Monthly Archives: Jun 2011

Guillemots at Nunnington Hall

I couldn’t sleep last night. Mary and I had been to see my favourite band, Guillemots, at Nunnington Hall. When I saw the concert announced in the Local Events leaflet that came with our National Trust magazine I thought they’d … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Winters

It was February (1970?). About eight of us had cheap tickets to see Johnny Winter and support band Keef Hartley at the Royal Albert Hall.1 When the doors opened we were ushered up the steps around the edge of the … Continue reading

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Walk for Life

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Yesterday Mary and her daughter, Rachel, took part in Nottingham’s Race for Life. For them it was a walk in the park – well, the embankment of the river Trent, anyway. 5 km in just over an hour; that’s a … Continue reading

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Inappropriately Dressed

I moved to York on the day of Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997, but I grew up in a south London suburb. My parents came from a working class background. One of my grandfathers worked in a biscuit factory for … Continue reading

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