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Another England

Another England is an unpublished body of work produced between 1995 and 1999 exploring English Calendar Customs.

After a break of 20 years I am revisiting the work and incorportating a range of archive materials and artifacts alongside the original images to expolore the process of documentation in the context of the wider visual representation of these events.

This work is part of my contribution to the Centre for Contemporary Legend at Sheffield Hallam University.

Jan-April / May-Aug  / Sept-Dec


Hocktide. Hungerford, Berkshire. Second Tuesday following Easter.


Padstow Obby Oss. Padstow, Cornwall. May Day eve and May Day.

Minehead Hobby Horse Leaflet

Minehead Hobby Horse. Minehead, Somerset. May Day Eve and following three days excepting Sundays.

Royal May Day. Knutsford, Cheshire. First Saturday in May.


Cheese Rolling and Wake. Cooper’s Hill, Gloustershire. Spring Bank Holiday Monday.

Cheese Rolling Article, Guardian, 1997


Bellerby Feast. Bellerby, North Yorkshire. Spring Bank Holiday Monday.


Maypole Rising. Barwick-in-Elmet, West Yorkshire. Spring Bank Holiday Tuesday, Triennially.

Old Garland Petals


Old Garland Ribbons and Bells



Garland Day. Castleton, Derbyshire. Oak Apple Day (29th May).

Garland Day Leaflet



Bawming the Thorn. Appleton, Cheshire. Third Saturday in June.

Woodlands Love Feast. Alport Castles, South Yorkshire. First Sunday in July.

Rushbearing. Forest Chapel, Macclesfield Forest, Cheshire. Sunday nearest to 12th August.

Burning the Bartle. West Witton, North Yorkshire. Saturday following 24th August.

Boundary Riding Certificate, 1997.

Boundary Riding. Richmond, North Yorkshire. 27th August every 10 years.