Celebrating 21 Years In Business

Shaun Flannery Director of Shaun Flannery Photography Ltd

Another day at the office!

Renowned Doncaster based commercial photographer Shaun Flannery celebrates 21 years servicing corporate conglomerates, local businesses and regional and international press.

HRH Princess Ann visits Harworth Colliery, North Notts

HRH Princess Ann after a visit to Harworth Colliery.

Established in 1993 Shaun Flannery Photography has seen many changes in the photographic profession over the years, from the lengthy process of using film and dark rooms to the now instantaneous, ready to publish, digital picture.

Shaun Commented: “The process and equipment has certainly changed over the years but the skill required to take a perfect image is still very much at the heart of what I do.   For me, whether I am capturing a sporting achievement, photographing a product in a studio or creating an interesting PR image, the main focus is about originality and ensuring a good composition every time.”

Fatal rail crash at Great Heck nr. Selby, Yorkshire

Devastation at Great Heck

Shaun’s gallery over the years includes remarkable front-page coverage of news events, action shots from some of the most famous sporting venues across the country and some outstanding images of members of the Royal Family.

Doncaster Rovers v Leicester City

Billy Sharp scores a ‘cracker’ for Doncaster against Leicester City

After having had his pictures featured in some of the most well know national newspapers and used by corporate brands such as Miller Homes, Drax, Finance Yorkshire along with NHS Trusts and Local Authorities, Shaun’s ability to capture interesting images has recently been applauded with his now iconic Tour de France image being used worldwide.


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth visits the Media Centre in Huddersfield

“Saturday 5th July is a day I will never forget,” explained Shaun. “After deciding on what type of Tour de France image I wanted to capture I set about finding the best spot. By using the ‘route book’ along with Google Maps and Street View I had a pretty good idea of where I should be. I wanted to encapsulate the essence of Yorkshire as well as the peloton, so a wide shot was essential. I found my spot and waited, at the very minute the peloton road past the sun shone, the riders kept together and the vibrant crowd was framed against the lush green hills of Grinton Moor, all of which created the image I wanted – it was perfect!”

Tour de France 2014: Stage 1

Tour de France, Grinton Moor

Shaun went on to explain: “The next day, I wanted to capture an alternative aspect of Yorkshire and chose a perfect backdrop in Sheffield that portrayed the industrial heritage of our county. That’s the beauty of my profession what seems like the same image, for example a group of riders on a road, a hundred different stories can be told just by some creative thought and a good eye!”

As the evolution of photography continues and the desire for more original content to be used and shared online, Shaun Flannery has included videography to his range of services.

Thanks to Helen Dillon-Pearson at Flourish Marketing & PR for the press release.

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SWLeeds Utd v RSC Anderlecht

Lee Bowyer beats Anderlecht keeper Zvonko Milojevic, to score a late Leeds United winner in the UEFA Champions League

Mid air collision between a Tornado bomber and Cessna light aircraft.

RAF Sea King over the crash site of RAF Tornado and light aircraft

Sheffield Forgemasters International..Dr Jesus Talamantes-Silva, Director of Research at Forgemasters and Professor at the University of Sheffield.

Business Portrait

His Royal Highness Prince Andrew visits Bridon International's unit at Carr Hill, Doncaster.

HRH Prince Andrew visits Bridon International

Robin Hood Airport Rescue and Firefighting Services

Fire crews at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield practice on the fire rig.

Nicola Adams - Olympic flyweight gold medalist.

Olympic Gold Medalist Nicola Adams

The last flying Vulcan, XH558,  touches down at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield. .Vulcan XH558 is to spend the summer based at the airfield where she once stood on Quick Reaction Alert during the Cold War.

The mighty Avro Vulcan

Colin McRae on his way to victory in the 1995 Network Q RAC Rally

McRae and Ringer on their way to victory in the 1995 Network Q RAC Rally.

