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Introduction and list of all posts

This is a 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. This page lists and links all posts roughly in date order. Some names and other details have been changed to avoid difficulties. 

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 cover some of 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 than Tony.
(items in progress are not yet linked)

Past and Future 

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

Mrs Quackworth
The Airship in the Shed
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
Brown's Self-Interpreting Family Bible
Tips, Ships and Executorships
Haunted Houses

The Restless Friend 


Gram Motherem
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 
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 
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
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 

Late Teens and Early Twenties

Articled Clerk
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

The Play That Goes Wrong
Posters on the Wall
Old and New Cars
The Phone Phreak

The Vauxhall Griffin 
Weekend in College

Kinder Scout
Ray Gosling's Goole
The Old House
One Man's Week 1974 
Brian Cant and Play Away
The Exorcist
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
VAX and VAXen 
Talbot Samba
Hi there Duggy!
Not Seeing Pink


Stair Rail
Siemens A55
Doorstep Deliveries
Dill in Mustard Sauce

People who can't say 'ul 
My IKEA Bekant Sit/Stand Desk
Self-Doubt and Imposter Syndrome
Blessed By Snowdrops  
A Birthday Surprise

Off Topic and Technical

Adsense, Blogger and YouTube
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

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