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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...

Auld Annie

By Gillie Threadgold, Skipton I dreamed of Auld Annie last night; I don’t know what brought her to mind after so many years, maybe something...

READERS’ STORIES: An Extraordinary Day

Ethel Baily, Colne Mrs. Simpson was tired of being a victim. Tired of people that pushed her about, ignored her or took advantage of her....

READERS’ STORIES: The Chair and the Pills

By Geoff Lowe, Grassington Like a T- shirt hanging about to get dry, Leonard was flopped over the back of the chair. He was 77...

Hill Top Mill

Olive Riley, Hesketh Bank When I were nobbut a lass, I were employed at Mill, I used to walk there every day T’ top o’cobbled ‘ill. Eee were I...

The Emporium

Jean Morley, Felixstowe Our chemist shop is a place to explore, With wonderment you look at the shelves inside the door. With pills and potions, and all...

New Emotions

Peter Jones, Oswaldtwistle When at first we fall in love, We lose our appetite. We see the sun on rainy days; Don’t sleep so well at night. We long...

Pontificating Politicians

Patricia W Tapsell, Bradford Politicians from the stage Spouting words of wisdom Pontificating as they do To the United Kingdom Pontificating politicians Full of wind and water They promise this, they...

Rakewood Remembered

Renee M Clark, Littleborough I grew up in a hamlet at the back of a lake As a child a joy to behold, My memories are fall...

Moving House

Aemot, Lincolnshire As moving day approached us, And packing boxes grew, Small things set off a memory, Recalled old times anew. We’d lived there thirty-seven years, And stockpiled year on...

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