Relate - The Prime Minister, David Cameron addresses a group at the Shine Centre in Leeds.

David Cameron

Peter Emery - Drax - Biomass

Peter Emery, Drax Biomass


EasyJet A319 Aircraft at Robin Hood Airport

GB Boxing - Commenwealth Games

GB Boxing Portrait

Unknown coal miner Markham Main Colliery.

Miner at Markham Main Colliery

67th Sprotbrough Scouts Hit The Surf!

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The 67th Sprotbrough Scouts hit the surf at FlowHouse, Xscape, Castleford.

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FARRRS – Journey starts for transformational road scheme


Mayor Ros Jones on site at Rossington.

One of the biggest transformational projects in Doncaster’s history has officially started.

Representatives from the public and private sector partners who have helped the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS) get to this stage celebrated by breaking the ground on this route to jobs and growth.

This council led regeneration project is a true public-private partnership. It has backing from the private sector partners Harworth Estates, the Peel Group and Verdion, the Government through the Regional Growth Fund and is supported regionally by the Growing Places Fund and the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Doncaster Chamber has also supported the project.

The new link from Junction 3 of the M18 will be instrumental in supporting growth and the expansion of services at Robin Hood Airport run by the Peel Group and provide the necessary road infrastructure for Harworth Estates to build 1,200 homes on the former Rossington Colliery site and Verdion, formerly Helios Europe, to build an innovative rail freight interchange called iPort also in Rossington.

This private sector inward investment will deliver thousands of new jobs and homes and provide a huge boost to the local and regional economy.

As well as cutting journey times and easing congestion for those travelling to the south of Doncaster, FARRRS will help transform the village of Rossington.

Welcoming the news, Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, said: “FARRRS is one of the most significant infrastructure projects in the UK and will deliver a raft of economic benefits for the borough and the Sheffield City Region.

“This transformational scheme will be a catalyst for unprecedented growth in and around the airport and in Rossington itself. It helps to lever in substantial levels of inward investment which in turns delivers thousands of new jobs and homes for local people to benefit from. Regeneration on this scale is rare and all our public and private sector partners deserve tremendous credit for making this long held ambition for a new link road a reality. This is a momentous day for the town.”

Peter Nears, Strategic Planning Director at Peel said, “The announcement of the commencement of the FARRRS scheme is great news for not only Robin Hood Airport and associated Business Park but also for Doncaster as a whole.  FARRRS unlocks the potential in the area for new development creating much needed new jobs and housing.  Peel is committed to playing our part in the success of the area and are pleased to be able to support Doncaster Council in the delivery of this important project.”

Steve Gill, Doncaster Sheffield Airport Managing Director added, “This road can’t come soon enough. From day one the council understood the strategic importance of this road to the region and how it can help the airport realise its potential and so we are delighted to see work commence. The delivery of this much needed infrastructure will truly place the airport at the heart of the region, helping to position Doncaster Sheffield Airport as the natural airport of choice for passengers and freight operators.”

Michael Hughes, Chief Executive Officer at Verdion, said: ““We are pleased to be key stakeholders in the FARRRS project. This is the start of major regeneration and investment in the Doncaster and Sheffield region which will create thousands of local jobs. iPort will provide vital intermodal freight transport infrastructure for the North East attracting important international companies to the area.”

Owen Michaelson, Chief Executive at Harworth Estates, said: “The FARRRS project is an excellent example of private developers and the public sector working effectively together to deliver a road which will unlock the employment and housing land required to drive forward Doncaster’s regeneration.”

James Newman, Chairman of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “This ground-breaking ceremony marks the start of an important new link road, which will create hundreds of new jobs and bring millions of pounds of investment to the Sheffield City Region.

“The Doncaster Sheffield Airport link road will greatly improve the City Region’s connections with its national and international markets, as well as opening up a substantial amount of new land to investors and developers.

