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Bradford fire disaster play to raise funds for Burns Unit

Bradford fire disaster play to raise funds for Burns Unit

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

An award-winning play, which will be performed in Bradford this week on its tour, will pay homage to the lives lost in the Valley Parade tragedy three decades ago. And the student theatre company behind the show “The 56”, named after the fifty-six spectators who lost their lives in the fire, are hoping to achieve […]

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’Ere we go again…

’Ere we go again…

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Another episode in the life of John Butterfield of Cottingley.

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Marian Krupa: in the army

Marian Krupa: in the army

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Marian Jan Krupa (1922-2009) came to live in Cottingley with his second wife, who had lived in the village most of her life, and their two-year-old son. He was born in Krakow, Poland, and his experiences after leaving there in 1939 until his arrival in England in 1943 were traumatic. We continue his story. Uniforms […]

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The phantom pot-plant pincher of Mosman Park

The phantom pot-plant pincher of Mosman Park

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eric Firth continues his account of life as a ten-quid pom in 1970s Australia. You learn, early and uncomfortably, that flies are one of the biggest menaces in Australia. They’re everywhere: in your eyes, ears, mouth, hair, tea, coffee; sharing your sarnies, up your nostrils; swarming into the house the minute you open your fly-screen-protected […]

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Marian Krupa: a narrow escape

Marian Krupa: a narrow escape

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Marian Jan Krupa (1922-2009) came to live in Cottingley with his second wife, who had lived in the village most of her life, and their two-year-old son. He was born in Krakow, Poland, and his experiences after leaving there in 1939 until his arrival in England in 1943 were traumatic. We continue his story. By Margaret Krupa.

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Big Al and the redback

Big Al and the redback

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eric Firth continues his story of life as a ten-quid pom in 1970s Australia.

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High spirits?

High spirits?

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Not wanting to traipse around cold Bingley cemeteries with his wife on a Halloween ghost walk, John takes refuge in a nearby pub. But could there be ghostly happenings afoot in the bar? A short story by Yvonne Lang.

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Tyke down under

Tyke down under

| September 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eric Firth continues his story of life as a “ten-quid pom” in 1970s Oz.

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Marian Krupa: through no-man’s land

Marian Krupa: through no-man’s land

| September 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Marian Jan Krupa (1922-2009) came to live in Cottingley with his second wife, who had lived in the village most of her life, and their two-year-old son. He was born in Krakow, Poland, and his experiences after leaving there in 1939 until his arrival in England in 1943 were traumatic. We continue his story. By Margaret Krupa.

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Training Bella

Training Bella

| September 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Yvonne Lang. There was a brisk, northerly breeze scattering the leaves across the floor of the park as Martin marched across. He was going to make progress with Bella today, he was sure of it. He tipped his cap up and looked around. The early hour and typical autumn weather meant Myrtle Park was […]

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