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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 25th September 2023

Past and Future

Living Memory
Do Elephants Get Seasick?
Bath Hospital 1839
What Is Wrong In This Room?
What Is Wrong With This Steamer?
What Is Wrong In These Pictures?
Uncle Jimmy
Mrs Quackworth
The Airship in the Shed
George Gibbard Jackson
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
Teenage Mums
Lost Entitlements
Family Photographs


Gram Motherem
Dad’s Thursday Helper and A Practical Wife
Pounds, Shillings and Pence
Washing Machines Old and New
Little Ships
My Picture Book of Ships
Donkey Stone
Crossbar Excursions
In praise of bicycles
I am a Mole
Windmills Of Our Minds
Rags and Bones
Cartophilic Concerns
The Old Apple Tree
M Dunham Are Crap
Haley Paley Snow on the Ground
We Know Where You’re From
Colours I See With
Aunty Bina's Farm
Talk like a pirate and Too Much Television
Hornby ‘O’ Gauge and revisited
Premium Bonds
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
Whitby, Staithes and Scarborough
The day we saw the Queen Mary sail
The Song Book
Cinema Paradiso

Teenage Years

Airfix Modelling
The Yellow Shed
Christmas Tree
Developing, Printing and a trip to London
Doing the Pools
Reel-to-Reel Recordings
Guitar Books
Rather a studious kind of boy
Lookin’ for a ‘feet’
A Body Like Mine
Selective Education
Knockout, Knowledge and Arthur Mee
            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
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
Ready Steady Go
Different Lives
Bright in the Background
The Great Cigarette Machine Robbery
Mists: a tale for Halloween
Teenage ‘X’ Certificate
Young Thugs
Hedge Trimmer Safety 1968
Hornsea Pottery
Playing With Dictionaries
Beer Mats

Late Teens and Early Twenties

            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)
            Barclay James Harvest (for Northsider)
How not to forget PINs
Where were you?
Mickey's Son and Daughter
Easter 1971
The Goole to Leeds Train
A family tragedy
Playlist: Fixing a Hole
Heathkit AD-27
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
The Exorcist
Back In Time For The Weekend 2
            The Ascent of Man
            Ray Gosling's Goole
            Eric Kershaw’s Guitar Class
            Lytton Strachey
            The Mighty Micro
            Working Class
            North Yorks Walks
            Kinder Scout
            Road to the Isles
            Walking In Iceland (series of linked posts)
            Loch Muick


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
            Rewriting Rewritten Writing
            VAX and VAXen
            The Wrong Door
            Hi there Duggy!
            Significant Plagiarism Detected
            The Commercialisation of Universities
            Mick Copier
Help, my courgette looks like a duck!
Recording Artiste
Writers At Heart
Jumped Down Catholics
Top of the Pops 1983
Luxury Travel
Talbot Samba
Every Car We’ve Owned
A Tale of Two Tea Pots
Doubters, Doomsters, Gloomsters
From Ferrybridge to Finland
Unprincipled Spivs
Norn Iron
The Inter-Varsity Club
Not Seeing Pink


Home and around
            Stair Rail
            Doorstep Deliveries
            Kitchens Old and New
            A Walk to the Post Office
            Köhler’s Apes
            Bird Water
            Don’t They Know It’s Christmas Time?
            I’m Not A Foxglove
            Red In Beak And Talon  
            Pumpkin? Gourd? Giant Puffball?  
            Garden Birds  
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
            Checked Out
            Trains and Boats
            Fort William
            North Wales
            Strange Conversation
            People who can't say 'ul
            Molly's Family and Molly's Twin
            Accents and Subtitles
            Dill in Mustard Sauce
            Blessed By Snowdrops
            The Peter Rabbit Plate
            On Visiting A Daughter At University
            Fish Finger Sandwiches
            phoebe’s wee blog
            Airmyn Clock  
            A Birthday Surprise
            Hobgoblin, For Foul Fiend
            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
            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
            Green Dog
            Come Lasses and Lads to Bangor
            Buddy Can You Spare a Dime?
            Does Anyone Want Some Drinks?
            Get Tret Better
            Limerick Leanings
            The Signalman’s Dilemma
            Traffic Cam
            The Planets
            Council Tax
            Bouncing Balls
            Memoir and Blogging   
            Nice Little Earner 

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
            Oil Lamp
            Tuning Gadget
            My Very First Mother Goose
            Lenses and Tubes
            Slide Copier
            Slide Projector
            The Songwriter

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

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