Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Halifax Noir

Upper George Halifax.

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I talked to  the Polish Embassy in London today.
 It seems that I can apply for a Polish/EU Passport .
 Also Chris & Cath are  eligible
3 Polish Passports !
It's only a thought.But a nice one! 

Sunday, February 16, 2020

and my mama cried

And my mama cried........dreamed I was an eskimo ,frozen wind began to blow under my boots 'n around my toe frost had bit the ground below was a hundred degrees below zero...................
Ken & Stan

Stan The Man was in the same class as me at Clare Hall Halifax 1963-1968
A wonderful bloke.
He died a few weeks back & me & Ken attended his funeral on Thursday.
A very professional  & kind service. They even hired horses,plumes, people in black hats & jompers to carry his coffin to the service
'funeral  ended , as Family & Friends walked out the Crem, Stan's  favourite tune played LOUD!. "Dont Eat The Yellow Snow"
Bravo Stanley.You Won.

Me,Phil & Stan.
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Saturday, February 08, 2020

just like tom thumb blues
So a boring week !
It's just felt like a 'rehersal' but for what? I dont know......
Last week ,while visiting Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield, I tripped in the multi-story car park next to the Market.Breaking my fall. i grazed my thumb.
No big deal ,but the cut was on the joint . Over the last week it became infected & swollen. Hypochondria spread like a coronia virus.....  Hence the photos ⓒ Cathy Zimnoch
The week's good news is, I stumbled upon  a book in Hebden Bridge Library .
It is  the finest prose  I have read in many a long year.....
.Set in the Basque Region of Spain. It's about a serial killer, but it is much more than that.
 [More Federico García Lorca than Raymond Chandler.]
Written by Dolores Redondo  it reads like the finest  poetry.Reminding  me of the style of  Anne Micheals 
 Beautiful stuff...unique. Myth,magic, folklore, withcraft, psychogeography, and much much more...... please steal & read it!
They have also made a movie of it.'Not seen ,probably crap, but hey! This is it's trailer....

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Stan Brown

Stan Brown died this week.
 Me and Phil were in the same class as Clare Hall ,Halifax
His funeral is at Elland Crem on Thursday 13 Feb 
We came like this  in Halifax tonight to mark a passing.................. 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

in Occupied Todmorden today

"Journalist Aran Tori travels across Britain tracking down the nation's Far Right Extremists. The combination of BREXIT and Donald Trump presidency has empowered the Ultra Nationalist cause, leaving communities more divided than ever. Aran enters the world of White Nationalism with a friendly curiosity and open approach, reflecting on his own beliefs of British identity."  Photograph taken in Liverpool yesterday by

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Music For A New Decade.

May I wish all you ßénchers a Happy 2020.
Thank You for your vigilance*
Here is some music to speed you into a new year.
Van Anh Vo leading a performance of "Ghost Riders in the Sky" on a dan bau in Vietnam in 2012.
I especially like her backing band playing those Psychedelic Ironing Boards.Is this the future?
*regarding the " vigilance".Who is that sneaking around the corner in June 2019 in Manchester Central Library?


after the goldrush

"To mark our 500th call you are invited to return to your favourite Sepia Saturday contribution and re-share it with the world". 
This is a sepia saturday
post and below is a re-post of mine from 14th January 2010.
Photo from Aunt Brenda's album.

More uploads from my family's history here.............more info shortly.........Yesterday,.I met My Brother Zyg with Cathy & my Sister-in-Law Jean at The Bear in Todmorden.We had Lunch &; he gave me several Newspaper cuttings relating to Our Family's presence in North America. (not read them yet!) +137 more photos to share including the one above..........It's kind of tricky sharing & scanning these photos as they are both small & stuck in a photo album.I dont want to damage anything so i will take my time to copy them safely........
Here are the first batch I've uploaded.Something I never knew, My Aunty Brenda was born in Canada. My Grandfather moved there in the early 1900's "looking for gold" :"goldpanning" Whatever........I will give you more detail when i understand it more myself.
I have a postcard from Canada.Later my Grandfather must have moved South, hence these photo from Saranac Lake in upstate New York. .
I have been sharing these photos on facebook with Historic Saranac Lake
Turns Out It's Not Connected with Robert Louis Stevenson.But Interesting,None The Less (just mere coincidence a Family member returned?)......
.Sorry I have been AWOL from blogging .will visit you soon!Check Out Alan's Sepia Saturday for other romps !
Photo from Aunt Brenda's album.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Christmas Card

Thanks for the card Don & Margaret .I haven't sent mine all out yet!
Sorry for not being in touch recently,
 'will email this week. Love from Me & Cathy.

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Thunderbirds Are Go !

He has the look of a kid who was bullied by a bunch of working class kids. 
Perhaps The Brexit Party today  is his revenge?

Sunday, November 03, 2019

this week.......

*Update 5th June 2020*
Note : Tolkien's character is not, in my opinion, antisemetic in any fashion . Please click & read   this link: from the Jewish website "Forward" if you don't believe me!
 Also, For a background on Tolkien's "Gollum "  please refer here
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Dominic Cummings

Wednesday, October 23, 2019


photo by Cathy.
Today I asked my Barber
"is this my first Brexit Haircut?"
He doesnt know either.........

Sunday, October 20, 2019

worryingly like the cover of sergeant pepper

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I finally made the stage of Hebden Bridge Trades Club.
(another one now crossed -off  "the bucket list".....)
 Chris Williamson ( MP for Derby North) had some interesting observations about the current shenanigans in Westminister.
He was (of course) there yesterday & then going straight back to Parliament ,from Hebden Bridge, for further adventures tomorrow.....!
As a speaker, he reminds me very much of the late-great Tony Benn (who hated the E.U.) ,I heard Mr Benn   speak in Bury , many moons ago.... 
I have no problem with "Brexit". I might well vote for it myself (next time?) .I am no big fan of the E.U.
But it's Boris & Farage  & Trump i hate .......
Those Posh Boys want to fuck us up the arse.....

Capisci ?

Thursday, October 17, 2019


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i am making a few technical changes here: nothing major &  back to full speed soon!

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Phil's Birthday Drinks In Halifax

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