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August 2014 

Photographers Resource

ISSN 2399-6706

Issue No: 127

This Wildlife didn't move! but was just as interesting !

The summer holidays are finally here with all schools in England and Wales now closed.  August is always a busy month for events within our diary pages, with the school holidays and a bank holiday adding extra events, and this year is no exception. Whatever your interests there is going to be something out there to go and see and photograph.

Your First Visit
Wildlife Photography In August
August Diary
In the nature and wildlife world this is no exception. You will find specimens from the small and possibly not so friendly like flying ants, and snails which like to munch on our colourful flowers, but make good subjects for micro photography if you can get close enough, through to beautiful butterflies and Kingfishers to name some. Take a look at our August wildlife page for more on what you might get your lens on.

This month we have been tidying up our email inbox and found a number of you had emailed us with updated links and suggestions for additional links and content to add, and to this end we have updated some of the many pages we have within this resource. We have also been sent details for a new location guide on Framlingham Castle in Suffolk and the number of pictures sent with it gave us the opportunity to add a Framlingham Castle Gallery as well. Don't forget if you come across anything that you think we should include or mention then please do let us have the relevant information via email. You will find our email address on the contact us page. We are always pleased to hear from you and we nearly always include what you send us.

Have a good summer and look forward to seeing you back again in September for ideas and inspiration.

What's New and Changed
Articles Added and Updated Recently

Cutting the Cost of Getting Your Photographs

Moving money about 

Locations Guides Added and Updated Recently

Framlingham Castle, Suffolk

        Framlingham Castle Gallery

Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre, Sussex 

Puffin Island, Penmon, Anglesey

Wingham Wildlife Park, Canterbury, Kent

UK Living History Museums 

Waterfalls in England

List of Long Distance Coastal Paths

List of Insurance companies

Places Visited in the Last Month
We are always out and about both re-visiting some of the places we have already detailed, and seeing loads of new places, as well as collecting photographs in order to be able to update existing or write up new location guides. Those we have visited in the last month include:

Eden Project (The), Cornwall - A great place the huge biomes contain loads of interesting plants, they are hot. Needs at least three hours to get round.

Lyme Park, Stockport, Cheshire - House, Gardens and Deer Park. House is dressed to the Edwardian Era, the gardens are exquisite and there is a large lake you can get reflections of the house in. House and another lake in the estate was used as the backdrop for Mr Darcy's (Colin Firth) home, in Jane Austins Pride and Prejudice film. The lake is signposted Darcy's Lake.

Peveril Castle, Castleton, Derbyshire. High up on the hill overlooking the village of Castleton. There is a museum in the village also Speedwell Caves are nearby.

Abor Low Stone Circle  Derbyshire  a large complete stone circle, although the stones are laid flat and very weather worn. Can get great panoramic views including 360's. You have to walk across two fields which can have cows and sheep in them.

Dunham Massey Altrincham, Cheshire  - for 2014 it is set up as the Stamford Military Hospital just as it was used during World War I, with costumed actors playing the roles of injured soldiers and nurses. Also deer park and the fallow deer come close to the house, water powered sawmill, an extensive gardens and more.

Little Moreton Hall, Congleton, Cheshire - A Tudor Moated Manor House which engineers in 1990 could not believe it was still standing. A timber framed building surrounded by a moat. The knot garden is based on a design from the 1600's.

Croxden Abbey, Staffordshire - Impressive remains of a Cistercian Abbey included towering fragments of its 13th century church, infirmary and 14th century abbots lodging. In a beautiful location.

Milestones, Basingstoke, Hampshire. Hampshire's Living History Museum, completely undercover and a good place to visit on a wet day. Allow a good three hours to explore the streets of recreated buildings, vintage vehicles including the Thorneycroft museum, an authentic pub where you can stop off and have a drink, a sweetshop where you can buy an 'old penny's' worth, the penny arcade and loads of items from the 19th and 20th century. From 5th August until Jan 2015 their big theme event 'A Soldiers Journey' follows the journey of two characters during the First World War (1914-1918).

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