Paparazzo For a Day – My brush with fame

Down Your Way magazine – Published December 2013 In the summer of 1991 I took a flexi day off work, stuffed my passport and camera into the rucksack, and set off for Yorkshire.  The intention was to climb Simon’s Seat high above the River Wharfe near Bolton Abbey but as I approached the Priory’s Church I…

Peace by Peace

 Josefina Alys Hermes de Vasconcellos MBE 26 October 1904 – 20 July 2005  Maggie B Dickinson  Cumbria Magazine October 2017  For a sculptor of worldwide acclaim, whose amazing legacy of artistic endeavour also graces Cumbria, Josefina Alys Hermes de Vasconcellos deserves to be better remembered. Tall and slightly-built, she was an attractive woman with green…