Maidenhead Advertiser

Joy, sadness and a superstar – Snapper’s top photos of 2021

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The Advertiser’s staff photograph­er, Ian Longthorne, has reflected on another busy year of snapping and chosen some of his top photos of the year.

He said: “2021 – the year we learnt to live with COVID. Mask wearing and social distancing was still in place.

“Ladies’ day at Royal Ascot was still a great occasion, where the party atmosphere was summed up with one mask – ‘Only remove for Champagne’.

“Other highlights included the homecoming of Tom Dean, the double gold medal-winning Olympian, and the Maidenhead Christmas lights switch-on event at the town hall.

“A surprise took place at Maidenhead United Football Club with the guest appearance of film star and Wrexham AFC co-owner, Ryan Reynolds.

“Another surprise was when a train passenger took the chance to question MP Theresa May at the unveiling of the new station forecourt.

“The sad news of the passing of Prince Philip made Windsor a focal point for mourners and the funeral within Windsor Castle was a privilege to photograph.”

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Tom Dean’s homecoming after his Olympic success in Tokyo. Ref:134097-22
Pictures by: Ian Longthorne Tom Dean’s homecoming after his Olympic success in Tokyo. Ref:134097-22
 ?? ?? Ryan Reynolds looking non-plussed as he watched AFC Wrexham play at Maidenhead United’s York Road. Wrexham lost the game 3-2. Ref:134097-17
Ryan Reynolds looking non-plussed as he watched AFC Wrexham play at Maidenhead United’s York Road. Wrexham lost the game 3-2. Ref:134097-17
 ?? ?? A passenger stopped to speak to Theresa May at the opening of the new Maidenhead Station forecourt.
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A passenger stopped to speak to Theresa May at the opening of the new Maidenhead Station forecourt. Ref:134097-15
 ?? ?? Protesters took to the streets of Maidenhead to show solidarity with the people of Palestine in May. Ref:134097-20
Protesters took to the streets of Maidenhead to show solidarity with the people of Palestine in May. Ref:134097-20
 ?? ?? The Maidenhead Christmas lights switch-on event.
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The Maidenhead Christmas lights switch-on event. Ref:134097-19
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 ?? ?? Crocheted poppies were placed on the railings to Higginson Park and All Saints Church in Marlow to mark Remembranc­e. Ref:134097-16
Crocheted poppies were placed on the railings to Higginson Park and All Saints Church in Marlow to mark Remembranc­e. Ref:134097-16
 ?? ?? The Queen's Swan Marker, David Barber, at the return of Swan Upping in the summer. Ref:134097-13
The Queen's Swan Marker, David Barber, at the return of Swan Upping in the summer. Ref:134097-13
 ?? ?? A Remembranc­e service at the war memorial outside Maidenhead Town Hall. Ref:134097-18
A Remembranc­e service at the war memorial outside Maidenhead Town Hall. Ref:134097-18
 ?? ?? A mask-wearing attendee at Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot. Ref:134097-1
A mask-wearing attendee at Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot. Ref:134097-1
 ?? ?? The Duke of Edinburgh’s
funeral. Ref:134097-5
The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral. Ref:134097-5

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