“Since it was formed in 2010, the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has given this project and the airport its full support and the commencement of the road shows what can achieved when private and public sector partners work together.”

Andrew McKenna, President of Doncaster Chamber, said: “It is excellent news for all businesses in the Sheffield City Region that work on the FARRRS link road is now starting.  When the Chamber got behind the critical bid to leverage Regional Growth Fund monies to support this scheme we were blown away by the amount of private sector enthusiasm and endorsement for the scheme.  Unlocking this growth corridor and improving access to the airport will be a significant game changer for the region.  The importance of this scheme cannot be overstated and, additionally, hot on the heels of the Civic and Cultural Quarter and White Rose Way, the road will provide another physical manifestation of Doncaster’s on going regeneration.”

The nearly three mile stretch of road will include a dual carriageway from the M18 towards Rossington to support the Inland Port. The link will continue as a single carriageway to the A638 at Parrot’s Corner and a direct connection will be provided into Rossington.

Raised embankments will be used for most of the link road using reclaimed fill material from the former colliery spoil tips, while several structures will be built including crossings over the Brancliffe to Kirk Sandall (BKS) railway line and the East Coast Main Line.

Carillion has been appointed as the main contractor for the scheme which will become fully operational in early 2016.

Andy Brown, Operations Director for Carillion, said: “Carillion is delighted to have been awarded this contract and we look forward to working with Doncaster Council and other stakeholders to deliver this scheme. We are especially pleased to be providing, not only much needed infrastructure, but also a scheme that unlocks so much potential for development and growth in the area.”

Further information is available at: www.doncaster.gov.uk/FARRRS

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A Month In Pictures!

Loch Etive - Scotland

Loch Etive, Argyll and Bute

Cusworth Music Festival 2013.

Wilko Johnson – Cusworth Music Festival

Doncaster Wheelers Cycle Club Summer Road Race.

Doncaster Wheelers Cycle Club Summer Road Race.

Army Westland Lynx Helicopter

Army Westland Lynx AH.7 XZ608 helicopter

Eurofighter Typhoon

Eurofighter Typhoon multirole jet fighter at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire.

Funny Business - Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

Weston Park Hospital ‘Funny Business’ Contestants.

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle, Argyle and Bute.

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Team Sky Ben Swift helps celebrate 20 years of trade at DVC

Ben Swift - Team Sky - Don Valley Cycles

Team Sky cyclist Ben Swift with Martin in the shops new race bike showroom.

Don Valley Cycles is celebrating its 20th year in business this year, They have been serving cyclists needs from the same business premises at 10 Chequer Road during the whole 20 year period.

Owner Martin Maltby said the early days were quite tough, starting business in the middle of a recession was quite daunting but keeping positive and knowing the cycle trade very well after working for 5 years for a national cycle supplier set him in good stead .He also knows the sport of cycle racing very well as he has represented Great Britain both at junior and senior level on numerous occasions  highlighted by being selected to compete in the Junior World Championships in Casablanca, Morocco in 1986.

Martin has seen a major increase of cycling and cycle sales in the last few years with the recent success of the Olympic cycling team in London and Sir Bradley Wiggins victory in the 2012 Tour de France. Due to the popularity, Don Valley Cycles in conjunction with Doncaster Wheelers cycling club run a novice ride on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month which is proving very popular on a stepping stone for riders to increase their cycling knowledge and to progress through the Doncaster Wheelers club runs.

As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations, Don Valley Cycles are organising a series of cycle road races with the 1st one being in conjunction with the sprotborough scouts fun run on the 23rd of June at Sprotborough called the Danum Trophy road race where anyone can come to see the spectacle of a cycle race. Also in the summer staff and some regular customers are taking on the challenge to cycle from Doncaster to London in a day covering approximately 200 miles.

Later in the year we will also be having an evening meal at the Earl of Doncaster hotel with Doncaster Wheelers cycling club members who have been sponsored by Don Valley Cycles for a number of years.

