Thursday, 6 December 2012

Approved for Demolition .... filmed by Ronnie Wood and Tim Churchill edited by Graham Eastonl from Ron Wood on Vimeo.
Approved for Demolition
Footage shot during the partial demolition of St.Georges Works Lancaster.  Built in 1855 the site is being cleared for re-development. Due to the proximity of the main West Coast Railway line the last section had to be demolished at night.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Ronnies Funny Moments

Clip and out-takes from two of the films I have appeared in I hope you enjoy them

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

The Olympic Torch reaches Lancaster 
 The Olympic Torch reaches Lancaster UK. Despite heavy rain and strong winds the runners kept going. Just look at the smile on the face of the runner. Filmed as the torch left Dalton Square heading towards Scotforth and the Pointer Roundabout

Monday, 9 April 2012

The Man who wasn't there

The latest club film from Morecambe Bay Movie Makers about a new way of transmitting images and solids

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Opening of the Lune Millennium Bridge Lancaster UK

Stills taken from the new Film showing the construction and opening of the Millennium Bridge at Lancaster 2000 - 2001
Filmed by members of Morecambe Bay Movie Makers and edited by Ron Wood

Saturday, 31 December 2011

It's A Mugs Game

A short film showing the throwing, assembly, painting and firing of two very special mugs.

This was filmed at lancaster Pottery with the kind co-operation of Alvin F. Irving the proprietor

See if you can guess what is special about the mugs whilst being made

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Monday, 10 October 2011

The 100 miler

I Filmed Councillor John Barry (Green Party) Castle Ward Lancaster,
He cycled 101 Miles in pouring rain 19 times round his constituency
To raise over £500-00 for the Marsh Community Centre on Sat 17th Sept 2011

The Fellsman

I went to Lancaster Castle Station on Wednesday 14th September 2011.
To film the last Fellsman excursion of the year called the Lakelander. to
Carlisle via the Settle to Carlisle Line.
The engine was LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 no 45231 The Sherwood Forester

No history of British steam locomotives would be complete without a look at the ubiquitous ‘Black Five’. The ‘Black 5’ locomotive was built to a design by William Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London Midland Scottish Railway (LMSR). Stanier had joined the LMSR from the Great Western Railway in 1932. One of his first tasks on joining the LMSR was the design of a much needed ‘general purpose’ locomotive. The resulting Class 5 engine had a 4-6-0 wheel arrangement.

Along with mainline classmate no. 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier, it is remarkable to find examples of the ‘Black 5’ in regular use on Britain’s railway network, nearly forty years after the end of BR Steam. However, given their place in the history of British steam locomotives, it is wholly appropriate to still find preserved examples of the ‘Black 5’ at work on Britain’s mainline railways.
For more information on this Locomotive and others click here

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Ronnie French at the Stonewell Tavern Lancaster

This is a short section of a session played by Ronnie French, Bill Parkinson, Alan Kenmure and Ray Briggs at the Stonewell Tavern in Lancaster.

Christmas at Barton Grange

Filmed at Barton Grange near Preston Lancashire

Thursday, 24 June 2010

60163 "Tornado" speeds through Lancaster Castle Station

60163 "Tornado" speeds through Lancaster Castle Station
This Locomotive was built at Darlington and was a new build not a re-build.

The following has been copied from the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust

Our mission: "To build and operate a Peppercorn class A1

Pacific steam locomotive for main line and preserved railway use."

The last of the renowned Peppercorn 'A1' steam locomotives was scrapped in 1966, but now a brand new 'A1', No. 60163 Tornado, has been brought to life.

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust - a registered charity - has built a completely new 'A1' to the original design and with the help of the latest technology. Fitted with additional water capacity and the latest railway safety electronics, Tornado is fully equipped for today’s main line railway.

Supporters around Tornado at Annual Convention 2003

Supporters around Tornado at Annual Convention 2003

We have hundreds of supporters and the backing of the best of British business – including William Cook Cast Products, Rolls-Royce, Corus and BAe Systems - helping to raise the £3m needed to complete Tornado.

Tornado made its first public moves in steam in August 2008. However, for the locomotive to have an assured future on the main line we need your help – and you can still come on board for the price of a pint!

That was our concept when we launched the project to build Tornado in 1990. Supporters could covenant (donate) just the monthly equivalent of the price of a pint of beer per week (then £1.25 a pint in the North East!). Much of the locomotive has been funded by this means.

Although Deeds of Covenant have now been replaced by Gift Aid, the Trust is still able to claim back from the Inland Revenue the income/capital gains tax that you have paid on your donations. For every £10.00 that you donate, the Trust could claim an additional £2.82, making your contribution worth £12.82. By becoming a regular donor you can play your part in making history.

It’s that simple – the more regular donations we receive, the quicker Tornado can pay off its debts and the more assured its working future will be.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

The visit of Princess Alexandra To Lancaster by Ron Wood

This film was recorded and edited by Ron Wood

I heard about the Visit of the Princess two days before the event so went to video it for the Morecambe Bay Movie Makers 40th Anniversary Newsreel we are making for this year 2009. There was so much interest in my record of her visit that the Cancer Research Shop asked me for copies for the Mayor & Mayoress, Chief Executive of Lancaster City Council and the Ladies and Gentlemen who work as volunteers in the shop. This made my efforts feel appreciated and worthwhile

Edwardian Market by Ron Wood

This film was recorded and edited by Ron Wood

I Made this short Movie On Saturday 26th September 2009.
Using a Canon HV20 E with an additional Microphone DM-50 on the Shotgun
setting. I used sound from a barrel organ playing on Horseshoe corner and
overlayed it with several various pieces of the film which thought uplifted
the my record of the Day,
Hope you enjoy it
Ron .

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Here I go again

I last made a Rocking Horse back in 2001, but I had the wood cut out to
make 4 more. So I have started to work on them again. Begining with
turning 8 Legs for the rocking horse stands and I videod my efforts.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Ron's chick chick chick chick Chicken Run

I made this video to enter a competition called My Hobby but decided to edit it more to enter the 3min 30 seconds
competition and it came second to the Silver Ring for Tiggy, so it was my lucky night.
Camera again was the Canon HV20.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

The Polo Tower - Morecambe

This video was made for the Local Blind Welfare Society but this footage
was not shown on the finished production.
I made this one because the Polo Tower Is now not in operation there is
no fairground.the Cyclone long gone, so it is all history, therefore Archive
Camera was a Panasonic PD 800 S.VHS.
Edited on Premier Pro CS3

A Silver Ring for Tiggy

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Going for Silver

The sequel to my earlier film "Brassed - Off" (see earlier item below) but this time we are using silver to produce a ring

My Greenhouse

How I prepared my greenhouse ready to grow tomato plants and the effect the weather had not only on the plants but my hair. There is also a tip at the end as to how you can get tomatoes to ripen although it may not work for everyone

Friday, 6 February 2009

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Brassed Off

I made this short video, of an idea of mine to make myself a GOLD RING out of a collection of gold trinkets, rings, earrings and a bracelet etc. Before using the valuables,I decided to practice on different metals,so I hope you like my efforts.

Friday, 14 September 2007

From out of the Ashes

I made this film as a tribute to my sons Bruce and Nigel who took the stills of the market fire in 1984

Sunday, 2 September 2007

The Crown

This is Part of the Crown Jewels I made for the Video Club.

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Video Diary

Hi Folks
This is how I felt one night,when I went in the garage to do a job on the lathe.
but decided to do what they do on TV and get my thoughts on camera.