Category Archives: Unreliable memories

Tick-tock

When the house was quiet, the ticking of the clock was clearly audible. There would have been many quiet moments. Television broadcasting hours were limited and there were only three channels to watch during those hours. The idea of a … Continue reading

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Steam days

The smell of a steam locomotive is a distinctive smell, it is the smell of burned coal, the smell of heavy engineering, the smell of a lost past. It is a smell that can be an expensive experience, now; travelling … Continue reading

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Going to vote

It is forty years ago today, the first Thursday in May, that I first voted. In solidly Tory Somerset, I went to High Ham village hall with bright red stickers from the Labour candidate stuck to my motor bike helmet. … Continue reading

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Animal memories

Eric Burdon featured on a BBC 4 programme about blues music. After The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the first pop singer I remember was Eric Burdon. He was lead singer with a group called The Animals. I never knew … Continue reading

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Summer term blues

The late date of Easter meant going back to school yesterday. The new term brings a frame of mind very different from that in primary school days. Each term brought its own set of challenges, but this term remains in … Continue reading

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