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Readers’ Poetry

POEM: The Rivers Aire and Worth

Give me the air of the Yorkshire Dales And wind, be it gentle...

POEM: Tracing Paper for Toilet Roll in 1964

I was born on a street with houses built on one side Across...

POEM: Bolton Bobby Dazzler

When I was four and a half I started infant schoolAnd I never...
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The Lancashire Salvager

The Men Who Killed the Dinosaurs

By Eddie Whiteside, Higher Walton, Preston Well I never, reet bad news! The old mill’s coming down, You...
D-Day

Boots 2

He slept with his boots on Although true sleep is alien to him now A cacophony of...
family photos

Here’s how you can keep your memories safe on National Siblings Day

They may be frustrating, or even annoying at times, but most of us cannot imagine...
Poem by Martin Walker

POEM: Eau Naturelle (or Nel Buffo)

I recently visited TOWCESTER The day so hot – t’was a rowcester! I wish this was CHOLMONDELEY I...
Gods own county

POEM: God’s Own County

You can take the lass out of Yorkshire, but you can’t take Yorkshire from ‘lass. And for...
mill

POEM: Up North by John Williams of Colne

My family moved up North at the start of the war We didn’t have much money,...
Mitchell Street Memories

POEM: Mitchell Street Memories by Steven Taylor from Bury

Running up Mitchell Street cobbles After school, my Granddad and me A race to get home to...
Ian Mcmillan

A Teapot As Big As The Moon | Village Halls Week

Here is the centre and here is the hub Here is community held in a room, Here’s...
poem A knight to remember

A ‘Knight’ to remember

Neil Entwistle, Houghton Let me tell you an old fashioned story A Lancashire tale through and through And...
poetry I wish I could Eat a Cake

I Wish I could Eat a Cake

Winifred Dalley, Colne I wish I could eat a cake Without an inch it would make Or strawberry...
poetry Mother knew the rules

Mother Knew the Rules

By Rod Butterworth, Rochdale If your wife looks in the wardrobe And says there’s nothing she can...
pennines

Pennines

By Derry Jones March, Harrogate I’ve seen them from the east I’ve seen them from the west I...
Poetry Milestones

Milestones

Susie Marshall, via Email The girl is growing up, things are changing. Some barely noticed, just tiny...
Anti smacking poem

Anti-smack

Lionel Morton, Rosudgeon, Cornwall To take a big stick or a strap to a child Who may...
poetry Life is a Dream

Life is a dream

By Irene Nutter, Burnley One is born into this world, as we believe. We enter into the...
poetry Wrens

Wrens

By Stewart Earl Emmott, Cleveleys Nesting in the bushes At the far end of my sheltered garden Wrens...
Dreams

Dream

Ethel Bailey, Colne I dream of a world that’s trouble free A world that’s safe to live...
Keith Hill

POETRY: Pennine Walk by Keith Hill

A Pennine walk on limestone rock Where coarse grass clothes the upland hill. The Herdwicks watch, a...

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Nobut Spring | Poetry

Nobut Spring Poetry
By Mike Holdsworth, Haworth It’s nobut spring, it’s nobut weather, it won’t change your life, at least, not forever. A little bit o warmth bringing on plants Won’t...

Stewart Francis bids a fond farewell to comedy with his show Into The Punset

First the sad news. Into The Punset is the farewell tour of UK-based Canadian gag master Stewart Francis. The great news is that he’s promising to go out with a show that proves he’s at the peak of his punchline-making powers. “For me, it’s a...

Range Rover Velar review: “the best looking Land Rover to date”

It wasn’t all that long ago that Land Rover had only the Defender, the Freelander, the Discovery and the Range Rover in its model line-up. But in recent years this offering has grown exponentially. “The Velar actually...

POEM: The Rivers Aire and Worth

Give me the air of the Yorkshire Dales And wind, be it gentle or wild. Show me the moors and the heathered banks With their distant heights darkly profiled. There’s proof of the worth of Keighley folk In their...