Category Archives: Bradford

What’s So Special About the Past?

The alarm clacks its two bells at six am and I can hear Chuck Berry’s, ‘My Ding a Ling’ playing somewhere in the house. Normally I go back to sleep – I am only fifteen and a full day in … Continue reading

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Clouds, Kids, Love and Soul

The mournful clouds oppress my soul. Of course, we have to presume: A- I have a soul and B – If I have, could it be oppressed. But it’s better than saying, ‘I’m sick of the rain,’ isn’t it? I … Continue reading

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Memories, Smells and The Bus

The aroma of the bus. I have never been able to identify it. Plastic seats soaked in decayed human sweat, a definite metal acidity and stale smoke? But at six o’clock in the unearthly hours of 1973, it was easy. … Continue reading

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Another Old Girl

“That’s the best Curry I have had in 44 years,” I said. The waiter, quite possibly the owner of the Kashmir Restaurant in Bradford gave me one of those looks. I’m kinda used to them by now. He appeared to … Continue reading

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Going Back, Haworth, the Bronte’s and a Sticky Toffee Pudding

I doubt there will ever be a Parkrun in Haworth and the Bronte Sisters must have had  calf muscles to die for! In 1973 many people thought the Hovis advert had been filmed in Haworth but it was actually filmed … Continue reading

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Should You Go Back?

The rain bounced off the car, then came the hailstones and yes; I realised how much I hadn’t missed Bradford. I was just a kid of barely 18 when I boarded a one way flight from Leeds/Bradford Airport to Jersey, … Continue reading

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So I Left Home

Now then. In Yorkshire that means hello. A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post called Are any of us where we set out to be?’   I ended it by saying I had left home at eighteen and … Continue reading

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