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Skinny Bird

Skinny Bird | Poetry

John Williams, Colne I was watching telly the other day We’re going over to the Savoy For a fashion show by some French guy I thought I’ll watch...
Boyhood Days

Boyhood Days | Poetry

Alan Whittaker, formerly Darwen Tears we have shed, for the years that have fled But the memories linger still. Three boys who wandered far and wide O’er moorland,...
I Want to go Home

I Want to go Home | Poetry

Read Tricia’s web blog at patricia1957.wordpress.com where she shares her thougts, feelings and real life. Patricia Rogers, Whitby I want to go home and find the past...

The essential guide to Wimbledon 2015

Fun facts and trivia relating to this year’s championship With Wimbledon 2015 just around the corner fans are getting ready to enjoy another fascinating fortnight...
Helen Barnfield Ketchen

The Girl from the Vicarage

Helen Barnfield Ketchen, nee Edmondson, was the daughter of an inspirational Anglican vicar who served at Hawkshaw, near Bury, from 1918 to 1923, at...
The Big One

READERS’ STORIES: The Big One

by Sheila Hall. I moved into my new house in Lytham (actually it was a very old one) the year after my divorce. There was...
man and dog

READERS’ STORIES: A Man, a Dog and a Waterfall

By K Halstead Our walking party had settled for a snack at Goredale when a man with a collie dog passed, to stand at the...
Scented Falls

Scented Falls | Poetry

Irene Nutter, Burnley Somewhere beneath the cave that calls So deep below those scented falls, Hide a murmur of secrets as yet untold, In distant time, a treasure...
paralysed vocal chord

Living with a paralysed vocal chord

by Sarah Hartley, Harrogate I have had an unusual voice condition for two years, making my life very different and also very difficult. I have a...
Miners' strike

The Striker’s Wife | Miners’ Strike

Thirty years ago, the Miners’ Strike of 1984/5 came to an end after a whole year, leaving a bitter legacy. It was a year...

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