Roger Whitehead's photos


  • Early and late post

    Lyndhurst, Hampshire.

  • Flatterer

    Aveling-Barford "Invicta" road roller at the entrance to the Scottish Industrial Railway Centre, Dunaskin Heritage Centre, Dalmellington, Ayrshire. Former brickworks and iron foundry to the left. I like the fact that the site has not been prettified but…

  • Rides

    National Coal Board Ayrshire Area No 10. Steam loco, built at Kilmarnock in 1947 by Andrew Barclay & Sons. Visitors to the museum can take a short ride in the attached brake van. This was built on the chassis of an original London, Midland and Scottish Ra…


  • Coltsfoot

    Tussilago farfara at the base of an abandoned industrial boiler. The plant was formerly used as the main ingredient of cough cures, hence the generic name. (Tussis is the Latin for cough.) Its common name comes from the shape of the leaves, which appear l…

  • That sinking feeling

    One of the 100 cast-iron statues of himself that make up Antony Gormley's 1997 installation, Another Place. Crosby Beach, Merseyside. Details here and on Wikipedia. More Gormley here and here.

  • Rush hour

    Orlando airport, Florida, USA.


  • Tracery

    Roof trusses in grandstand. Cheltenham racecourse, Gloucestershire.

  • Bogwatch

    Perve in comfort. Cheltenham racecourse, Gloucestershire.

  • Font cover

    In the mediæval church of St John the Baptist, Lound, Suffolk. The interior was redesigned by Sir Ninian Comper in 1912-1914 and is notable for the gilded wood cover for the 15th-century font. Also remarkable are the ornate rood screen, at far right, and…


  • Mr Sax

    Museum devoted to Adolphe Sax (1814-1894), inventor of the saxophone, among other instruments. The bronze statue is by Jean-Marie Mathot and was installed in 2002. Dinant, Namur, Belgium.

  • Railway gun

    200 tons of mobile menace. It's a 1918 rail-mounted howitzer that fired 18-inch shells (but never in anger). These could travel about 21 kilometres or 13 miles, roughly from Marble Arch to Watford. Fort Nelson. Portsdown, Portsmouth, Hants.

  • Fromagerie

    Artist and real title unknown. The Sculpture Park, Churt, near Farnham, Surrey. See this article.


  • Crystalline structures

    Crystal Palace television tower framed by a remnant of the prefabricated cast-iron frames that formed the shell of the old Crystal Palace itself. Crystal Palace Park, London SE19.

  • Cow & church

    Edam, North Holland, The Netherlands. Grote Kerk (Sint Nicolaaskerk) on the right.

  • Portpatrick harbour

    The southern end. Portpatrick, Rhins of Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway. Most of the harbour was built between 1820 and 1836 to the designs of Sir John Rennie. In those days, Portpatrick was a major ferry port, carrying mail and people to Ireland, just 2…


  • Puzzling

    Wagonette occupant works it out. Camping Zeeburg, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • Cod and chips once

    Whitstable, Kent.

  • Railings

    Part of the verandah of Royal Victoria Pavilion, Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, Kent. Built 1903 to the design of Stanley Adshead and containing a concert hall and assembly rooms. Listed Grade II in 1974. Active until 2008, whereafter it fell into neglect. Th…


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