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Yorkshire Ripper

A Ripping Yorkshire Yarn

By Heather Jadhav, Blackburn This is a fictionalised account of a real event. The fiction lies in the fact I was stopped by three men...
Keith Hill

PEOTRY: Pennine Walk by Keith Hill

A Pennine walk on limestone rock Where coarse grass clothes the upland hill. The Herdwicks watch, a woolly flock That graze above steep sided gill. Astounding vistas feed...
Bin Day by E. Anthony Orme

Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used To Be

Generations of humanity lose sight of what was important to previous generations By E. Anthony Orme I was born in 1945 just after the war ended,...
generation gap

READERS’ STORIES: Generation gap by Michael Macro

By Michael Macro Tom McSweeney kept his eye on the orange float as it bobbed gently in the slow moving stream, and the practised flick...
Veronica Thornton. Photo by Mark Davis

Mark Davis chats with Northern Life reader Veronica Farnell about growing...

Mark Davis chats with 84-year-old Veronica Farnell about growing up in Bradford during the Second World War, and how her dad, Fred Pittaway, coped...
Kevin Fitzpatrick

POETRY: Pie Eyed by Kevin Fitzpatrick

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

READERS’ STORIES: 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...

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