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Images from the air

Steve Stamford | New Forth road bridge

New Forth road bridge

Taken from 400ft up and part way out into the river this is the spectacular new Forth Road Bridge captured in the evening sun by drone. This image taken from my drone - I am CAA licensed for commercial operation, copy of PfCO certificate available on request.
Steve Stamford | St Michaels Mount aerial

St Michaels Mount aerial

St Michaels Mount is a famous small island off Cornwall that has a castle and several small private houses on it. At low tide it is possible to walk or drive over to the island, but at every high tide you can go by boat or use the amphiboat service. Today it was a sky of two halves as one half of the island was brightly lit whilst the other remained in shadow. This image taken from my drone - I am CAA licensed for commercial operation, copy of PfCO certificate available on request.
Steve Stamford | Menai bridge 1

Menai bridge 1

The Menai Suspension Bridge links the Welsh mainland and Anglesey crossing the Menai Straits. Designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1826 it remains to this day one of only two such links. This image taken from my drone - I am CAA licensed for commercial operation, copy of PfCO certificate available on request.
Steve Stamford | Pilots Cottages

Pilots Cottages

Pilots cottages are on the island of Llanddwyn, itself off of Anglesey on the Welsh coast. The island is a beautiful place and home to many nesting birds. Llanddwyn is also popular with local pleasure boaters as the island has some very good off shore moorings. Image taken from my drone - I am CAA licensed for commercial use, copy of PfCO available on request
Steve Stamford | Low Lighthouse 2

Low Lighthouse 2

This is Low Lighthouse at Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, UK. Standing on 9 piles, mainly wood but with some metal reinforcements it stands all of 11m (36ft) with the light being at 7m (23ft). It is there to warn seafarers of the dangers of the constantly shifting sands. I am CAA licensed for commercial drone operation.
Steve Stamford | Furness Abbey 2

Furness Abbey 2

urness Abbey - also known as St Mary of Furness was once the second most powerful and of course wealthy in the country (Fountains being the first). It was destroyed on the orders of Henry VIII in 1537 during the reformation. I am a CAA licensed drone operator - details can be verified on the CAA website.
Steve Stamford | Furness Abbey 1

Furness Abbey 1

Furness Abbey - also known as St Mary of Furness was once the second most powerful and of course wealthy in the country (Fountains being the first). It was destroyed on the orders of Henry VIII in 1537 during the reformation. I am a CAA licensed drone operator - details can be verified on the CAA website.
Steve Stamford | Furness Abbey 3

Furness Abbey 3

urness Abbey - also known as St Mary of Furness was once the second most powerful and of course wealthy in the country (Fountains being the first). It was destroyed on the orders of Henry VIII in 1537 during the reformation. I am a CAA licensed drone operator - details can be verified on the CAA website.
Steve Stamford | Furness Abbey 4

Furness Abbey 4

Furness Abbey - also known as St Mary of Furness was once the second most powerful and of course wealthy in the country (Fountains being the first). It was destroyed on the orders of Henry VIII in 1537 during the reformation. I am a CAA licensed drone operator - details can be verified on the CAA website.
Steve Stamford | Piel Island

Piel Island

Piel island is approximately 50 acres and lies off the coast of Barrow in Furness. The castle is currently in the hands of English Heritage though not open to the public. There is a public house and the landlord has the official title of 'King of Piel'. It can be visited during the summer via a ferry or on very low tides - a walkway. I am a CAA licensed drone operator and this can be verified on the CAA web site.
Steve Stamford | Furness Abbey 5

Furness Abbey 5

Furness Abbey - also known as St Mary of Furness was once the second most powerful and of course wealthy in the country (Fountains being the first). It was destroyed on the orders of Henry VIII in 1537 during the reformation. I am a CAA licensed drone operator - details can be verified on the CAA website.
Steve Stamford | Menai bridge 2

Menai bridge 2

The Menai Suspension Bridge links the Welsh mainland and Anglesey crossing the Menai Straits. Designed by Thomas Telford and completed I 1826 it remains to this day one of only two such links. I hold a CAA Permit for Commercial Operation to fly and sell work from my drone.
Steve Stamford | Ferry Bridge aerial 2

Ferry Bridge aerial 2

Opened in 1889 and re-opened after a major refurbishment in 2016 Ferry Bridge was enormously important as it replaced a ferry - hence ferry bridge - that caused both delays and risks to workers travelling to and from Burton on Trent and adjacent Stapenhill. I hold a CAA Permit for Commercial Operation to fly and sell work from my drone.
Steve Stamford | Ferry Bridge aerial 1

Ferry Bridge aerial 1

Opened in 1889 and re-opened after a major refurbishment in 2016 Ferry Bridge was enormously important as it replaced a ferry - hence ferry bridge - that caused both delays and risks to workers travelling to and from Burton on Trent and adjacent Stapenhill. I hold a CAA Permit for Commercial Operation to fly and sell work from my drone.
Steve Stamford | Breedon church

