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Wednesday, 3 January 2018


Side gate with uneven path

Double gateway

Someone else can care for all that grass!

Wondering what new owners or developers will do?

Photo designed to make rooms appear larger.

Time for a clear out.

1932 bungalow part of linear suburban development. 

One family owned the property until 2018. Four sons raised there, each went their separate ways.

One moved to South Africa
Eldest now lives in the S.E. having moved nearer to grandchildren.
Another was in the police force and died in the 20th century.
Finally, the youngest brother, the one that could not bear to part with this dwelling...has had decision-making taken out of his hands.
Eldest brother, probably egged on by domineering wife, sent nephew up north to get rid of the place.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Down memory lane

Social media has a group
Clitheroe Past and Present
there folk share old pix and many a reminiscence.

Getting nearer to year's end seems a good enough time for musings and borrowings.

When folks' lives stem from places rich in history, some areas are more conspicuous than others.

Take an old Norman Keep and its surroundings then delve into the past as it resonates into the future. 

Formerly part of Lord Montague's estates the Keep and its surroundings were purchased for posterity as the town's War Memorial soon after World War I. 

Typically in that area much of the funding was collected door to door from local inhabitants and topped up by donations from local worthies.

Some 50+ year's later the town decided on a swimming baths.

Once again local folk went door to door making collections in their part of town. Each area had their local collector who arrived weekly and each household dibbed in what they could. 
Then the swimming baths were built and are still there to this day. Previously, we swam in the river and some still swim in the river today.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Cultural appropriation or not...

Yesterday saw the appointment of the bookseller Waterstones 10th 'children's laureate'. Good publicity for them and monies for the person selected.

Earlier on BBC Breakfast interviewed the winner, followed later by a more well-known 
author Anthony Horowitz.

Since studying Worlds of English, I've done l lot more transcribing especially anything that interests me about English Language and Literature.

There were some unintentional errors, or I'd like to think the winner was not that ignorant.

She said, "Children need to remember they are real people".

Next she opined
"We are all born literate".
"Children can read expressions from the minute they are born".

Tell that to the educationalists, and the scientists if you dare.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Love Manchester

Excerpt from
Longfella aka Tony Walsh