April 17th, 2008 admin

An important element to the success of We English is an active engagement with you, the English public. I’m therefore encouraging visitors to this website to post YOUR IDEAS regarding events happening in your locale or hobbies and pastimes that you take part in, and that you’re happy for me to attend and photograph. I believe this collaboration will enable me to get a broader spectrum of coverage across themes and geographical locations, while also helping to find subject matter that is not part of the mainstream.

I’m interested in any ideas, the only proviso is that they take place outdoors, during daylight hours and are held in 2008.

The first 150 people to submit an appropriate idea will receive a limited edition, signed print from We English (see below), provided a valid postal address is given.

Ideas could include: beach combing, bikers, bowling, car boot sales, carninvals, church fetes, classic car rally, climbing, coursing, Cumberland wrestling, family rituals, farmers markets, fell running, gardening, greyhound racing, hound trailing, hunting, nudists, pagan events, paintballing, photography conventions, picnics, plane spotting, polo, raves, religious festivals, roller discos, spectator sports, stock-car racing, talent contests and twitching.

Events and pastimes I’ve already covered include (in no particular order): Laughton Country Show, Shoreham Airshow, banger racing at Arlington Stadium and Wimbledon Raceway, para-gliders on Devil’s Dyke, ramblers walking the Seven Sisters near Beachy Head, Christmas market in Salisbury, Pooh Sticks Bridge in Ashdown Forest, Middle Farm Apple Festival in Firle, Arundel Park, Lewes Bonfire Night, skate-park in Chatham, Stanmere Park in Brighton, pheasant shooting in Bramley and Finchdean, painters in Chichester’s Priory Park, Limpsfield Golf Course, runners in Knole Park Sevenoaks, swimmers in the Serpentine on Christmas Day, shoppers heading to the Boxing Day sale at Bluewater, fox hunting in Berkshire, the Haxey Hood, the Maldon Mud Race, Sunday league football at Hackney Marshes, allotments in Worthing, surfers in Goring-by-Sea and Bournemouth, London Harness Horse Parage at South of England Showground in Ardingley, jogging along River Cam in Grantchester, dry skiing in Welwyn Garden City, day-trippers to Flatford Mill, sea fishing by Sizewell Power Station, bird watchers in Titchwell, half term holidaymakers on Holkham Beach, blue bell walk in Walsingham, visitors to Great Yarmouth, Richmond Park, Midhurst rugby club, pigeon lofts in Hillsborough district of Sheffield, Easter egg trail around Priory Farm in Nutfield, British Marbles Championships in Tinsley Green, Easter Sunday in Chartwell, the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, Ladies Day at Aintree and sledging on Tandridge Golf Course in the April snow.

“Henry playing, Oxted, 2007”

Signed 6×4″ C-Type print from a limited edition of 150




  1. I’m reliably informed that there is going to be a drag race with a difference held in Tonbridge this summer. Instead of cars they’re going to use narrow boats on the river medway. At full tilt they may even reach 5 miles an hour!

    Less exciting but still photo worthy. They often have a guy playing a piano on a floating platform in the middle of the lake at Hever castle. Summer weekends I believe.

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