Martin is definitely looking forward to the next 20 years and eats, sleeps and breathes cycling. “I was a cyclist long before I started Don Valley Cycles and will be for a long time after having just returned from a cycle tour by flying to Berlin with his bike he has just cycled back over 6 days covering 650 miles back to Doncaster.

“All the staff who work in the shop are also very experienced cyclists so if its knowledge and advice you need from a cycle shop we are the ones to try. We have a very busy workshop and service and repair all makes of bikes. Our speciality is the custom build market of racing bikes using the best brands and components to satisfy the customer’s requirements. We spend time and pay attention to detail by making sure the bike fits the customer perfectly. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and word of mouth is our main business promotional tool.”

Contact:  Martin Maltby, Don Valley Cycles


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Thomson Boeing 787-b Dreamliner at Doncaster Airport

Thomson Boeing 787-B Dreamliner

The aircraft on final approach to the airport!

Thomson Boeing 787-B Dreamliner

The airport ‘paparazzi’ welcome the new plane!

Thomson Boeing 787-B Dreamliner

Preparing to land!

Thomson Boeing 787-B Dreamliner

And down!

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A Week In Sports………..people!

Nicola Adams, Olympic boxing Gold medalist.

Jess Ennis, Olympic heptathlon Gold medalist

Doncaster Knights Tom Davies and Dante Mama, RFU Championship XV.

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Parkour………….or just a walk in the park?

Urban Sport!

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Marr Wind Farm

Marr Wind Farm, Doncaster

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A 40 tonne elephant comes to Doncaster!

Richard Bell and the Earl of Scarborough at the launch event.

The latest Exhibition at The Point recreates a sculpture from Doncaster’s Sand House which was a Victorian mansion carved from sandstone.

Exhibition: The Sand House – The Elephant in The Room

Wednesday 2nd May – Friday 29th June

The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR

See more at: http://www.thepoint.org.uk/the-point

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A 40 tonne sand sculpture recreating the ‘Elephant and Mahout’ from Doncaster’s Sand House stand’s over two and a half metres high and forms the heart of a new exhibition at The Point.

It took Yorkshire based artist Jamie Wardley and his team a week to create.

Richard Bell, great-great grandson of the Sand House creator wants the town to have the chance to see the elephant again. He said: “The Sand House was unique – an example of Victorian eccentricity and ingenuity. Thanks to support from Heritage Lottery Fund through Arts Council England, I am delighted that people will get the chance to see the sculptures and find out more about this lost marvel.”

Helen Jones, Arts Development Manager at darts said: “We’ve never had an elephant in the gallery before – but with a double height roof space there is plenty of room for him and his mahout!

Opportunities to get involved-

Family Workshops – Saturday 12th May 2012

Learn sand carving and sand drawing skills at one-hour sessions in the Arts Park, Chequer Road- between The Point and Doncaster Museum.

Tickets available at The Tourist Information Centre (Blue Building) 38-40 High Street, Doncaster.

Stonecarving Demonstrations at Doncaster Minster- Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th May 10.30-3.30- Free Admission (Drop-in)

Oral History Day – Thursday 31st May 2012 –  11am and 6.30pm (Drop-in)

Share your personal stories of the Sand House and it’s tunnels and have them recorded to form a unique oral history of this lost marvel.

The Sand House – A Victorian Marvel’ – Thursday 7th June 2012

An illustrated talk about the Sandhouse from the mid 19th Century to the present day.

Tickets are £2.50 and are available from the Reception team at The Point.

For further information please contact:

Helen Jones, Arts Development Manager, darts

Tel: 01302 341662, email: helen@thepoint.org.uk

Richard Bell, Project manager of exhibition

Tel: 07777688438, email: thesandhouse@btinternet.com

Jamie Wardley, sculptor

Tel: 07917 800 361 email: jamie@sandinyoureye.co.uk

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