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
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
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
Grandparents – The Cornerstone Of Family Life
I was amazed to read, the other day, that one in every three people over the age of 50 in the UK is a grandparent.
By Wendy White | 15 Aug 2018
Zealous, Truly Man's Best Friend - Life As A Police Dog Handler In The R A F
Derek Coles reviews his memories of R A F Police days and dictated the following article to me.
By Jan Rosser | 02 Jan 2020
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
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
Forty Years On - Plus!
How many of us, singing that song in school assemblies all those years ago, could imagine ourselves forty years hence, let alone meeting up with our old school mates?
By Anne Harvey | 05 Oct 2019
In Memory Of June Tate
A Life At Sea - Sailing Aboard World Class Ships The Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth
When I was twenty four, I wanted to get away from home.
By June Tate | 29 Sep 2019
In Memory Of June Tate
Cruising - Life Aboard the World Famous Mauritania Ship
After working on the Queen Mary as a hairdresser for three and a half years, I was transferred to the Mauretania.
By June Tate | 30 Sep 2019
Reviewing The Joys of Childhood Games - Conkers, Leapfrog, Tiddlywinks And Many More!
I keep thinking about my childhood games and wonder how many of the below ones still being played?
By Jan Rosser | 12 Oct 2019
My Review And Q And A With The Upbeat Beatles
I went to see The Upbeat Beatles at The Courtyard in Hereford on 31st October 2019. What a show!
By Jan Rosser | 07 Nov 2019
Remembering The Big Freeze - Winter 1962/3 Where Were You When It Happened?
It has been a tad chilly these last few days and nights after our mostly mild November.
By Jan Rosser | 07 Dec 2019
More Mill Days Memories - And Friendship
In the past, I’ve blogged about my time working in the mill during the 1950s.
By Anne Harvey | 09 Jan 2020
Reviewing Some Local Playgrounds - Why Are They Almost Always Empty?
It is mid January and the weather is very mixed.
By Jan Rosser | 16 Jan 2020
Taking The Old - Time Tram
Do you remember taking the tram to school?
By Douglas J Lindsay | 20 Feb 2020
It was one of the ironies of winning the Second World War that, from about 1948 onwards, Britain was actually worse off than the Continental countries it had defeated or liberated.
By Douglas J Lindsay | 21 Feb 2020
When our kitchens are full of shiny white goods taking much of the labour out of domestic chores, it is easy to forget how recently most of those chores were done by hand.
By Douglas J Lindsay | 23 Feb 2020
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