The Paul Anthony Collection

Sunday, 1 March 2015

The February Collection

Derwentwater by Gillian Easterbrook
Welcome to the February Collection - a bag full of images from a retired police officers' group who enjoy photography. The February competition was sponsored by Paul Anthony Associates and won by Gillian Easterbook with the above photograph of Derwentwater, near Keswick, Cumbria. But the competition was fierce as you can see from a remarkable collection of snaps below.
Old Packhorse Bridge,Carrbridge near Aviemore by Mike Crozier
The Commando Monument, Spean Bridge by Paul Brown

Lioness - Botswana by Jules McFee
Pillar from Ennerdale by Paul Turner

Full Moon by George Nevins

Carlisle Airport by Adam Clembo Cleminson

Bowness by Steve Sharpe
Sparrowhawk by Jules McFee

On Hadrian's Wall, near Lanercost by Mile Crozier
Honister by Ray Gregory

Cathedral Cave, Little Langdale by Christine Nelson

Ice on the car by Anita Owen

Icicles in the Pond by Anita Owen

The River Leven, Dumbarton

Skiddaw from Braithwaite by Andy Brown

Sparrowhawk by Steve Sharpe

Earnslie Bay, Walney Island by Sue Bowman

Orton Scar by Bob Pallas
Sunset at Brampton by Paul Crabtree

Don't forget - Have you got these books yet? Coptales and Uncuffed? Proceeds towards our charity. And a new donation - Sunset, a collection of police poetry from the Sixties to the turn of the century.

Thursday, 26 February 2015


The Votadini Crest of the Family Name

Published by Paul Anthony Associates
March, 2015
Genre: Non Fiction: History / Reference / Social History

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A Global book for a Global family….
This is a true story which traces the Scougal family of names to the land of their origin. From the beginning of recorded history this book visits ‘Scougal’ in South East Scotland during the Iron Age before identifying the real roots of the family name. Via Mynddog the Wealthy, the Votadini tribe, the Roman occupation, the Anglo Saxon Invasion, the Old North of ‘Hen Ogledd’, Bernica, the Angles, the Norman Conquest, Magna Carta, and the wars of Scottish Independence the work dissects the history of our people. 


Warrior Headgear

To penetrate the Scougal heritage the Battles of Carham, Bannockburn and Flodden are examined. Along the way we examine the oldest Royal Charter in British history to find a Scottish King who ceded the lands of Scougal to our ancestors. Then, gradually, the book traces the migration of the Scougal family of names across the globe as the impact of Scougal in America, Alaska, Mexico, Canada, Australia, America, South Africa, and elsewhere is assessed. Finally, we raise individual Scougals from across the planet and visit timelines produced by the people who carry that name tag. From religious offices to military postings, and from land owners to Royal painters, this novel highlights those who carried the name and made history as well as those who shamed the name and regret it. We even touch upon the horros of ‘Hiroshima’. If you are interested in how the local fits into the global this is a history book for you as well as a book of true genealogy. If you are called ‘Scougal’ – it really is a ’Mustread’.
Brigante King

Edinburgh Castle

You will not find the future in this book. You will only find the past. You are the future….
… No one person makes a name, a family, or a family of names. Such an entity is made from a million little pieces that are brought together over time to frame and develop ‘someone’.  We are merely pieces in the jigsaw of life but when we are counted, sorted, itemised and individualised we can – as you have seen - really make a difference to the life and times in which we live. We can contribute, aspire, inspire, and make the world a better place in which to live.

The Badlands
South Dakota, USA

Holy Island, Lindisfarne

I know what you're thinking. The Scougals are from Scotland.... Wrong, my friend... But close...
No, our roots lie in another land, and in another place.

'Haec Ornant'

Monday, 9 February 2015

The January Collection

Blencathra by Paul Brown
Welcome to a random collection of images extracted from an amateur photograph competition for a group of retired police officers in Cumbria. The competition is as much about social interaction between retired individuals as it is about amateur photography. The above photograph was adjudged the worthy winner - Blencathra by Paul Brown.

But here is a random selection of great photos from the 'January' competition depicting and promoting our favourite county - Cumbria - with a few 'extras' thrown in.

Sprinkling Tarn
by John Forrester

The Cumbrian Fells above Ullswater
by Paul Crabtree

The Langdales
by Jo Fawcett
Hynam Bridge over the River Gelt, Castle Carrock
by Paul Crabtree

by Mark Yielder
by Steve Sharpe

by John Chester

Snow Patrol
by Adam Clembo Cleminson

Sea King at Barrow
by Phil Renney

Splash at High Force Waterfall, Middleton In Teesdale
by Gilian Eilbeck

 by Carol Jeffreys

Bramshill Staff College
by Jo Fawcett
Jo Fawcett

by Ray Gregory

Woodpecker Time
by Dave Hook

And our charity books Uncuffed, photogrpahed by Ian McCrone and Coptales by Margaret Scougal