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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. I started in 2014 with the notion of accumulating some kind of printable book, possibly private rather than published.

This page lists and links all posts roughly in chronological order (rather than by posting date). Some posts recall people and experiences, others try to take a humorous view, and some are of the “look how the world has changed” kind. Essentially, I am interested in how Britain and the world have changed during the decades I have lived through, and the effects of what happened then upon the present day. 

List of posts to 29th February 2024


Hello

The Past

            Living Memory
            Bath Hospital 1839
            What Is Wrong In This Room?
            What Is Wrong With This Steamer?
            What Is Wrong In These Pictures?
            George Gibbard Jackson
            Carolus II Dei Gratia Mag Br Fra et Hib Rex
            Brown's Self-Interpreting Family Bible
            Drunk
            Penistone
            Cinema Paradiso

Childhood

Home and School:
            Gram Motherem
            Colours I See With
            Pounds, Shillings and Pence
            Washing Machines Old and New
            Donkey Stone
            Dirty Old Town
            Hartlepool, 1963
            In praise of bicycles
            Rags and Bones
            The Old Apple Tree
            M Dunham Are Crap
            We Know Where You’re From
            Talk like a pirate and Too Much Television
            Plums
            Haunted Houses
            Christmas Tree
Family and Friends:
            Doreen
            Uncle Jimmy
            Mrs Quackworth
            Pals
            Didlem
            The Restless Friend
            Do Elephants Get Seasick?
            The Man With The Hebrew Bible
            Tips, Ships and Executorships
            Teenage Mums
            The Airship in the Shed
            Ivy
            Cartophilic Concerns
            Aunty Bina's Farm
            Premium Bonds
            A Family History Mystery
Dad at Play:
            Lost Entitlements
            Dad’s Thursday Helper and A Practical Wife
            Little Ships
            My Picture Book of Ships
            Crossbar Excursions
            Haley Paley Snow on the Ground
            Hornby ‘O’ Gauge and revisited
            Dad’s 1950s Films
            The Song Book
            I Haven’t Time To Be A Millionaire
Holidays:
            Trump
            Bridlington
            Filey
            Great Yarmouth 1960
            Whitby, Staithes and Scarborough
            The day we saw the Queen Mary sail
Childhood Music:
            I am a Mole
            Sisters
            Windmills Of Our Minds

Teenage Years

Home, Hobbies and Reading:
            Sooty
            Bright in the Background
            Hedge Trimmer Safety 1968
            Developing, Printing and a trip to London
            Doing the Pools
            Reel-to-Reel Recordings
            Guitar Books
            Knockout, Knowledge and Arthur Mee
            How Well Do You Know Morse Code?
            Back In Time For The Weekend 1
            Be Prepared
            Philately will get you nowhere
            Airfix Modelling
            The Yellow Shed
            Playing With Dictionaries
School:
            Selective Education
            Lookin’ for a ‘feet’
            Home Chemistry and Explosives Precursors
            School Chemistry
            Biology Made Simple
            School Metalwork
            School Woodwork
            School English (Mrs Hird of Cowes)
            A Silly Christmas Love Story
            Tackling Rugby
            Jim Laker, Mr. Ellis and the Eagle Annual
            Pythagoras and Proof of the Pi
            Different Lives
1960s Belgium:
            In England They Eat Cat Food
            More Memories of 1960s Belgium
            Votre Billet, Monsieur?
            Belgian Youth Abroad
            Peyton Place and Top Deck Shandy
            1966
Out and About:
            Hand Signals and Semaphor Indicatory
            Brylcreem
            Rather a studious kind of boy
            A Body Like Mine
            Ready Steady Go
            The Great Cigarette Machine Robbery
            Mists: a tale for Halloween
            Teenage ‘X’ Certificate
            Young Thugs
            Hornsea Pottery
            Beer Mats
            Tour de Yorkshire

Late Teens and Early Twenties

Accountancy:
            Articled Clerk
            Clients and Further Thoughts Amout Clients 
            Caer Rhun Hall
            Ties Teens and Sells
            Agents of Maths Destruction
            Vulgar Money Bags
            Partners and Seniors
            The Old House
            One Man's Week 1974
            The Compton Road Library
            The Vauxhall Griffin
The Shared House:
            Brendan and the Shared House
            Jokers Wild
            Not The Best Policy
            Posters on the Wall
            Back In Time For Tea
            Strange Brew (Back in Time 3)
            Drought
Music
            Mickey's Son and Daughter
            Barclay James Harvest (for Northsider)
            Playlist: Fixing a Hole
            Heathkit AD-27
            Ram
            Andrew Lloyd Webber
            Recording Artiste
            Top of the Pops 1983

