I was contacted by a young couple whom I photographed last year at the Saddleworth 1940s event, asking if I would be interested in doing a shoot with them. Definitely would! Last weekend they were away at the Normandy D-Day Commemoration event, so we planned the shoot for this week in between me shooting birds and dragonflies.
“We’ll pick you up” they said…and I just after lunch time today, I was invited to take a seat in the front of a 1942 Willys Jeep…no roof, no door and definitely no seatbelts. Fully and recently restored, it looked fantastic. A few minutes later we were trundling through Saddleworth on route for the oldest Saddleworth village, Dobcross. Hayden niftily reversed the Jeep onto the cobbles in the village centre (pity about the bright yellow no parking signs ready for the band contests, but we’ll work around them.)
After bemusing the local residents, we set off for a lonely little hamlet called Bleak Hey Nook, parked up by a reservoir and shot some more photos. I think we all had a good time and I have processed 120 photos to them. Here are just a few: