Location: Nottingham Castle, Nottingham
St. George's Day, Nottingham Castle, 2007
I think this may have been the first big St. George's Day festivals in Nottingham after people realised that more was made of the special days from other countries (e.g. St. Patrick's Day) while our own kind of went unnoticed.
Apparently the Nottingham one is now one of the biggest.
Nottingham Castle, June 2005
A medieval battle re-enactment at Nottingham Castle.
Nottingham Castle, March 2005
Despite being Nottingham born and bred, I'd never been on the guided tour under the Castle - the caves known as "Mortimer's Hole". So on a trip back to the city (when I still lived in Chichester), my folks finally took me. As well as looking at spooky caves and dungeons, you also get to hear a lot about the history of Nottingham, including the Saxon foundation (at the Lacemarket nearby) and the start of the Civil War (the raising of the Royal Standard at Standard Hill near the Castle - apparently no-one took much notice and they moved on).
There's also some photographs of the Queen Elizabeth pub on Bottle Lane - just before it got knocked down.
Miscellaneous trips around Nottingham, including a bike rally, a trip up to the Castle after part of the wall collapsed, and Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem
Richard I Re-enactment, Nottingham Castle, June 2002
A rainy day in Nottingham, and a double bank holiday due to Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee.
These photographs almost cost me my camera, not due to the activities on the field of battle, but because of the weather. The heavy rain gathered on the camera and got inside; the camera started beeping and shut itself down, refusing to start up again which meant I couldn't get it to retract the lens. After a few tense days with the camera sitting around with its flaps open I put some fresh batteries in and it fired back up.