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Readers’ Poetry

Poetry and Private Hire

“My friend and her husband were big Leeds United fans and, when they lost, I...

At the Railway Museum, York

John Robert Brown, Leeds Here's old Rocket in her glory, yellow paint and polished brass.Evening Star...
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Maundy Thursday MMXX

My thoughts rise to that prosperous peak which overlooks the mighty and forlorn; a silhouette...
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A Moors Morning

The sheep are wet this misty morn They’ve yet to give a bleat, The hiker’s...
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Spring 2021

The days pass by so slowly As we shake off winter’s vice We check the...
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What’s This Thing I Heard Today?

What’s this thing I heard today? That folk send saucy snaps? As their bodies sway...
readers poetry

Wainwright – The shaper of lives

A homage to the great man; his gorgeous guides got me interested inwalking in his...
readers poetry

Sundae Morning

I should have gone to church today; I thought I heard the bell, and then...

POEM: Life After Corona

He had a dream inspired by hera new Jerusalem,but when will that occur?Wash hands –...
Astrid Middleton, the bard of Barlick. Photo by Alex Cowland

‘I Am Standing’ by Astrid Middleton, author of My Vision in Words

From Astrid Middleton's book My Vision in Words available from Amazon. I am standing in a...

POEM: The Rivers Aire and Worth

Give me the air of the Yorkshire Dales And wind, be it gentle or wild....

POEM: Tracing Paper for Toilet Roll in 1964

I was born on a street with houses built on one side Across the road...

POEM: Bolton Bobby Dazzler

When I was four and a half I started infant schoolAnd I never dreamt of...
Astrid Middleton, the bard of Barlick. Photo by Alex Cowland

Blind poet writes entire book ‘My Vision in Words’ using just her iPhone

The Bard of Barlick Astrid Middleton grew up knowing that one day she would lose her...

POETRY The Old Garden Gate – a remembrance poem

It creaked as he left: The old garden gate He'd promised to fix it But now it was...
The Lancashire Salvager

The Men Who Killed the Dinosaurs

By Eddie Whiteside, Higher Walton, Preston Well I never, reet bad news! The old mill’s coming down, You...
D-Day

Boots 2

He slept with his boots on Although true sleep is alien to him now A cacophony of...
family photos

Here’s how you can keep your memories safe on National Siblings Day

They may be frustrating, or even annoying at times, but most of us cannot imagine...
Poem by Martin Walker

POEM: Eau Naturelle (or Nel Buffo)

I recently visited TOWCESTER The day so hot – t’was a rowcester! I wish this was CHOLMONDELEY I...
Gods own county

POEM: God’s Own County

You can take the lass out of Yorkshire, but you can’t take Yorkshire from ‘lass. And for...
mill

POEM: Up North by John Williams of Colne

My family moved up North at the start of the war We didn’t have much money,...
Mitchell Street Memories

POEM: Mitchell Street Memories by Steven Taylor from Bury

Running up Mitchell Street cobbles After school, my Granddad and me A race to get home to...

Random Readers' Submission

POEM: Bolton Bobby Dazzler

When I was four and a half I started infant schoolAnd I never dreamt of playing or acting the fool.I enjoyed every minute from...

More Taste Less Waste

 It’s all about creating fabulous food whilst minimising food waste. As well as tips on meal planning and storage, More Taste & Less Waste offers several recipes using one ingredient, ensuring your shopping doesn’t go to waste.  The following recipes use a beef brisket for...

How to Jump Start a Car

There’s never a good time to be caught out by a dead car battery. It can occur due to a number of reasons, such as leaving the lights or radio on for too long while the engine isn’t running, cold weather conditions, or an...

Rhubarb Lovers Rejoice

WAKEFIELD’S CELEBRATION OF ITS MOST FAMOUS VEGETABLE RETURNS TO PAINT THE CITY PINK!   The Rhubarb Festival is one of the first food and drink festivals in the national calendar – and in 2022 it promises to start things off with a bang!  With a whole new...