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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...

My Winters Remembered

By Mary O'Rourke, Clayton-le-Moors During the Second World War in the 1940s when I was a little girl, I remember that every winter lots of snow fell and stayed with us for what seemed like...
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, in West Gorton, a suburb of Manchester. During a period of...

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...
Cousin Nadim and Rizwan

Jesus is Coming

Long summers and endless days, the sun’s rays draping you in a sweet velvet embrace, reassuring you with its warmth, promising you a glorious time ahead. School had finished in the second week of...
Nazareth House Prestwich

The Ghost of First Nights

by Rona Harvey Things were different in 1974 and work was easy to come by; so I only had to knock on the door of Nazareth House in Prestwich, our local ‘old folks home’ and...
turkey

The Turkey and the Quail

One cold December evening, my dad returned from work. He bounded into the house and quite deliberately pointed at me and said: “You! Come outside and give me a hand will you?” “What? Me?” I...
Elsie and Joseph Claughton

The 1941 Diary of a Haworth Housewife

by Ian Dewhirst Big surprise for everybody,” Mrs. Elsie Claughton wrote at Whitsuntide in 1941,” clothes are to be rationed... Everybody is talking about clothes rationing.” When she went to Skipton to buy herself some...

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...

Welcome to Bradford

I had been a Northern Life reader for quite a while, as Karen the Editor is a very good friend of mine. So, when I was asked to write an article about my experiences...

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