Tag Archives: 1970’S

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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Oh! The Working Men’s Club

Picture this. A warm alluring bar, rich, mellow music, intimate seating and culinary delights to tease your taste buds into a frenzy. Well, a Working Men’s Club wasn’t quite like that. When I was a lad this was our Sunday … Continue reading

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My First Valentine

I had considered a brooch but I wasn’t my Grandad and this was 1972. A brooch was hardly Rock’n’Roll. Gazing around the jewelers I was confounded by the amount glittering  remuneration a boy could extend to a girl and decided … Continue reading

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It Wasn’t Love

She began to cry, silently, suppressing a basic human emotion and words flashed through my adolescent mind. “There, there – it’ll be okay – are you alright?” Words from my childhood and all of them cowardly used by people who … Continue reading

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The School Bully and Why I didn’t Run

This is a true story but the names have been changed if you recognise yourself then it’s probably you 🙂 Every school has a bully, ours was called Mr Trudd he was around forty five, we were twelve-years-old. He had … Continue reading

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SILH (8) Desparate Finale

‘And when you’re looking for your freedom Nobody seems to care And you can’t find the door Can’t find it anywhere When there’s nothing to believe in still you’re coming back, You’re running back, you’re coming back for more.’ Take … Continue reading

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SILH (5) Javea, Spain.

  “Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town Waiting for someone or something to show you the way” Time: Pink Floyd. Interestingly, I wasn’t in my home town but possibly needed direction 😉 After the grape … 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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