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Take part in the CPRE Essex photographic competition to show the beauty of the Essex Way

Take part in the CPRE Essex photographic competition to show the beauty of the Essex Way

Thursday 28 July 2022

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Essex Way, CPRE Essex is launching a photographic competition – and everyone is invited to join. Our organisation played a leading role in bringing about this beautiful 81-mile walk from Epping to Harwich and we can think of no better way of acclaiming its joys than sharing pictures […] Read more >

Gordon snaps a quirky moment… now it’s YOUR chance to whip out the camera and join our competition

Gordon snaps a quirky moment… now it’s YOUR chance to whip out the camera and join our competition

Friday 24 June 2022

We offer you Gordon Ridgewell’s latest quirky observation on life… “I have heard about the cat amongst the pigeons, but when I looked out the window I saw our cat amongst the partridges! “He is guarding the drive as the partridges find small seeds to eat in strange places.” As most of you will be […] Read more >

A right royal memory…

A right royal memory…

Wednesday 1 June 2022

As our glorious county is whipped into a state of patriotic fervour for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, our own elder statesman, photographer Gordon Ridgewell, has reason of his own to reflect. He tells us: “Sixty-nine years ago, I had just completed my RAF training and was picked to go on parade at Trowbridge in Wiltshire […] Read more >

Shades of Green

Shades of Green

Tuesday 17 May 2022

From Gordon Ridgewell… “A short walk around the village on a lovely spring afternoon took me by the cattle grazing in the water meadows near the River Cam. “It’s just amazing how many shades of green are showing. This gives me more pleasure than jetting off to some Greek island and lying on a scorched beach […] Read more >

Gordon gives us a taste of spring from Newport

Gordon gives us a taste of spring from Newport

Monday 11 April 2022

We haven’t been treated to a Gordon Ridgewell picture for a while, so let’s put that little anomaly to rest… He tells us: “I went to Newport church yesterday to photograph a Role of Honour they had found and Imperial War Museums Memorials asked if I could get a picture. “After leaving the church I […] Read more >

A strangely striking reminder of darker times

A strangely striking reminder of darker times

Friday 11 February 2022

Ace photographer Gordon Ridgewell today offers “conservation of a different nature with these Birds of the Sky”. “They cost around £3,000,000 each at auction these days,” he tells us. “A friend of mine who volunteers at IWM Duxford offered to take me to the Spitfire exhibition. “It is only five miles from my home village […] Read more >

Moon musings

Moon musings

Monday 17 January 2022

Nothing we can add to Gordon Ridgewell’s ponderings… “Look at the size of that! “When I pulled back the curtains this morning, I just had to get my camera. The distance of the moon from Earth is currently 404,516 kilometres. It was 07.58 and when I checked on sunrise time it is as exactly the […] Read more >

Deer, deer! Gordon takes his photographic opportunity

Deer, deer! Gordon takes his photographic opportunity

Monday 3 January 2022

Does anything escape the magic eye of Gordon Ridgewell? He shares with us: “I had a ride round the lanes at Littlebury Green and Strethall this morning and a few deer ran across the road, so I stopped and opened the car window. “About 30 of them were gathered just in the field, so I […] Read more >

Blooming roses must mean… Happy New Year!

Blooming roses must mean… Happy New Year!

Saturday 1 January 2022

These are of course strange days… in so many ways. Photographer Gordon Ridgewell took a walk round his Littlebury garden and saw these roses in bloom – we’re talking December 30! It’s probably fair to say that most of us would welcome a return to some kind of normality in 2022. Happy New Year from […] Read more >

A trio of treats…

A trio of treats…

Friday 10 December 2021

It’s the end of the week, which means it’s time for a Gordon Ridgewell treat of three pictures for the price of one! And there is of course a wry commentary from the man himself… “Even the seagulls have gone to Plan B. Perhaps there are no free fish and chips at the seaside in […] Read more >

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