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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...
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...

Ghost Busters Are Us

by Patricia W Tapsell, BurnleyI've never seen a ghost, nor do I particularly want to. I think that maybe they can exist because I've heard of people's experiences of seeing ghosts but I'd just...
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...
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...
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...

An Extraordinary Day

Ethel Baily, ColneMrs. Simpson was tired of being a victim. Tired of people that pushed her about, ignored her or took advantage of her. Tired of people that thought she was what the young...
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...
man

Old Godfrey’s Railway

By David PowellI had finally got a weekend off work, and there was, I thought, no better way to spend the Saturday than visiting the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, riding up and down...

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