“A LIFETIME OF ART” .
Gallery & Archive : this is the official archive for Wilfred Wilson painting, drawings and sketches.
INFORMATION : Wilfred Wilson, a long time resident of Caerleon for many years, produced paintings and prints , his work dating back to the 1940's. With over 300+ works painted this archive begins to permanently show & present his prolific output over the years.
HISTORY : Wilfred started out on his artistic journey in the 1940’s by doing drawings, portraits and landscapes before moving on to experiment with colour and pastels.
His work was topically quite eclectic and varied, characterised by well crafted drafting techniques. Wilfred started his painting career in World War Two whilst serving in the Wiltshire Yeomanry as a tank driver in Africa at El Alamein, Sicily and Italy. He returned to Wales in the 1950’s as a director of Henry Cordy & Son. He and his wife Coralie were married for over 62 years and lived in Caerleon ever since. Wilfred had a sympathetic approach to portraying scenes and colour, conveying local views of the world as he saw it. He has captured views of his life and what he has made of this world as he has journeyed through it.
His paintings of Castles and Churches are some of the most enchanting of his range of work in Wales.
Sadly he passed away on January 30th 2017 at the age of 98 . He will be much missed and never forgotten.
for any information please contact
Robin Wilson : 07768 900 333
or email to email@example.com
West Mersea (formerly spelt Mersey) is a small town in the Colchester borough of Essex, England. It is the larger of two settlements on Mersea Island, located south of Colchester. The smaller settlement on the island is the village of East Mersea.
The island measures five miles by two and is joined to the mainland by a causeway called The Strood. Twice a day, at Spring Tides, Mersea becomes a real island. West Mersea, a town of close to 7,000 people, lies at the western end of the Island; a seaside resort, sailing centre and working harbour - a bustling riverside town with a strong sense of community.
The West Mersea Yacht Club is a notable centre for sailing on the East coast of England. The town also boasts an RNLI lifeboat station. The town hosts an annual regatta, usually in August each year, known as Mersea Week.
Roman buildings and tessalated pavements located close to the current quayside have led to suggestions that a small Roman settlement and port existed on the site of the modern town, with a road linking it to the nearby town of Camulodunum (modern Colchester).
The nearby burial mound to the north of the town is also of Roman date
Edward the Confessor granted the island to the abbey of St. Ouen in Rouen, France in 1046, and the Priory of West Mersea was established. In July 1963, the lifeboat station was established next to the West Mersea Yacht Club, one of the first ten inshore lifeboat stations in the British Isles. In 1954, a tragedy happened, Ian Hude decided to drive along the causeway when the tide was in. He drove down the road and his car stopped. He got out and slipped on the road as the water was coming in at a fast speed and was swept away and drowned
http://www.rwcs-photographics.com/rwcs_street_art_archiveRWCS Brighton Street Art & Graffiti We have always been watching the graffiti in the street as it changes & morphs over time in Brighton. This year we are looking in more detail at the work and the artists around the city and the stories behind the work.
Some of the crews and artists have been around the scene for many years with newbies also showing their hands. We look for particular striking work and apply an image abstraction process which designed to really emphasize the quality of the painting artwork which is often ignored by the majority.
Its really the artwork which is the story here and we work hard try and tell / show the merit of each of the talented creative individuals who practice their art around Brighton
see here for a finished example http://www.rwcs-photographics.com/brighton-street-art/hcc37a00#hcc37a00
our Street Archive is here at this link http://www.rwcs-photographics.com/rwcs_street_art_archive
January 2016 : RNLI Station at Selsey
This new photographic collection is our latest work taken on a rare sunny January day .. the 1950s Lifeboat house is an iconic view from the beach at Selsey .. In the foreground are lots of winch units in various states of decay which give such context to the Selsey beach scene . This collection contains black and white and colour image sets ..
The establishment of a lifeboat service in Selsey was in 1861 with RNLB The Friend; she was launched from the beach by means of skids. For the station's first 25 years the lifeboat's Coxswain was James Lawrence. On his retirement from the service in 1886 he was awarded a RNLI silver medal in acknowledgment of his long and valuable lifesaving service, highlighting rescues such as those of the brigs Governor Maclean (1875) and Sharah Ann (1871), the schooners Exel (1872) and Henrietta (1875), the barques Sueine Meinde (1878), and Tranmere (1883), and the schooner Kyanite (1881).
In 1925 work began on the construction of a new boathouse built on a piled platform with a gangway leading to it from the shore. The gangway incorporated a trolley track. In 1927 the boathouse was once more re-built to enable it to house the station's new motor lifeboat.
During the Second World War the station had a busy time. The Watson-class lifeboat RNLB Canadian Pacific made many trips to rescue pilots from fallen aeroplanes and was launched on service 50 times. In one rescue on the 11 July 1940, the lifeboat saved the life of Squadron Leader John Peel, the commanding officer of 145 Squadron based at Tangmere. He was forced to ditch his Hurricane into the sea off Selsey Bill after sustaining damage in a fight with German Bombers. Peel was in the water with just a Mae West life saving jacket, but he was pulled from the water by Canadian Pacific only minutes after ditching. Canadian Pacific remained on station until 1969 and records show that she went on 286 services and rescued 157 lives.
In 1952 and into 1953 the boathouse's substructure was improved and strengthened and the slipway was lengthened. In 1958 the boathouse was re-built as the old structure had become unsafe and unserviceable due to years of coastal erosion. The new station was built with reinforced concrete and the deep water roller slipway was re-configured to have a gradient of 1:5. The station was also given a new fabricated steel approach gangway from the shore. In 2011 the station celebrated its 150 years as a continuously active lifeboat station. The occasion was marked by the RNLI by awarding the station as a whole an award on Vellum which recognised the station's 150 years of dedicated service in the pursuit of saving lives at sea.
Currently the station operates a Tyne-class lifeboat RNLB Voluntary Worker (ON 1146) which is launched via slipway from the main boathouse which stands away from the shore on a piled platform. The station also operates a D-class (IB1) inshore lifeboat, RNLB Betty and Thomas Moore (D-691) which is kept in its own purpose built boathouse close to the approach gangway of the main station.
Selsey is due to receive a new 25 knot (29 mph) Shannon-class lifeboat after almost 32 years of service by Tyne-class boats, easily the longest of any station.
Joe Bonamassa Concert : final leg of the 2015 Tour
Brighton Centre October 31st 2015
Joe Bonamassa is an American blues rock musician, singer and songwriter.
Bonamassa opened for B.B. King when he was only 12 years old.
In the last 13 years Bonamassa has put out 15 solo albums through his independent record label
Brighton Speed Trials 2015
The world-famous Brighton Speed Trials. The event is currently run as a quarter mile sprint for both cars and motorcycles, held under the auspices of the Motor Sports Association. The event is organised by the Brighton and Hove Motor Club, with the Sprint Section of the Vintage Motorcycle Club : RWCS has been supporting BHMC since 2009 see our archive here at the RWCS BST Archive
RWCS Photographs of most of the entries and you can find these in the sections in the light-box. Sets are being uploaded over the next couple of weeks and it does take time. So please come back to check each day : we have a stock of 2000+ from the 2015 event. If you don't see your car or bike vehicle and your'e interested then please email firstname.lastname@example.org , call Rob on 07768900333 or message us on facebook
Prints are available from online & for sale on this site or ring for custom large high quality wide format options : in any print media or canvas 24" x 36"
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History : Pathe news : Brighton Speed Trials 1932
The Brighton Speed trials started in 1905, so its been going over 100 years one of the longest running motorsports events worldwide today