Slow York

I’ve started up a new web outlet – ‘Slow York’. A Tumblr site about getting lost in York – away from the main tourist ruts. York’s superdense historic core is ringed by leaden encampments of suburban public and private housing. It’s real commerce, like everywhere else, is conducted within earshot of its orbital roads. It’s […]

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Briggflatts

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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Scarborough

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 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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