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Exciting Summer – you never know who might drop in for lunch!

Posted in Community action, News with tags , on September 12, 2011 by steveholroyd


It has been an action packed and exciting Summer full of  developments and photographic opportunities. Career-wise I’m very pleased to now be consulting and practicing “the law of advantage” for the excellent law firm Lupton Fawcett LLP ( based in Leeds.

A lot of my photography  has been related to my involvements in community action, which is understandable really, considering the recent exciting developments with our DIY community pub and the Crosby Ravensworth Show (one of the best in recent memory), we had fantastic weather for it and the equestrian and Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling amongst other things were superb. I’m particularly fond of the vintage rally too.

Rolling up my sleeves at weekends, Ginny and I’ve been actively engaged with preparing Crosby Ravensworth’s community pub, The Butchers Arms  for its recent opening! As you may know I have been involved with the Lyvennet Community Pub Ltd. initiative from the outset, but a lot of us pitched in with the physical process of restoration, so many that it really feels like the community’s pub, and the successful launch recently just shows what a community can accomplish when they put their minds and backs to it.

Thank you, those who complimented me on our live breakfast TV appearances from the Butchers Arms!  (BBC 1 Breakfast News) . Radio 5 Live also did a live broadcast. I’m just very pleased to have been able to play my part, it’s a very interesting and worthwhile project and our Big Society lunch with Prime Minister David Cameron was very nice! We knew there was going to be a big society lunch meeting, but we didn’t know exactly who would be coming. You never know who will drop in at your local. One family came over from Australia for the grand opening party. This party was also highly memorable, very well attended, well catered and the live music was good. Exciting times!


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My New Websites Launched!

Posted in African, Chameleon, News, Reptile, Wildlife with tags , , on July 23, 2010 by steveholroyd

It gives me a great deal of pleasure to announce that I have two websites on the go now – this one by kind provision of WordPress is my portal to the world as a photographer – here you can read my news, see my featured photographs, with a bit of background information and make moderated comments.  I also have an online gallery now – my new Klikr website ( is up and running and will be displaying select galleries of my work and making my photographs available for use to the world of professional publishing, photographic enthusiasts and the interested public. I hope that you enjoy viewing my photographs. My images are also available at multiple resolutions on the Alamy Image library.

Please watch this space for more news and fine images!

Chameleon, Rift Valley, Tanzania - OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Chameleon, Rift Valley, Tanzania - OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA