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My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock

I couldn’t do this project or write my novel without promenading down Blackpool’s Golden Mile.  Not just because on the day I bought the Ottermobile in Preston, Jayne and I came here to visit the impressive Morecambe and Wise statue in the Winter Gardens and to celebrate my purchase with an overpriced meal at Harry Ramsdens, but also because this was the place where I enjoyed family holidays as a kid. 429 more words

Leaning On A Lamppost - George Formby - BANJOLELE COVER

Now here’s something a bit different – deep in the old JPR archives in a dark little corner, an old film reel was discovered. Long thought lost it revealed itself to be an incredibly early incarnation of the now popular Cover Video. 194 more words


May 26 in history

451   Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Emire.

113 5 Alfonso VII of León and Castile was crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as… 904 more words


Lloyd Cole - Preston Guild Hall

We were two songs in on Monday night before our special guest deigned to talk to us, fixing us with something of a 1,000-yard stare while sussing out his audience before announcing, ‘You’re not getting any younger either’. 893 more words


Grogmeet 2017: the Liver Bird has landed 

I am once again honoured to be running a game as at Grogmeet 2017 the annual convention run by the excellent Grognod Files podcast.

This occasion I am going to revisit my roleplaying version of Solway Minatures Very British Civil War 1938 background. 208 more words


It's called the Banjolele or banjo uke

Well my husband got me hooked on George Formby. You may not know who he is if you are not familiar with the British musicals that George starred in during the nineteen thirties and forties. 197 more words

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78Man Podcast Number 11-The 1910s

The 11th 78Man Podcast showcases music from the 1910s. It is available on itunes HERE or on Soundcloud Here. Tracks heard on the Podcast are : 589 more words