Sunderland, South Tyneside and Northumberland landmarks feature in new colouring book

A new colouring book featuring famous landmarks is helping people beat boredom from any isolation triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Josh Bewick with his new colouring book of North-East landmarks.
Josh Bewick with his new colouring book of North-East landmarks.

Josh Bewick’s initial run of 50 copies of his North East Colouring Book was purchased within an hour of going on sale.

A second batch of 100 books is now also close to selling out with a third order soon to arrive.

Cherished landmarks from Wearside, South Tyneside and Northumberland all feature in the Sunderland amateur photographer’s publication.

Penshaw Monument is one of the landmarks featured in the new colouring book.

Twenty colour pictures of the likes of Penshaw Monument, Soutar Lighthouse and Lindisfarne Castle – which features on the cover – appear as inspiration opposite inverted copies of each image.

Josh, a support worker for vulnerable adults, said: “I take pictures of a lot of these landmarks in my spare time and pass some of them everyday and thought a colouring book might be a good idea.

“Particularly now, with what is happening, it might help people who are bored or in self isolation.

“Last week, when copies arrived, the first 50 were sold in an hour and I had to quickly order more.”

Whitburn Windmill also features in the new colouring book.

Josh, who lives in Red House and is a former Monkwearmouth Academy pupil, only took up photography as a hobby around three years ago and has already had calendars published featuring pictures of Sunderland.

He is also planning separate 2021 calendars covering the city and the North East.

Copies of his colouring book, which is published by the Calendar Company and costs £5, are available from Sunderland’s Southwick and Fulwell post offices or via his Josh Bewick Photography Facebook page.

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