We have some magazine articles to produce in the next 6 months so we are on the lookout for people with unusual occupations/businesses etc. So for research purposes of course I started with a pint at lunchtime in The Lock pub Wolverley with this guy, the one and only oil man of the inland waterways David Swift
David is well known on the canals of the UK for his excellent boat services and he and partner Kelly have also managed to raise a family on board their floating business.
If you own a narrowboat and need new oil delivering or old oil taking away call David on 07848 80 90 92 or visit www.oilboat.co.uk
(Towing also available)
You know the feeling when everyone tells you it can’t be done and you go ahead and prove them all wrong, well The Peaky Blinders Evening we produced for Dudley town centre business, http://www.thefellowsdudley.co.uk/ was an incredible evening of entertainment, local and international musicians, variety acts, myself and Jan put on a night of incredible entertainment not seen for a long time in a Dudley town centre venue. The Dudley Peaky Blinders fans turned out in numbers in elaborate costumes and outfits, some with replica weapons but all in keeping with the theme of the TV series, the music covered the 1920’s/40’s era appropriate to the theme and with a careful entry policy of this free event the management maintained a fabulous atmosphere without the overcrowding seen at other events of this type.
We have now decided to arrange many more musical events in and around Dudley town centre to bring back an entertainment scene to local Dudley venues, arranged purely for the benefit of the venue owners and not the pockets of promoters from outside the area.
Had a meeting, coffee and an interesting look around the Premier Inn at Castlegate Business Park, Castlegate Way, Dudley, impressive what’s just on your doorstep in Dudley.
Just across the road from the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley Zoo and next door to the bowling alley, pub and some of the best restaurants in Dudley.
Premier Inn Dudley Town Centre
Castlegate Business Park, Castlegate Way, Dudley DY1 4RJ
0871 527 9420
A hundred times a year we get asked “How do I become a wedding photographer?” And my answer is always the same, first of all you become an observer of people, a teller of stories, a director of moments, an artist of scenes, a communicator with people, then learn the art of wedding photography alongside someone who is all those things for at least 5 years. Then pick up a camera and start learning all over again.
Here in the West Midlands, we really do have a superb variety of wedding venues, on the right is an image from 12th century Priory Hall & below left is the superb Station Hotel
while below right is The Mount Hotel https://www.themount.co.uk/ and bottom left is the iconic Dudley Castle and to the right of that is the 21st century Waterfront area besides The Copthorne Hotel https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/dudley/copthorne-hotel-merry-hill-dudley/ just a tiny taste of the fantastic choice awaiting couples looking for a West Midlands wedding venue.