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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...

Tomorrow

By Winifred Smith, Colne Tomorrow I’ll be good Catch up on all my chores Clean out every single corner Polish windows, knobs and doors Tomorrow I’ll work hard My bum...

A Musical Interlude

By Eric Mark, Shropshire When my next door neighbours relax from their labours The cultural tastes they command Are on display for most of the day When they...

The Day My Life Changed

By Bernard Hargreaves “Goal” screamed the announcer on the radio and I threw my fist in the air in delight. Burnley had scored again to...

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