Author Archives: Chris Hawkins

Winter Solstice at Stonehenge

Some photos from the sunrise at Stonehenge on the Winter Solstice. [singlepic id=445 w=320 h=240 float=] The first time I have seen the sun rise over Stonehenge in several years worth of visits! To see more, click the “Read more” button below.

7 Billion People, what number where you ?

Using the tool on the BBC website, I found that I was ( roughly) the 77,941,344,392nd person to have been born, in a worldwide population of 3,763,276,048. The Population is thought to be around 7 billion now and to be 10 billion by 2050!

Canvas Under The Sky

I was lucky enough to meet Robin Binckes in 1993 when I was out in South Africa.  I went on a tour with him to a few interesting spots in Johnasberg.  He took me around of the poorer areas of the city, to a monument to the white settlers near Pretoria, to an early home […]

Wedding Fare Bridal Show

Some photos of the Wedding Dress Cat Walk at Old Basing Wedding Fayre.  Well done to all the models! [svgallery name=”weddingfare0911″]

Gary Evans Bow

A Gary Evans Artisan longbow from Wales Archery. Woods used include Rosewood, Bamboo and Ebony with Buffalo Horn Knocks.  

ING fail at Data Protection

I dont rant much, well not often in public, but there are some things I think large companies should get right. Data Protection is such a hot topic in the IT world and in Politics, but companies such as ING Direct still seem to be crap at it.

Isle Of Wight Weather use my images are using my images on the header of their site.  Best still they are allowed to use them !!! The site is one I have used for many years, it gives information about tides on the island and has a cool lightning page, showing storms all around the UK. A bigger version of the […]

Stolen Photos

One of my images has been used without consent again! First the Scouts, then the Basingstoke Gazette and now Basingstoke and Deane Council! Its my image taken from No name check, no permission asked, none given !


Well done to all the Bramley IronMum competitors who, ran, cycled and sprinted their way to medals today! The photos of the event are here.

Montague Redknap

Montague Redknap was born in 1886 and was from West Norwood ( now known as Lambeth ) and married in St. Martin’s-in-the-Field, just off Trafalgar Square in London, in 1913. He married Miss Alice R. Houghton, of Southport. Its possible he is a relative, but I haven’t been able to go far enough back to […]