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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!

Lincolnshire South Federation WI's Make, Bake & Show exhibition

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".

Rundles/Epton 2016 Open Day

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.

Horncastle Flower Club

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.

Opening of Cherries by Hollyoaks Darren

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.

Boston Steam

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.

Boston Sinfonia 2016 at Boston Stump

Neil has photographed the special 20th Anniversary Concert held at St Botolph's Church on 11th June 2016.

Click here for the photos. 

Boston Sinfonia  2016 Frampton Church

To mark the 20th anniversary of Boston Sinfonia, Neil has photographed the recent performance at Frampton Church. To view the photographs view here.

Boston Speedway Reunion 2016

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.

Richard's 2016 Calendar Launch

Click here to see Neil's photos from the calendar launch. Please donate £5 to the fund to buy a calendar.

 

Long Eaton Fairground Model Show 2015

Once again Neil was asked to photograph models at the show. Click here to see the album.

Rundles New Gallopers

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.

Great Dorset Steam Fair WW1 Experience

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! 

Burton Corner WI celebrate in style

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.

Rapunzel by BOS Musical Theatre Group, Blackfriars Theatre

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.

Scrooge - Skegness Musical Theatre Company

Click here to see Neil's photos of the March production of Scrooge dress rehearsal.

Make Believe - Theatre Performance Design Exhibition

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.

Kings Lynn Pirates of Penzance

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

The Boston Great War Commemoration Society Exhibition

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.

Playgoers Trivial Pursuits at Blackfriars Boston

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.

Cinderella pantomime at the Little Theatre, Leicester 2013

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. 

Restoration of Traction Engine "Foremost"

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.

Steam Returns to Boston

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.

Holy Trinity Church Covenanter Reunion

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. 

Cast of BOS Anything Goes sail the Boston Belle

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.

The King and I at Skegness

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.

Heckington Panto "Jack and the Beanstalk"

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.

Rundles New Gallopers completed .

See photos here