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Dave Swanton

Bygone times

By Dave Swanton A good friend of mine moved to New Zealand seven years ago and is heading back to the UK in July (I...
Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow has been a much-loved fixture in most living rooms for years. It was Sunday’s staple diet for our family, along with a...
Parsonage 1903

At Home with the Brontës – The Brontë Story

The Brontë Parsonage in Haworth is a well known and well loved place for locals and visitors a-like. It is famous for being the...
Geoff Moss Summer

Gardener’s Diary, Geoff Moss

Well, you can imagine my delight when I was asked to write this column, not only do I get the chance to impart my...
Notsensibles

I’m in love with Margaret Thatcher

The Notsensibles were five young Burnley lads, innocent in the world of politics, when in 1979 they recorded their song ‘I’m in love with...
Boombox

Remember the 80s?

Karen the editor suggested I write about the 80s for this issue to tie in with her Human League interview but for a minute...

How novelist Steven Suttie published his tale of northern common sense...

Northern Life columnist Steven Suttie has published his first novel at the e-book website Amazon. The story celebrates East Lancashire’s people, its places and...

Rawtenstall

Rawtenstall Past & Present The towns of the Rossendale Valley entered a period of major growth during the Industrial Revolution. The climate and weather, as...

A Tribute to Tippy

By Francis Forrest, Earby Traditionally all dogs hate postmen, it is a well known fact, or is it? Just now and again the exception crops...

Whatever Happened to Pen Pals

Reader's Memory submitted by Angela Robinson, Barnoldswick To receive a personal letter from a dear friend is a rare, and dare I say, unheard of...

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