Particular Take a day, any day And a place, any place Now take a time, any time and capture it Freeze frame in your memory That was the day you ate that Sandwich at the quayside cafe and saw brave souls in Frogsuits dive headlong in the eerie deep waters of a Salford Canal Basin... Continue Reading →



in response to the prompt - Glorious Side, Turkey - 2007 Looking through the old photos again enjoying a walk in the mangavat valley near to our holiday apartment as i remember, the sun was a little hot - and this was taken later in the afternoon remains of a roman wall, set among grains... Continue Reading →


Recite Inky, enters the TARDIS again....and lands in Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC High...third year english..and the origins of his poetry I recall old wooden benches - the ones with (ironically) the old inkwell's set into the base. Mountains of Books handed down from pupil to pupil and placed strategically on what i'd now... Continue Reading →

walking through pea soup

Foggy a cold morning on a Salford autumn day the vapour gathering round lampposts neon attempts in vain to cut through roads deserted for miles dipped headlights order of the day yet no ones on the road school patrols in day glo uniform stand lonesome all football ⚽️ matches in the schoolyard called as score draws... Continue Reading →

The Old School tie….

Uniform Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC High School, 1987 Stood inside the "New" Amalgamated school by Buile Hill Park, in Salford. Two sets of kids awaiting to go off to lessons - but first - the set up of forms The classes had to be put together - Cathedral with St Lawrence's. you couldn't... Continue Reading →

Out to Sea

Sail Salford, 6th July 2017   A reminiscence Out on the great waters of the Irish sea Seventy two feet of ocean going vessel designed by a master boatman   Water moving over the hull of the ship together moving sails to continue the trip following course - given by the skipper adventures i'd dreamt... Continue Reading →

Well worn Blanket

Salford 16th May 2017 Blanket Back in Nineteen eighty two - i started taking this long woolly blanket to camp Like many other scouts i stuck it at the end of my tents sleeping bag, and As it got cold, i wrapped it round me to keep warm Now, each camp i went to -... Continue Reading →


A response to the prompt Roots by Brian F Kirkham for the Inkwell Salford 8th May 2017 Like any other little seed, you need time to grow grasp the air spread some branches And when the time is right charged with energy and excitement you'll take your own flight before landing on the soil of... Continue Reading →

On the record

Record Old box files a tale of someone's life diaries , holding memories from long ago photos of holidays from far off places sitting next to journals of journeys gone by memories frozen in a moment time captured in an object the cv...course of life ?...doesn't come close as you open the lid, and moments... Continue Reading →

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