Readers' Stories

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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 stone edifice with picture windows was flanked by two equally...
A Strand of Hair by David Hall

A Strand of Hair

Olive reached into the wardrobe and took out the suit her husband had worn to work the previous day - the day on which he had arrived home from work rather late with no...
senior couple

A State of Grace (part two)

By Partricia Rogers (Continued from the previous post). After a hard life on a sheep farm on the North Yorkshire moors, Grace was widowed when her husband Tom killed himself, and she now runs a...
Allan Emmot

From cancer to cure…

Allan Emmot, originally from Keighley and now living in Lincolnshire, is a regular contributor to our Readers’ Poems pages under his pen name ‘Aemot.’ In the last issue of Northern Life (NL65) we featured...
Couple Walking on Beach

A State of Grace (part one) | Readers’ Story

By Partricia RogersGrace had spent most of her life up on the moors above Whitby. It had not been an easy life, and she knew all about coping.Mostly she had coped with the hard...
Polish Pete

Polish Pete, My New Pal

By David PowellWalking was so much easier in the sunshine. I had just photographed the A4 Pacific ‘Bittern’ as it made its way south through the village of Burn, down the East Coast Main...
Shibden Hall

Mystery of Shibden Hall

After a week of heavy rain, finally today looked a little better with a hint of sunshine in the air. I was hungry, and, with my birthday coming up tomorrow, I decided to treat...
blues and reds

You’ll Never Walk Alone

Blue’s rubbish. Red’s the colour,” snapped Joe.His brother, Arthur was quick to retort. “Liar. You’re younger than me. Blue’s best.”It was a regular argument between the twins which Arthur, who was born a few...
lost in time

Lost in Time

By G HemsonAll my life I had been very fond of one of my aunts. She was always so funny; a vibrant personality, a spade was a spade and in her broad Lancashire dialect...
The Big One

The Big One

by Sheila Hall.I moved into my new house in Lytham (actually it was a very old one) the year after my divorce. There was so much needed to be done in the Victorian house...

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