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Still living at Glossop 1952 - 1953

In 1952 we were still living at Glossop, Derbyshire (see earlier post) but my grandmother had become seriously ill back in Royston, Yorkshire and my dad had to visit her as often as possible. 636 more words


The Tory Right to Buy for HA tenants is fundamentally unfair

Part of me thinks that this election proposal to extend the Right to Buy (RTB) to housing association (HA) tenants is actually an admission by the Tories that they have no chance of winning a majority in this election.  619 more words

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Goodbye Nottingham

So on Monday 23rd February, it was finally time to leave Nottingham. I had my 30kg suitcase and my new Cath Kidston backpack brimming with a year’s worth of clothes, toiletries, etc. 202 more words

I was born in the workhouse in 1951

When I was a baby my dad’s special name for me was “Workus” because he always said that I’d been born in the workhouse in Barnsley. 617 more words


When is a promise to tenants not a promise?

Apparently the answer to this, in connection with the Right to Transfer, is when it is contained in the HRA business plan of a local authority. 456 more words


Knock, Knock, Knocking On Someones BackDoor

I am a what was known as a time served joiner. I served a traditional apprenticeship that doesn’t exist anymore. I’ve worked in the building trade for coming on 30 years and have been involved in all areas of that industry. 2,911 more words



I escaped from a sinking ship
Made of concrete.
Climbing out of council house windows,
I took my game to the universe.
Rebuilding language with cartoon fonts, 14 more words