People, Places & Things

Non fiction articles

Articles about past experiences, new adventures and things that scoot around the nueron super highway and keep me awake at night.

‘A fascination with socio-economic history is something that happens on the day you find your childhood on display in a museum’.

Big and Beautiful

On my many trips oop North as I turn off the M62, about which I could wax endlessly lyrical without pulling your leg even once, I pass a neck- breakingly high chimney pointing upwards to the steely sky over Rochdale. Wrapped up against the winter chill and seemingly...

The 1984 Miners Strike

The 1984 miner’s strike was a form of natural disaster. It causes were largely organic, its immediate effects were uncontrollable and the fallout left a trail of devastation. Much has been written on the subject from those within the industry and outside it. Social...

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