Bayford Oil uncovers photographic talent in calendar competition

31 October 2012

A calendar photo competition for local residents has revealed some stunning photography of North Yorkshire and has discovered a new talent in local amateur photographer, David Bradley, whose picture was chosen as the winning entry to appear in their annual calendar.

The competition, organised by local heating oil and fuel company Bayford Oil, saw David Bradley, from Upsall near Thirsk, beat off stiff competition from fellow photographers with his winning entry “Hambleton hills winter wonderland”, a delightful image depicting the road from Boltby to Kirby Knowle.



The competition was open to all local residents who were asked to take inspiration from the wildlife and natural environment surrounding their hometown. The winning image will be displayed in the company’s annual calendar which is being sold to raise money for the winner’s chosen local charity, Dementia Forward.

Dementia Forward covers the Ripon and Harrogate District and provides support for people diagnosed with dementia and also for their carers and families. The charity, which also runs a local helpline 01765 601224, relies heavily on support such as this from Bayford Oil.

David Bradley said:

Photography has always been one of my keen interests and so when I heard about the Bayford Oil competition, I was very eager to enter.

Thirsk has so many picturesque locations and wonderful spots to capture landscapes and wildlife in its own habitat. I am pleased that my picture is going to be used in the calendar, especially as funds raised through its sale will directly benefit Dementia Forward, a charity which is particularly close to my heart.


Barry Stoker, Regional Manager for Bayford Oil, said:

David Bradley’s photo was chosen because it’s an outstanding image which really represents the area and showcases the abundance of artistic inspiration in the area.

The photography competition is our way of reaching out to the local community, while giving something back and raising funds for Dementia Forward.

The calendars will be sold at Dementia Forward from mid-November. For further information please contact Dementia Forward at Community House, Ripon. Telephone: 01765 645904 or email:


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