HRH Prince Edward opens the National Civil War Centre

Pix: Shaun Flannery/ COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 25th September 2015 National Civil War Centre, Old Magnus Building, Appletongate, Newark, NG24 1JY. HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, to open the National Civil War Centre

HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex

HRH The Earl of Wessex will officially opens the National Civil War Centre in the restored Old Magnus Building and handle Nottinghamshire’s very own crown jewel.

The centre created by Newark and Sherwood District Council is the first in the UK telling the complete story of the deadly 17th century British Civil Wars when crown and parliament clashed. 

Pix: Shaun Flannery/ COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 25th September 2015 National Civil War Centre, Old Magnus Building, Appletongate, Newark, NG24 1JY. HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, to open the National Civil War Centre

HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, pictured with Michael Constantine, Centre Manager

HRH will tour the galleries and see how the Grade II* building – which dates to 1529 – was rescued as part of the £5.4m project. 

He will also inspect a majestic golden 2,000 year old Iron Age necklace – or Torc – found near Newark and now on public display, before unveiling a plaque in the Tudor Hall to mark the occasion.

Pix: Shaun Flannery/ COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>> 25th September 2015 National Civil War Centre, Old Magnus Building, Appletongate, Newark, NG24 1JY. HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, to open the National Civil War Centre

HRH Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex


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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

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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Marr Wind Farm

Marr Wind Farm, Doncaster



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Win the ultimate ‘All Inclusive’ start to your holiday from Robin Hood Airport

This could be you! – First Choice cabin crew ready to welcome prizewinners with their ‘All-inclusive’ chauffeur driven start to their holiday.

Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield has teamed up with First Choice Holidays and has today launched a competition to give six lucky passengers and up to five family members or friends travelling with them, the ultimate all inclusive start to their holiday.

Each week for the next six weeks, the Airport will be offering First Choice passengers the chance to start their holiday the moment they leave home, by winning a chauffeur driven limousine journey to the airport, followed by priority check-in on arrival and complimentary food and drink before jetting off overseas.

All inclusive holidays are becoming increasingly popular as more travellers look for holidays where they are really looked after without the worry of additional mounting costs. All First Choice holidays are now all inclusive and the Airport’s latest promotion means that six lucky passengers booking all inclusive with First Choice from Doncaster Sheffield Airport will be looked after the moment they set foot outside their front door.

Local Doncaster company The Limo Firm will be working with the Airport to provide the transfers using one of their luxury stretch limousines to really help the prize winners get their holiday off to a VIP.

Passengers, who book with First Choice from Robin Hood Airport during the period 19th March 2012 – 27th April 2012, will automatically be entered into the competition when they book at their local First Choice or Thomson travel agent.

First Choice fly to over 20 exciting holiday destinations from Doncaster Sheffield Airport and the chauffeur driven limousine will also be ready and waiting to take prizewinners back home in style on their return, to give the perfect end to their holiday too.

Steve Gill, Airport Director for Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield commented, “The relaxed convenience of flying from here helped the Airport to be crowned the best in the country by customers in a Which? Travel survey earlier this year and we like to think that holidays start sooner when passengers choose to depart from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

This latest promotion however means that six lucky winners and their family or friends will see their holiday literally start the moment they leave home”.



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Stock Photography, looking for an image for your annual report, website, blog, etc?

Fire Drill! Crew at Robin Hood Airport

Shaun Flannery Photography offers a wide range of ‘stock’ photographic images which is added too on a daily basis.

Stock photography is the supply of photograph’s licensed for specific uses, we offer a searchable online database in order to fulfil the needs of creative designers and picture desks with high resolution download from the website.

If your looking for an image to use within your annual report, company brochure, advertising literature, website or blog then please check out the stock image library on the website.

Feel free to call us on 01302 570814 or email to discuss the licensing of an image or help in sourcing a photograph to fulfil your requirements.

Practice Drill! Fire tender at work, Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster



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The Jolly Bodgers of Sherwood Forest

Craftsman Ian Major at work.

When Ian Major clocks off as a conservationist working in Sherwood Forest, he likes nothing better than to unwind by reaching for a lump of locally grown timber and re-learning the skills of the area’s once famous rustic craftspeople.

Wood turning and furniture making has been in his blood for two decades.

Now together with fellow craftsman and chairmaker, Bryan Eskriett, from Clipstone, he plans to share his love for wood by helping to stage a two-day rustic stool making workshop for beginners on 31 March in the Forestry Commission’s Sherwood Pines Forest Park, near Clipstone, Notts.

Together, Ian and Bryan dub themselves ‘The Jolly Bodgers of Sherwood Forest‘ and stress-busting is how they describe their hobby.

But for both it’s a pastime that also touches on a longer-term vision for ancient Sherwood Forest.

“I spend my working life protecting and encouraging people to cherish Sherwood, but trees are not just for looking at,” said Ian.  “We have a brilliant raw material and wood has been worked for thousands of years.  It would be great to see more local craftspeople using our timber.  Areas like Worksop and Ollerton were once famous chair making areas and the potential remains.  Sometimes we can’t see the wood for the trees and don’t realise timber is a fantastic resource, as well as providing us with a wonderful and historic landscape.”

The pair make chairs and stools and other household items, most of which they give away or use themselves.

“We’ll be teaching people how to make a stool and spurring them to be creative with the design,” he adds.  “Wood, shaving horse, draw knife and mallet, together with practical advice are all you need to get started.  There’s tremendous satisfaction in making something with your own hands and taking it away to use.”

Tools, materials and refreshments will be provided and lunch on Sunday will cooked over a camp fire.  You can also spend the night in the woods with tents and sleeping bag and enjoy breakfast cooked in wood-fired clay oven.

Booking is essential.  Contact Karina Thornton on 01623 821459, email  The cost is £85, or £110 if you stay the night.

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