May 012010
 

Welcome to my blog. It may seem strangely named but `tog is actually an abbreviation of photographer which occasionally gets bandied about in newsrooms up and down the country, while “owd” is the Yorkshire pronunciation of “old”. Not that I feel old but I was stuck for a title and “An owd ‘togs blog” just seemed to have a nice ring to it. So there you go….

May 202020
 

Covid Social Distancing and as the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased in England, the sky around Mam Tor in the Peak National Park fills with Paragliders. Probably the ultimate Social Distancing leisure pursuit


Apr 212020
 

Signs of the Coronavirus Pandemic is a collection of images showing signs posters and notices which appeared publicly and are directly related to the Coronavirus COVID19 Pandemic in the UK 2020

Apr 202020
 

Empty Places Covid-19 Pandemic A collection of images showing some places and spaces deserted due to the UK restrictions on going out during the Global Coronavirus Pandemic –

Apr 112020
 

Easter weekend and the Peak District National Park effectively closed down during the Coronavirus Pandemic as people listen to government advice and Stay home over the Easter Weekend. The A57 one of the the main roads linking Manchester and Sheffield with no traffic, Road Closure leading to Derwent Dams, Popular waking hotspot Mam Tor deserted and Castleton in Lockdown.


Mar 262020
 

26 March 2020 – Endncliffe Park Sheffield. Third day of the emergency measures which were announced by Prime minister Boris Johnson on Monday evening (24th march).
A group of young men use the parks outdoor gym equipment despite it being clearly marked off as out of bounds


Mar 252020
 

Meadowhall car parks almost empty after government guidance that all non-essential stores should be closed until further notice. during the global Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic


Mar 242020
 

UPDATE 27 March – Man named in Sheffield murder inquiry.

A 26-year-old man who died following a fight in Sheffield city centre named as Xiangyu Li.

Emergency services were called to the junction of Union Street and Charles Street at around 3.30am on Tuesday (24 March) after Mr Li was found unconscious
A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in Frankfurt, Germany on Wednesday (25 March) under a European arrest warrant.

Police secure the scene in union street Sheffield where the body of a man in his 20s was found in the early hours of Tuesday morning (24th March 2020). Police have identified man and officers are now trying to trace the man’s family. The young mans death is currently being treated as “unexplained” and the area has been cordoned off.

24 March 2020

Mar 242020
 

Coronavirus Covid-19 Monday 23 March the first workday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered the closure of all UK Pubs, clubs, cafes, bars, restaurants, museums, gyms etc in the fight against


Mar 242020
 

“First Signs of Coronavirus Covid-19” – A series of signs directly related to the Coronavirus pandemic

At the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic and essentially in the middle of what is currently the world’s biggest news story and on the first day of increased protective measures which have closed pubs, bars, cafes, theatres, cinemas, gyms and much more,I was trying to think of a different way of recording what’s happening all around us. It struck me that the notices displayed by various businesses are not all the same. Many may carry the similar messages but they are all different. Here is a short collection of them which I have called the first Signs of Coronavirus (COVID-19)