Escaped from spending a whole day in front of the Royal Wedding on Saturday by spending a few hours at Beamish museum, catching up on the areas we missed out on our last visit.

The farm is laid out as 1940s era, so each farm cottage would be occupied by a couple of land girls, for which sepia toning seemed to fit the bill

and, in one of the farm buildings, a blacksmith,  apparently making a hook of some sort, with his gloomy workshop challenging the capabilities of the camera

At Pockerley, we took a ride on Puffing Billy, a replica of the world’s oldest surviving steam loco of 1813, rendered in mono to reflect the steely look from the driver

Finally, Pockerley Manor, where the maid is making gingerbread, represents the Georgian period, and hence a painterly look to the image