How not to forget PINs
Where were you?
A Visit From The Police
The Goole to Leeds Train
A family tragedy
The Ghost of Airmyn Crossings
The Real Marigold Hotel
Twelve Balls
250 Words a Minute
The Play That Goes Wrong
Old and New Cars
The Phone Phreak
Petrol Rationing
Short Shorts
Lost Colour
Brian Cant and Play Away
Back In Time For The Weekend 2
Influences:
            The Ascent of Man
            Ray Gosling's Goole
            Eric Kershaw’s Guitar Class
            Lytton Strachey
            The Mighty Micro
            Working Class
Walking:
            North Yorks Walks
            Kinder Scout
            Road to the Isles
            Walking In Iceland (series of linked posts)
            Loch Muick

Later

College and University
            Weekend in College
            ‘A’ Levels Again
            ‘A’ Level English 1977
            ‘A’ Level Geography 1977
            Night Cleaner
            The Canning Factory
            Mature Student
            Philip Larkin’s Foot
            Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny
            Research Before The Internet
            Acornsoft
            Grandad Dunham’s Flight Simulator
            Rewriting Rewritten Writing
            VAX and VAXen
            Full Circle?
            Castleford
            Bonking
            The Wrong Door
            Hi there Duggy!
            Significant Plagiarism Detected
            The Commercialisation of Universities
            UMIST
            Snowing Like Buggery
            Academics
            Mick Copier
            Giants

Computing Industry
            Information Systems
            From Ferrybridge to Finland
            Unprincipled Spivs
            Norn Iron

Writers At Heart
Jumped Down Catholics
Luxury Travel
Talbot Samba
Every Car We’ve Owned
A Tale of Two Tea Pots
Doubters, Doomsters, Gloomsters
The Inter-Varsity Club
Signalling
Not Seeing Pink

Recent

Home and around
            Stair Rail
            Doorstep Deliveries
            Kitchens Old and New
            Contrails
            A Walk to the Post Office
Garden
            Help, my courgette looks like a duck!
            Sungold
            Köhler’s Apes
            Bird Water
            Don’t They Know It’s Christmas Time?
            I’m Not A Foxglove
            Leek  
            Red In Beak And Talon  
            Pumpkin? Gourd? Giant Puffball?  
            Garden Birds  
            Half a Brick  
Night Cam
            Easter Hedgehogs 2020
            Night Cats
            Hedgehog Update 1 and Update 2
            Snail Bogeys
            Pigeon For Breakfast
            Fox in the Night in the Rain
            Catch Me If You Can
            Foxy Is Injured
            Foxy Is Back, Foxy Is Better
            I Hate Hedgehog Biscuits
Holidays
            Checked Out
            Trains and Boats
            Fort William
            North Wales
Family
            The Exorcist
            Don't Tell 'Em
            Strange Conversation
            People who can't say 'ul
            Molly's Family and Molly's Twin
            Accents and Subtitles
            Downtown
            Dill in Mustard Sauce
            Blessed By Snowdrops
            The Peter Rabbit Plate
            On Visiting A Daughter At University
            Fish Finger Sandwiches
            Dominosteine
            phoebe’s wee blog
            Phoebe
            Airmyn Clock  
            A Birthday Surprise
            Hobgoblin, For Foul Fiend
            A New Job
            Hello, Cheeky!
Things
            Siemens A55
            My IKEA Bekant Sit/Stand Desk
            Occupational Therapy Corners
            Musical Instruments
            Bike Gadget
Television and Media
            The Morecambe and Wise IRA Sketch
            Keith Richard’s Lost Weekend
            A Very British Revolution
            Julius Caesar
Health
            Green Dog
            Self-Doubt and Imposter Syndrome
            Lonely Brown Hair
            Brain Fog
            Health Gadget
            Another Health Gadget
            Brugada Syndrome
            Sebhorreic Keratosis
            Laid Up   
            Cancer Treatment
            Morbid Statistics and the NHS
            Exon 14
            Wilson Keppel and Betty
            Breasts
Music
            Come Lasses and Lads to Bangor
            Buddy Can You Spare a Dime?
            Musical Snobbery
Other
            Does Anyone Want Some Drinks?
            Get Tret Better
            Limerick Leanings
            The Signalman’s Dilemma
            Traffic Cam
            Moon
            The Planets
            Plagiarised
            Council Tax
            Bouncing Balls
            Memoir and Blogging   
            Nice Little Earner 
            Powerlessness 


Throw or Keep? (old items no longer used)

            Mum’s Little Bear
            Old Tools
            Old Wires
            A Fiddle Too Far (The Carriage Clock)
            The Mirror
            Petrol Cans
            Parking Machine Tickets
            Panora
            Oil Lamp
            Tuning Gadget
            My Very First Mother Goose
            Cameras
            Lenses and Tubes
            Slide Copier
            Slide Projector
            Strings
            The Songwriter
            Pocket Hand Warmer

Of 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
Blocked!
Scammed
Coronavirus Pacman
Faded Page
Dear Google User...
Colourisation
Facial Animation
Equal Rights for Toes!
The Yorkshire Story of the Creation
Factorials

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