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Kevin Fitzpatrick

Pie Eyed by Kevin Fitzpatrick | Poetry

By Kevin Fitzpatrick AKA @PieEaterKev via Twitter“I’m just off to the pie shop I’ll only have the one” But you know what us blokes are like Don’t...
Roy Hardacre

My war in the RAF | Roy Hardacre

By Roy Hardacre (AC/2, 972671), Fence On September 3rd 1939, war was declared between Great Britain and Germany. In late October, early November, the RAF...
butler

The butler, the cat and Sir James

My visit was to the main house of a large estate, and it stood at the end of a tree lined drive.The central elegant...
Where exactly is the North?

Where exactly is the North?

Kevin Fitzpatrick via emailWhere exactly is The North? Just how South does it go? Coz ministers responsible Admit that they don’t knowIs it where they dug for...
private thoughts

Private Thoughts (King, Country and ‘Mam’)

By Rod Butterworth, RochdaleWar was declared and the call came “Your country is in need of you NOW!’’ A thousand and then thousands more Came forward shouting,...
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Ben Taylor is a master of Yorkshire dialect poetry | Yorkshire...

A master of Yorkshire dialect, Ben Taylor writes his witty and poignant verses whilst out walking his sausage dog, Barbara, through the glorious countryside...
dark satanic mills

A Century of Smog

The poem ‘And did those feet in ancient time’- now universally known as ‘Jerusalem’ and used as an improvised national anthem of England at...
Jim Atherton

Farewell to ‘The Bard of Darwen’ – Jim Atherton

Northern Life says a sad but fond farewell to ‘The Bard of Darwen’ Jim Atherton, who died at the age of 90. Jim was...
The Boyfriend

The Boyfriend | Poetry

Rod Butterworth, RochdaleYoung Vanessa, sweet girl with charm Had brought her boyfriend, arm in arm, To meet her mum and dad for tea, “It’s only right to...

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