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This is a personal memoir about growing up in Yorkshire in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and later. It is not always about Yorkshire, nor is it entirely memoir, but most of it is. Names and other details have been changed to avoid difficulties. This page lists and links all posts roughly in chronological order (rather than by posting date).  

Some items recall people and experiences, others try to give things a humorous slant, and some are of the “look how the world has changed” kind. Among my favourites are Dad’s Thursday Helper and M Dunham Are Crap which remember my earliest times and Uncle Jimmy which is more journalistic. I enjoyed researching and writing The Exorcist which I hope is at least mildly humorous. Lookin’ for a ‘Feet’ is more polemical. So far there are couple of stories which, although fictional, are based on real-life situations, such as A Silly Christmas Love Story. Probably none of my posts are really ‘finished’ – they never are. As I said at the beginning, you think you are going to be the next Alan Bennett but soon come to realise you’re no better writer than Tony.
Items in progress are not yet linked

Past and Future 

Living Memory
Bath Hospital 1839
What Is Wrong In This Room? 
What Is Wrong With This Steamer?
Uncle Jimmy

Mrs Quackworth 1
The Airship in the Shed

George Gibbard Jackson
Mum's Little Bear

The Man With The Hebrew Bible
Carolus II Dei Gratia Mag Br Fra et Hib Rex
Grandad Dunham’s Flight Simulator 1
Brown's Self-Interpreting Family Bible
Tips, Ships and Executorships
Haunted Houses

The Restless Friend  

Teenage Mums


Gram Motherem 1
Dad’s Thursday Helper

Little Ships
My Picture Book of Ships
Donkey Stone
Crossbar Excursions
In praise of bicycles
Cartophilic Concerns
Old Tools

The Old Apple Tree 
M Dunham Are Crap

Haley Paley Snow on the Ground 
We Know Where You’re From
Colours I See With
Get back on t’land whe’re y’belong
Talk like a pirate
Hornby ‘O’ Gauge - and revisited
Philately will get you nowhere

Be Prepared
How Well Do You Know Morse Code? 
Back In Time For The Weekend 1
Dad’s 1950s Films

Tour de Yorkshire 
Great Yarmouth 1960
The day we saw the Queen Mary sail 

Teenage Years

Airfix Modelling
The Yellow Shed
Developing, Printing and a trip to London
Doing the Pools
Reel-to-Reel Recordings

Rather a studious kind of boy
Lookin’ for a ‘feet’
Knockout, Knowledge and Arthur Mee
Home Chemistry and Explosives Precursors
School Chemistry

School Metalwork
School Woodwork 
A Silly Christmas Love Story
Tackling Rugby
Jim Laker, Mr. Ellis and the Eagle Annual
In England They Eat Cat Food
Votre Billet, Monsieur?
Belgian Youth Abroad
Peyton Place and Top Deck Shandy

The Great Cigarette Machine Robbery

Mists: a tale for Halloween
Teenage ‘X’ Certificate
Hedge Trimmer Safety 1968
Hornsea Pottery  

Playing With Dictionaries
Beer Mats 

Late Teens and Early Twenties

Articled Clerk
Where were you?
Easter 1971
The Goole to Leeds Train

Agents of Maths Destruction 
A family tragedy
Vulgar Money Bags
Jokers Wild 
Back In Time For Tea
Playlist: Fixing a Hole
Heathkit AD-27 
The Ghost of Airmyn Crossings

The Real Marigold Hotel
Partners and Seniors

Twelve Balls
250 Words a Minute 
The Play That Goes Wrong
Posters on the Wall
Brendan and the Shared House
Old and New Cars
The Phone Phreak

The Vauxhall Griffin 
Weekend in College

Petrol Rationing
Kinder Scout
Ray Gosling's Goole
The Old House
One Man's Week 1974 
Not The Best Policy
Brian Cant and Play Away
The Exorcist 2
Back In Time For The Weekend 2
Strange Brew (Back in Time 3)
Eric Kershaw’s Guitar Class
Road to the Isles
The Ascent of Man 
Lytton Strachey


Help, my courgette looks like a duck!  
Keith Richard’s Lost Weekend
‘A’ Level English 1977
‘A’ Level Geography 1977
Recording Artiste

Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny 
Philip Larkin’s Foot
The Mighty Micro
Jumped Down Catholics

Top of the Pops 1983
Rewriting Rewritten Writing
VAX and VAXen 
Talbot Samba
Every Car We’ve Owned
A Tale of Two Tea Pots 
From Ferrybridge to Finland
The Wrong Door
Hi there Duggy!

Significant Plagiarism Detected  
The Commercialisation of Universities
Research Before The Internet 1
Not Seeing Pink


Köhler’s Apes
Stair Rail
Lonely Brown Hair 
Checked Out
Siemens A55
Doorstep Deliveries
Dill in Mustard Sauce

People who can't say 'ul  
The Morecambe and Wise IRA Sketch
My IKEA Bekant Sit/Stand Desk
Self-Doubt and Imposter Syndrome
Blessed By Snowdrops  
A Birthday Surprise
Does Anyone Want Some Drinks? 
Get Tret Better 
Limerick Leanings
Half Length and Mrs. Rat Poison
Petrol Cans 
Parking Machine Tickets
Kitchens Old and New

Off Topic and Technical

Adsense, Blogger and YouTube
Adsense Revisited
Side by Side Images in Blogger
Alt-0247 and Rule
The Riddle of the £30 Restaurant Bill
Supermarket Loyalty Badge Scheme
Trump and Tusk  

This Hi-de-Hi Government 
Some Memorable Posts

1 these four items were reposted by Smorgasbord Blog Magazine in June 2019 
2 this item was reposted by beetleypete in September 2019

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