Sidmouth seafront stood still for special snap
SEAFRONT residents and visitors got a surprise early last Thursday morning when more than 70 tradespeople and a fleet of 51 vehicles brought The Esplanade to a standstill.
And this special snap - organised to mark the 125th anniversary of one of the Sidmouth’s biggest employers- was the result.
Skinner Construction bosses asked photographer Iain Burns to help celebrate the landmark by taking a group shot with a difference.
The bid saw scores of Skinner employees- and vehicles- gather at The Ham at 7.30am last Thursday.
“When I saw those vans in the car park I realised we’re a flipping big firm!” said Skinner chairman Colin Mayor, 79, who bought the business in 1961.
You may also want to watch:
Glen Road resident Iain then had the task of organising a challenging photo.
“It was quite a quick operation,” he said. “Within 45 minutes I had every single one in place.
- 1 We're open again! Town's traders welcome back shoppers
- 2 Around the sitting room in 80 days with the amazing Diana, 98
- 3 Stableford jewel for Sidmouth member
- 4 Escot springs out of lockdown and they're wild about opening again
- 5 Debut in the Dartmoor League
- 6 Claire leaves political spotlight
- 7 Veterans called to muster in tribute to Prince Philip
- 8 Hayman's Butchers 'had been my life' - Stewart Hayman
- 9 It's our time to share our fortune and 'do our bit' as we start to re-open
- 10 Town is spruced up as excitement is in the air for future
“Hotel residents were stood looking out the window in their dressing gowns.”
Iain even got pal Guy Bennett to pose as a mock traffic warden to surprise the fleet of parked vehicles.
l Skinner celebrates 125 years. Turn to page 17.