tour and Will says, “They are now ready to take on the big boy Shire Horses.”
Will ploughed his first field with horses when he was 13-years-old, now, 67 years later, he is still at it and says he feels fit and he “Can’t grumble.”
Said Will: “I had to retire my Shire Horses, Bob and Duke because they were getting too old, sadly we lost Ben and now Duke is enjoying his retirement on Dartmoor.”
Will said he was surprised just how steady the three ponies are when they are ploughing.
Said Will: The ponies take smaller steps than the big horses reducing the amount of swaying which can affect the quality of the furrow, the ponies are the only pony trio on the competition circuit.”
A five year project to re-establish Common Cranes onto the Somerset Levels…
The day of release into the wild countryside of 19 Common Cranes on the Somerset Levels is a nail biting process for the RSPB staff who monitor and care for the birds.
The cranes are this years youngsters, hatched and reared by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge who deliver them to the Somerset Levels where they are cared
for by staff dressed in a grey gown, imitating the parent birds, something the birds have been used to since they were hatched.
Heavy raid didn’t spoil a great and historic day at Lyme Regis.
Over 2,000 guitars on the beach at Lyme Regis broke the world record for the biggest live band in the world.
The record breakers sang and played Buddy Holly’s “Rave On” ….A great day!
Nicolas Forsans, new director for the One Planet MBA at The Exeter Business School, (Exeter University)
Photoshoot by Richard Austin.