Welcome to the website of Neil Watson - Lincolnshire based photographer and digital restoration expert!
To learn more about Neil and his work, visit the About Neil page.
To discover what services Neil could offer for you, visit the Services page.
To see Neil's current photographic work, visit the Photo Galleries shown above. They have been divided into General subjects, Theatre and Fairground & Steam.
To view samples of Neil's historical restoration work, visit the Restoration Gallery page.
Finally, if you want to contact Neil directly about ordering any of the photos on this site or about possibly using his services, please visit the Contact Neil page.
Neil hopes you enjoy your visit to his website!
Neil was invited to judge the photography section of the Make and Bake exhibition, and while there took some quick photographs of some of the lovely creative items on display. Click here to see the photos. The theme was "Winter Wonderland".
What a brilliant time at the Annual Open Day. We had a special display featuring the Savage Fairground Engineers from Kings Lynn, and some wonderful exhibits turned up. From rare drawings, patent plates, organ engines, peep show engines and a delightful model of a Galloper engine, believed to have been built by Savage apprentices. Click here for a select of photos from the day.
We were invited to give our presentation on Pantomimes to Horncastle Flower Club for their annual meal, and what a wonderful day it was. Many produced flower arrangements to support the Pantomime theme, and the food was amazing. No time to take proper photos, but here is a selection of snapshots.
Neil was invited to take the photographs of the surprise visit by Hollyoaks star Ashley Taylor Dawson.
Actor Ashley Taylor Dawson , Darren in Hollyoaks and past Strictly
Come Dancing contestant, came to Coningsby recently to open the new
Wedding Room at Cherries Hair and Beauty Salon.
He met staff and customers, and saw the new room and new treatments
which include 3D Lipo, which is a non invasive alternative to Lipo
suction, which is now offered by the Salon. Click here to see the photos.
Neil managed to catch locomotive Scots Guardsman passing through Boston on its return journey from Skegness to Derby on 25th September. Click here to see the photos. Prints available.
Neil has photographed the special 20th Anniversary Concert held at St Botolph's Church on 11th June 2016.
Click here for the photos.
To mark the 20th anniversary of Boston Sinfonia, Neil has photographed the recent performance at Frampton Church. To view the photographs view here.
Many Boston Speedway riders from the last 40 years met together for a very special reunion. Neil Photographed the event and a sample of the photos can be seen here. There are over 100 more photos on the photo disc, all printable and in high definition and available from Neil. Also a DVD, including exclusive interviews with the riders is available as a souvenir of this unique event. Contact Neil for details.
Click here to see Neil's photos from the calendar launch. Please donate £5 to the fund to buy a calendar.
Once again Neil was asked to photograph models at the show. Click here to see the album.
Boston Engineers Rundles have just completed a new set of 3 abreast Gallopers. Neil was able to photograph the ride on it's final day of testing before being dismantled and delivered to Edinburgh in November for the Christmas season. Click here for the photos.
Just returned from 2 days at the Great Dorset Steam Fair, where for us the highlight was the WW1 Experience.
What a brilliant display, with so much to see and the enactment groups giving explanations to make it all so real. Here are my photos - click here. The farmer has agreed to keep the trenches on his land for the 4 years of the commemorations, so book your visit for next year!
To celebrate the W.I. Centenary, Boston Burton Corner organised a cheese and wine evening with entertainment by the Ukulele Orchestra from Spalding. To see Neil's photographs of this excellent evening click here.
BOS tackle a musical fairy tale written by Kei Bailey in the style of traditional Pantomime.
Sample photos of the dress rehearsal can be seen here. Photo CD and DVD available to order.
Click here to see Neil's photos of the March production of Scrooge dress rehearsal.
This exhibition takes place every 4 years and displays the work of leading designers found in the diversity of performance design today. Neil's son James was selected as one of the 150 exhibitors. For Neil's photos of the exhibition click here.
Click here to view a small selection of the photos from dress rehearsals. Over 300 photos available on CD along with a DVD of the show.j
Neil was invited to join this Society as Photographer and Document restorer and to produce display and publicity artwork. Although organised by only a small group of volunteers, the exhibition was a huge success. Now with future Heritage Lottery support, it has turned into a 4 year project, documenting Boston people's involvement in WW1. For photos of the exhibition click here.
Here are a few dress rehearsal photos from the latest Playgoers production. Come along and support a great show. Click here for a few photos. Disc available of all photos for just £6.
Here is a traditional family pantomime - Song and dance, plenty of laughs and audience participation, sparkling scenery and costumes. 24 sell out shows. This is how to do pantomime! Here are a selection of photos from the dress rehearsal - strongly featuring the step sisters because Claudia is played by our son Mark! Click here to see Neil's photos.
Using old photographs from the Rundle collection, Neil enhanced and revealed the original artwork for this engine, which has been faithfully reproduced on this magnificent restoration project. Click here to see Neil's photos of the finished engine at the Lincolnshire Steam Rally.
On Saturday 13th July "Oliver Cromwell" steamed through Boston on it's Jolly Fisherman Kings Cross to Skegness excursion. Click here to see Neil's photos as it passed through Boston.
Nearly 100 people from all parts of the country met together to celebrate the youth work of Boston's Holy Trinity Church Covenanters in the 1950's and 1960's. Click here to see Neil's photos from the day.
As a preview to the BOS Musical Group production of Anything Goes, some of the cast take a trip on the Boston Belle.
View here for Neil's photos.
Skegness Musical Theatre Company presented The King and I at the Embassy Theatre March 14th-16th.
Katy Meadows and Trevor Fenton were well paired as Anna and the King. A wonderful, colourful, professional production, full of fun. To see a selection of Neil's photos click here.
Click here to see a sample of photos taken at this years Heckington Players Pantomime "Jack and the Beanstalk" written by Kei Bailey. A CD containing nearly 500 photographs of Cast, Dress Rehearsals and shows is now available to order, along with a DVD of the Show.
See photos here