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Where Does the River Go?

By Anne Barson Where does the river finally go As it travels on its way you know Around the corners and the bends It flows on and on...

September Love

By Jim Atherton, Blackpool I remember when in the days back then, as caressed by the autumn breeze We saw squirrels scampering to and fro beneath...

All Hallows

By Betty Norton, Clayton Green Pray for the dead, on All Souls Night. Then tell strange tales by candlelight. Sit by a fire, in a deep armchair, And...

I’m Dieting Again

By Gillian Herbert, Colne I’ve looked in the wardrobe and what do I see? Dresses and pants, but none will fit me. So I’m going on a...

Weaver

By John Williams, Colne Me Mam were a weaver, she did it all her life She met my Dad at the mill and she became his...

Where I Played

By Patricia Preece, Burnley The dusty streets of the old mill town terraced houses sit up in rows Black smoke bellowing from chimney pots Working folk on the...

The Gift of Friendship

By M. Francis Grayson Thank you Lord, For lovely loyal friends They shine, like stars at night Always there when in need. Saying all will be alright A true friend...

Shepherd’s Gold

By Julia Gill Parker, Colne Rising high, no turning back, road is straight, packhorse track Stairway to the Lad Law peak, above the vale of Trawden...

Unusual Day

By Constance McLaren, Bradford It really was an unusual day For a funeral was on the way In church all in our Sunday best For Uncle John had...

Seaside Bingo

By 'Aemot', Keighley It’s any line, across or down, Four corners for a win. The middle square’s a freebie - So put your money in. Four and two is...

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