Tag Archives: Burnley

Burnley Literary Festival 2017


This year’s festival seemed a good deal bigger. Circumstances got in the way of attending all the events I’d have liked but you do what you can. Unlike last year’s blogathon (beginning here)  it’ll be just this post. Kate Field. … Continue reading

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Web Admin


Another web admin update. With the closure of My Telegraph, my stories are now posted on DeviantArt Added a site for Lucky. Lucky is a work in progress and the pages on this site have also been updated.   Round-up of book … Continue reading

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Blog admin


Admin blog Admin update (links to my books). 

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Burnley, Championship Champions


09/05/2016 It’s Decision Time ‘cos the Burnley Promotion Party (including the aftermath of the FA fiasco but let’s not get ahead of ourselves) is ready to roll. I live in Helmshore but work in Littleborough. It’s Monday afternoon and I’m waiting … Continue reading

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A Quick mention of my History of Burnley Grammar School


Burnley is the name of my forthcoming book (non-fiction, historical / nostalgia). It will look at less well-known aspects of the town’s history, give a historical context to the current state of education in the town, and paint a picture of … Continue reading

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An Account of the Last Years of Burnley Grammar School


Burnley Over the next few weeks I will be putting the finishing touches to a book about Burnley, a town in Lancashire, UK. The book looks at the history of the area covering the period from Anglo-Saxon times up to the … Continue reading

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Parish Council Fisticuffs


Fighting talk turns into action for parishioners in Briercliffe, or as the Daily Telegraph puts it: Parish council meeting descends into fist fight – over allotments Eeh, that takes me back. Having lived in that part of the world for nearly … Continue reading

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All Bets Suspended


…temporarily. I’ve spent much of the day to-ing and fro-ing with the Calderdale authority that deals with library services for Hebden Bridge. What’s the big deal? Hebden Bridge is the nearest thing to a literary oasis in 20 miles. It has three … Continue reading

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It’s Football Tonight but…


Yep United might be playing City at Old Trafford, but the big game is Burnley v Doncaster Rovers 🙂 Half Time: 0 – 0 update Burnley 1 – 0 Doncaster update Burnley 2 – 0 Doncaster   Writing update Working Titles  … Continue reading

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The Brun – Burnley Grammar School Yearbook


I keep old things and as I was cleaning my office, was prompted to look through some old mementos  What caught my eye was copies of The Brun, an annual report on the doings of societies, sports, house reports and other … Continue reading

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