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Shire Cruisers Photographic Competition 2018


Waiting for the spring by James Laws

Some great pictures in 2018, from customers old and new. Here is the winner (who receives £50) and other highly commended entries.
Enter the 2019 competition - and maybe win £50! Can you do us a front cover for the brochure (landscape format)?
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About the judge
James Laws is a professional lighting designer, based in Suffolk. He specialises in landscape and performance photography. He has known Shire Cruisers for many years, as he is the elder brother of Susan Stevens. One of his pictures is two on the right.

James says:
"A good range of pictures, nicely composed. Well done all."

The winner is:

Best picture

Penny Allen


A horse and a dog frame this shot of Norfolk on quiet moorings on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.



Highly commended

Lob Mill Lock 16

Lob Mill Lock 16, Rochdale Canal

Andrew Ball took this classic picture - see slightly different version on the front cover of our brochure.

Charlestown, Hebden Bridge

Charlestown, Hebden Bridge

Ailsa Gibson brought Jasper for his first boating holiday.

Archie the dog

Archie the boat dog

Jeanette Wight brought Archie (and Bertie, not shown) on Somerset.

Crowther Bridge

Crowther Bridge

Margaret Friend got this shot of the new bridge, replacing one swept away in the 2015 Boxing Day Flood.

Colliers Arms

The Colliers Arms, Calder & Hebble Navigation

Another picture from Margaret Friend.

Copley Viaduct

Copley Viaduct, Calder & Hebble Navigation

Trisha Duckworth's view of a fine viaduct by Stephenson.


To enter our 2019 competition...

Come on holiday with us, take your pictures, and send them in. You can also submit a blog.