Reminiscing and reviewing past memories of places, items, people etc
The Lost Generation. Is This The End Of The Photo Album?
When was the last time saw an album of someone’s family photos and, more importantly, when was the last time you looked – yes really looked – at your own family photographs?
By Di Castle | 21 Sep 2019
Whatever Happened To Manners And Respecting Your Elders?
A crammed car park in the height of summer. We spot an area of scrub at the far end, pull in and park next to a van.
By Di Castle | 12 Sep 2019
Passionate About The Past - Challenging Times In 1962!
By early 1962 when I was 23, I was still single, at a time when if you weren’t at least seriously ‘courting’ or engaged to be married, you were considered to be on the shelf.
By Anne Harvey | 06 Sep 2019
Memories Of Childhood Evacuation In September 1939 - The Outbreak Of WW2
Between September 1st and September 4th 1939, there were millions of mothers, babies and small children evacuated from their homes in the towns and cities across Britain.
By Jan Rosser | 02 Sep 2019
Film Stars, Hair-Dos And Reminiscences
One of the most interesting aspects of writing about the immediate past has been the research involved, especially the cover.
By Anne Harvey | 15 Aug 2019
A Youthful Revolution?
In preparation for an up-coming author talk, I’ve been giving much thought to that time between 1954 and 1960 when a momentous change seemed to be taking place.
By Anne Harvey | 02 Aug 2019
Going Back To The Sixties And My First Job!
So the question was what was the first job we had?
By Di Castle | 27 Jul 2019
Reviewing My Childhood Seaside Holidays In The 60's. - The UK And Abroad
It's been a busy week, but most of it taken up with writing and usual tasks. I don’t know why, but last night I was thinking about my seaside holidays when I was a child!
By Jan Rosser | 17 Jun 2019
A Frightening Wake Up Call! We Mustn't Lose Our NHS!
International Nurses Day was on May 12th last year and an article from my good friend Yvonne Probert reminds us of how valuable they ALL are!
By Jan Rosser | 12 May 2019
Reviewing Biker Babe Linda Loves A Norton!
Linda Mitchelmore has updated this article she wrote for me a while ago and sent me the revised text below. I hope you enjoy reading!
By Jan Rosser | 03 Mar 2019
Reminiscing About Coal!
Remember Coal? Lumps of black stuff which miraculously burst into flames when heat was applied to it.
By Douglas J Lindsay | 22 Dec 2018
A Review Of Nostalgic Road Trip With My New Car - A Story About Growing Up!
Age 17 years, two months, three days and my first car had been bought and delivered.
By Jan Rosser | 02 Dec 2018
Navy Blue Knickers, Gym Slips and School Dinners - A Review Of My Grammar School
It’s been a while since I posted a memoir-based blog (apart from last month’s ‘Stranded in New York City’), the last one being ‘Four Schools in One Term.’
By Anne Harvey | 21 Nov 2018
Nursery Life In The 60's - Lego, Beswick Farm Animals, Matchbox Cars, Barbie Dolls, Enid Blyton And Ladybird Picture Books!
My late mother, Mary Laughton 10.4.1922 - 1.9.2014 dictated this article to me a few years before she passed away. Delph Joyce has also passed away in 2018 aged 104
By Jan Rosser | 25 Aug 2018
Reviewing My School Days-Happiest Of Your Lives? Not If You Don't Comply!
'School days The Happiest Days Of Our Lives', I beg to differ on many occasions!!! My schooldays were from 1960-1971. Here is my personal review of that period!
By Jan Rosser | 04 Jul 2018
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Two young friends go to war, but only one makes it home. Why is he not welcomed?
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