Breedon church

Originally the site of a monastery back in the 7th century it became a priory around 1120 AD before being surrendered for dissolution in November 1539. The church we see here - St Mary and St Hardulph, also known as Breedon Priory and Holy Hill Monastery is now Grade 1 Listed. I am a CAA licensed drone pilot - copy of permit is available on my web site.
Steve Stamford | Etching Hill 2

Etching Hill 2

Etching Hill started as an independent village centuries ago and over time has been enveloped by the adjacent town of Rugeley. The 'hill' is sandstone leading to literally its entire surface being covered in scratched graffiti. I am a CAA licensed drone operator, copy of my permit is available on my web site.
Steve Stamford | Etching Hill 4

Etching Hill 4

Etching Hill started as an independent village centuries ago and over time has been enveloped by the adjacent town of Rugeley. The 'hill' is sandstone leading to literally its entire surface being covered in scratched graffiti. I am a CAA licensed drone operator, copy of my permit is available on my web site.
Steve Stamford | Etching Hill 3

Etching Hill 3

Etching Hill started as an independent village centuries ago and over time has been enveloped by the adjacent town of Rugeley. The 'hill' is sandstone leading to literally its entire surface being covered in scratched graffiti. I am a CAA licensed drone operator, copy of my permit is available on my web site.
Steve Stamford | Etching Hill 1

Etching Hill 1

Etching Hill started as an independent village centuries ago and over time has been enveloped by the adjacent town of Rugeley. The 'hill' is sandstone leading to literally its entire surface being covered in scratched graffiti. I am a CAA licensed drone operator, copy of my permit is available on my web site.
Steve Stamford | Roche Rock aerial 2

Roche Rock aerial 2

Roche Rock in Cornwall is a black granite outcrop some 20 metres high and was used as a hermitage for many and some time in the 15th century a more elaborate chapel was built. It is now frequented by locals as place to walk and climbers who ascend the steep sides. For the less intrepid there are two metal runged ladders built into the rock face that make it easier to reach the top and admire the views.
Steve Stamford | Wheal Peevor Stamps 1

Wheal Peevor Stamps 1

Wheal Peevor was a very successful mine in Cornwall and the site has now been turned into a visitor and educational site where its three engine houses remain visible from miles around. This is the Stamps Engine House - stamps were used to crush the rock in preparation for further processing.
Steve Stamford | Wheal Peevor Stamps 2

Wheal Peevor Stamps 2

Wheal Peevor was a very successful mine in Cornwall and the site has now been turned into a visitor and educational site where its three engine houses remain visible from miles around. This is the Stamps Engine House - stamps were used to crush the rock in preparation for further processing
Steve Stamford | Wheal Peevor Winding House 2

Wheal Peevor Winding House 2

Wheal Peevor was a very successful mine in Cornwall and the site has now been turned into a visitor and educational site where its three engine houses remain visible from miles around. This is the Winding Engine House - used to haul ore and waste from Sir Frederick's shaft.
Steve Stamford | Roche Rock aerial 1

Roche Rock aerial 1

Roche Rock in Cornwall is a black granite outcrop some 20 metres high and was used as a hermitage for many and some time in the 15th century a more elaborate chapel was built. It is now frequented by locals as place to walk and climbers who ascend the steep sides. For the less intrepid there are two metal runged ladders built into the rock face that make it easier to reach the top and admire the views.
Steve Stamford | Heage Windmill

Heage Windmill

Heage Windmill at Heage in Derbyshire is a beautifully and lovingly restored to working condition 6 sailed mill. Looked after by a small and dedicated team of volunteers it has recently undergone a £60,000 repair.
Steve Stamford | Stardisc Wirksworth

Stardisc Wirksworth

An 11 shot merge taken from some 50m above the Stardisc in Wirksworth, Derbyshire this shows not only the central disc which is made of dark granite with white granite depicting the stars but also the surrounding stones which mark sun rise and set times for the solstices and equinoxes. This image taken from my drone - I am CAA licensed for commercial operation, copy of PfCO certificate available on request.
Steve Stamford | Magpie Mine 2

Magpie Mine 2

Magpie Mine is a now abandoned (1950s) lead mine that is in the care of a dedicated team of folk who are preserving it and doing enough to keep it in preservation. No intentions of re-opening it, however you can visit the site on advertised open days. Located near Sheldon, Bakewell, Derbyshire. This image taken from my drone - I am CAA licensed for commercial operation, copy of PfCO certificate available on request.
Steve Stamford | Arbor Low stone circle

Arbor Low stone circle

Arbor Low is an ancient site comprising a bank and ditch as well as the remains of a stone circle of some 50 limestone slabs and a central stone cove. This image was taken from my drone with permissions from relevant landowners. I hold a CAA permit for commercial drone operation.
Steve Stamford | Wheal Peevor Winding House 1

Wheal Peevor Winding House 1

Wheal Peevor was a very successful mine in Cornwall and the site has now been turned into a visitor and educational site where its three engine houses remain visible from miles around. This is the Winding Engine House - used to haul ore and waste from Sir Frederick's shaft.