Derby Day

Derby Day

Derby day at Meadow Lane. Following a massive change in form for Notts County, there was a real air of expectation for this sometimes one sided fixture against Mansfield Town! A bit like the olden days, there was a great atmosphere building in the ground even half an hour before kick off. As ever football creates big emotion in people, young and old. I loved trying to catch the range of emotion in the images below. For the record Notts County (despite being bottom versus top) convincingly won the match.  

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The Pianist

The Pianist

HERE IS A SERIES OF BRIEF stories about people who follow a passion – starting with my mum! Jacqueline Frances Anderson is a pianist. She loves the piano. As a child there was always the sound of the piano being played. Away from home she was accompanying singers, choirs, sometimes playing in her local church and occasionally getting to play in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and the Festival Hall in London. Now in her 80’s she still plays most days and still performs – currently going into old people’s homes to play for residents. My three boys and I went to watch her play recently. The highlights for my boys was possibly the constant stream of sweets being offered to them by a lady on the front row but for me it was to see the look of joy and reverie on some of the faces of those watching….