The Three Power Stations Way

The Three Power Stations Way – a new unwaymarked path Length: 17 miles? Map: OS Explorer 290: York, Selby and Tadcaster Starting point: Knottingley station End point: Drax power station Directions: Before leaving home – remember not to leave electrical appliances on standby…or you could forget and watch in awe as the power you are […]

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When I was a youth I used to read T S Elliot’s Four Quartets and this. This was lost to me and then I saw it had been re-issued with notes, a CD of the poet reading it and a DVD of the documentary from which this You Tube was culled. Poetry should be read […]

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I like Scarborough. Because there’s still a touch of the dowager about it – still hints of brio. I like Scarborough because when I was tiny we used to go to the East Coast resorts. Because of the way the sea crashes over the North Promenade. Because of the 50s cricket ground where Yorkshire CC […]

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The picture story of a visit to Zollverein – a massive disused Bauhaus coal mine and coking plant in the Rhur can be downloaded here

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The end of the world in Bradford

Bradford is a suitable location for an above ground art bunker to display pictures of the real bunker. Hollowed out, the survivors fending for themselves – the back draft from the big bang took it out sometime time ago. But nobody in London bothered to man any kind of emergency control centre over that one. […]

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As he wondered around Hull in a strangely heightened and impressionable state there was something about the place that reminded him of Belgium. …the tendency towards tired and overblown monumentalism   …something in the extravagant, blowsy, theatrical gestures …the exhausted imperialism …the peculiar and unpredictable municpalism ….the scruffiness, the deadpan appreciation of the sinister and […]

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