The Valleys

“The miner in the Rhondda, the coolie in Pekin / Men across the world who reap and plough and spin” So went the lyrics of a song we used to sing at Primary School, called “The Family of Man”. In those days, living as I did in North-West England, the …

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Liverpool-on-Holiday

“Climbing up Moel Famau, there’s a chippy at the peak / At least that’s what they told us; it must be closed midweek” Mention to anyone of a certain age who was brought up in Liverpool the word ‘Colomendy’ and you will get a wistful, possibly mischievous, smile that harks …

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