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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,...
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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...
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...
Postman

The perils of being a postman

After my first four idyllic years working in Earby as a village postman, all we four foot-sloggers were transferred to the bigger Crown Office...
Betty Vear

Syncopating Scoop

Almost sixty years ago a young St John’s Ambulance nurse was on duty in the Keighley Hippodrome, watching Syncopating Sandy beat the world record...
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...
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...
My Lifetime Valentine

My Lifetime Valentine | Poetry

Mary O’Rourke, Clayton-le-Moors You are my night, you are my day, You are my work, you are my play, You are my right, you are my wrong, You...

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