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A Writing Challenge: the thinking behind 'A Place That Was Ours'.

In the Wear Valley of County Durham, there is a town called Bishop Auckland, and Bishop Auckland has a bridge.   A one-time viaduct, it bore the weight of rail traffic emanating from the coal and ore producing mines of the upper valley.  800 more words

Mathew Street, Liverpool - a photoblog.

Imagine my excitement a lifelong Beatle fan staying in Liverpool  at a hotel called Hard Day’s Night only to find it’s on the junction of North John Street and Mathew Street. 77 more words

The Great British Countryside | Glamping

A few weeks ago, I took a short two night trip to Lady Heyes Park; a camping centre based in the very heart of Cheshire. But we left the tent pegs at home, and ‘glamped’ instead! 260 more words

A mish-mash from Blyth

A recent trip to the coastal town of Blyth in Northumberland resulted in this mish-mash of large format black and whites, and 35mm colour images. 211 more words


A Night for Making Mischief

If you live in the north of England, there is a chance that as well as watching some fireworks tonight, you may be up to no good! 292 more words


Back to the Engine Shed

I shared an image from Tanfield Railway recently taken with the Intrepid 4×5 camera and returned again a few weeks later to get some more practice in, this time with… 125 more words


The North and Romantic Fatalism in the work of David Peace

The latest issue of the British Politics Review takes a look at the political and cultural landscape of the North of England. When I was asked to contribute an article I was a little hesitant. 80 more words

Crime Fiction