Category Archives: Nostalgia

Molly Rose – Spitfire Pilot (along with thirty eight other kinds of aeroplanes)

  A little while ago I watched a TV programme about the unsung women who did jobs during the war for which were never really acknowledged. One of the women featured was a very resilient Molly Rose who had been … Continue reading

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Paul Butterfield Blues Band play “East-West”

Back in the 1960s at the height of “Beatle mania” many of the British bands were taking music from the blues and R&B artists in America and Anglicising them with remarkable success. People like Georgie Fame, Graham Bond, John Mayall, … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes with the Flying Scotsman

One of my Christmas presents this year was a half day photography course which would enable all the participants to “get up close and personal” with the Flying Scotsman as it was being prepared to pull those very lucky people … Continue reading

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The Flying Scotsman returns to the track…….and I am going to see it next week!

The iconic Flying Scotsman, pictured on the Roch Viaduct in Bury (below)…… there any more glorious sight? The Flying Scotsman is returning to the tracks for the first time in a decade after undergoing a £4.2million refit. The famous locomotive … Continue reading

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A reflection on the year 2015……………….

2015 has been a difficult and challenging year because of having to deal with sensitive family issues as well as illness amongst friends. It has seemed that as soon as one problem is resolved another has quickly come galloping over … Continue reading

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Greatest opening to a rock and roll song………………..?

I have spent the last 50 years collecting records (of every genre) and the other day I was thinking about what is the best opening to any record that I have either heard or bought? I was thinking of the records … Continue reading

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It’s not Roy Orbison………….but it almost could be!

As a lifelong fan of the late Roy Orbison I have always held the view that no one should attempt to sing his songs as his voice was unique and his delivery of a song without parallel. Recently I was … Continue reading

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National Record Store Day……….ah, the smell of vinyl!

Today, 18 April 2015 is National Record Store Day and for those of us of a certain age (and generation) it is one to celebrate and support. There are very few places that one can actually purchase a CD or … Continue reading

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