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90 is the new 19

Organising a surprise 90th birthday celebration is not the easiest thing. You can’t exactly get everyone drunk and annoy the neighbours with your loud music and loose morals. So we do the next best...

Rock on Tommy

By David Walker, Barrowford I suppose every story has to begin somewhere and this one begins in the sales office of the Lincolnshire Specialist Sugars Company. I had been working there since I finished my national...
A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember

Patrick was born on the 11th June 1938 to Fred and Margaret Garaghty in the St. Mary’s Hospital Battersea London, a street away from the Battersea dogs home Clapham. They had moved from Colne...

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 I’d read or heard, or maybe the fact that she...
Church Processions

Church Processions

By Mary J O'Rourke, Clayton-le-MoorsMany years ago most towns and villages had religious processions of witness, and what spectacular events they were, thousands of people lined the streets to watch them.The day was usually...
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 announced that volunteers of good standard would be allowed to...

Fairies in Holden Park

Dear Karen, The fairy feature from your previous issue (Dec/Jan 14) was fascinating as I could call myself an Oakworth Fairy. My husband John Selly (formerly known as Jack) has been a professional artist...
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Culture Shock

It was dark, it was raining. It was two o’clock in the morning and I was in a police station on Toller Lane at the custody desk, explaining myself to the desk sergeant.I had...
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 many sporting events - contains one stark line that evokes...
Veronica Thornton. Photo by Mark Davis

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

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 with bringing up four daughters after his wife Kathleen died...

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