AMONG my regular weekend destinations as a young Lancastrian was Nelson market. This was in three sections – the Market Hall, an imposing building with two cafes, open from Monday … Continue readingI’ll not charge you five bob, four, not even three . . . ’alf a crown!
This week I am handing over the first item in the column to DEREK REYNOLDS, a regular ‘Wheels of the Week’ contributor, for his account of the restoration and rehoming … Continue readingRebirth of a rusty BSA
THANKS to our wonderful NHS, we are all aware of abbreviations such as DNR, ICU and A&E. But what about the unofficial codes used to delineate those pesky patients? I … Continue readingYGTDA: Your Guide To Doctors’ Abbreviations
THERE is nothing, but nothing, like the aroma of muck spreading. Even I can detect it after three sinus operations about 25 years ago just about knocked out my sense … Continue readingWhere there’s muck . . .
This continues an appreciation of Answered Prayers, a new book by Duncan Hamilton about England’s only World Cup football triumph, in 1966. You can read Part 1 here. ON January 2, 1963, … Continue reading1966 and all that Part 2
WHEN we lived in the south London suburbs, at this time of year there were fungi all over the place – puffballs, fly agaric (the pretty but toxic red toadstools … Continue readingDestroying angels and funeral bells
I HAD got to only the fourth paragraph of Chapter One in the new book Answered Prayers when I threw it down in disgust at the phrase ‘the peel of Bow Bells’. … Continue reading1966 and all that
WE had a biblical deluge overnight on Thursday, and by Friday morning the Ribble was at least eight feet higher than the day before, well over its banks in several … Continue readingRise of the mighty Ribble
IF there is one place on earth where I would like to live other than my current home, it would be Trumpton, in the county of Trumptonshire. For an all-too-brief … Continue readingOh, to be in Trumpton
FOR no particular reason, this week I thought we would celebrate clouds. We all know the usual formations but I have found a few stills and videos of less common … Continue readingOutlook cloudy