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Tom Tapping

Tom Tapping




Seven Dials Rapscallions at the Tall ships fest...

Published June 8th, 2013

Seven Dials Rapscallions are a Victorian era re-enactment group that have appeared at Gloucester Tall Ships Festival 2011 and the Victorian Market 2010, 2011 & 2012.

The Seven Dials Rapscallions are a firm favourite with the public at Gloucester events. They dress in authentic Victorian dress, (mostly made by themselves) and portray a wide range of characters, young and no so young, some elegant others the waifs and strays of Victorian Society.

Wherever they are, either as a group or as individuals at any event that I have seen them they are normally totally immersed in the the character of the clothing they are wearing.

At the Gloucester Tall Ships Festival 2013, I set myself a project to take as many candid portraits as I could of the group members, across the 3 days of the festival.

Minimal post processing of the images with Lightroom and with the two sepia tone images, additional processing in Pixlr Express to add texture overlays and border.

I am very happy with how this series ...

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Gloucester Victorian Christmas Market 2012 (Wor...

Published December 7th, 2012

Finally, after several days of persistent rain, the skies cleared on Sunday 25th November and the crowds came out to the Gloucester Victorian Christmas Market at the Quays.

Well over 100 stalls attended, many stallholders in traditional costume, a traditional carousel, live period music and members of the Seven Dials Rapscallions ( dressed in authentic Victorian costume made this the biggest and best Victorian Market hosted at the Quays, Gloucester.

This album documents some of the day.

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Lock 200 Celebrations: Gloucester Docks

Published September 9th, 2012

Gloucester Docks have been hosting the Lock 200 Celebration. 200 years ago marked the opening of the lock at Gloucester Docks Main Basin, allowing vessels carrying cargo upriver from Gloucester and down river from the Midland access into the growing Port of Gloucester and its international trade routes.

Over the weekend the Main Basin filled with various craft, decked out in celebration bunting, most of the boat owners dressed in period costumes to get into the mood. Saturday afternoon the Mayor of Gloucester arrived on the "Hereford Bull" to unveil a commemorative plaque, greeted by a volley salute from a group of musketeers in traditional costume. This is the day in snapshot.

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