Childhood games

Childhood games Rollerskates Rollerblades Monopoly with dad Bikes shiny new From grandparents For xmas Playing animals On the planes Or dinosaurs Playing libraries Sellotaping Tiny card slots Into Ladybird books Borrowing my Parents first cd/cassette/radio player And scripting and recording Our own radio shows Swings slides Bouncy balls For hours Dens under beds Under tables […]

Harold Wilson, Bradford boy

Strong, silent grandad. Head a grey Elvis quiff. Far away eyes. Always ready for a cuddle. So quiet. So still. But ask him about his youth? Eyes twinkle, lips smack, Made a fishing rod from scrap, Manhandled onto a trolley bus, Old ladies tutt tutt, Off fishing with a mate Down Bradford beck Out till […]