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
It's Never Too Late To Start Learning A New Musical Instrument!
How are we all surviving the lockdown? Taking up a new hobby?
By Jan Rosser | 23 Apr 2020
The Singer Not The Song
Throughout my long life, I’ve been lucky to see many singers in person, starting way back in the 1950s when post-war austerity was still being felt throughout the country.
By Anne Harvey | 02 May 2020
Readers Reviews Of A Ration Book Wedding By Jean Fullerton
I am delighted to be featuring readers reviews of Jean Fullerton's latest novel.
By Jan Rosser | 13 May 2020
Time To Take Stock? - Managing Your Weekly Money Budget Sensibly Like It Was In The 50's And 60's
I am a child of the fifties. I come from working class stock, my dad was a carpenter for Brighton Council for forty nine years .
By Anne Elizabeth Jones | 04 Jun 2020
Now Where Did I Put My List???
I was thinking yesterday about all the post it notes I have scattered around my house in order to remember things I have to do.
By Jan Rosser | 25 Jun 2020
Interviewing Ralph Mctell, Singer Songwriter Extraordinaire Part 3
The fifties were coming to an end and music was really starting to take off on all levels.
By Jan Rosser | 24 Jul 2020
Interviewing Ralph McTell, Singer Songwriter Extraordinaire - Part 1
On 16th October 2014, I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my all time favourite singer songwriters, poet and author Ralph McTell.
By Jan Rosser | 10 Jul 2020
Interviewing Ralph Mctell, Singer Songwriter Extraordinaire Part 2
I asked Ralph when did he realise that he wanted to be a full time musician and he told me that you just don't dare believe it can happen.
By Jan Rosser | 17 Jul 2020
Turbulent Times And Seeking The Safe And Secure
What strange times we’re living through!
By Anne Harvey | 12 Sep 2020
Food and Drink
Chickens And A Man-Eating Rabbit. Or How My Mother Fed A Family Of Six When Food Was Still On Ration
I rolled up my sleeves, screwed up my eyes and stretched my arm into the cupboard under the stairs.
By Kay Seeley | 25 Sep 2020
Readers Reviews Of Mango Bay By Serena Fairfax
I am delighted to share readers reviews of Serena Fairfax latest novel Mango Bay.
By Jan Rosser | 04 Nov 2020
Congratulations To All The Kids Who Were Born In The 1940's, 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's !!
I have been given permission to publish this article written by Frank Shenton. Makes interesting reading!
By Jan Rosser | 10 Dec 2020
ONE MAN, FOUR CHILDREN. HOW HARD CAN IT BE?
Armed with a pristine copy of ‘The Complete Guide to Childcare’,
ambitions to be the next literary giant and live off the grid,
what could possibly go wrong?
‘Five minutes after Brigit’s maternity leave ended,
I realised the magnitude of my error.
I crashed into a world of mainly strong, resourceful,
resilient women, a mountain of nappies to rival Kilimanjaro
and a widening gap where my self-esteem used to reside.’
I am a man. I soon discovered this was not an excuse…?'
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