I think I was allowed to work on the Christmas Post from about sixteen, but the jobs were casual and the number of days you worked depended on how busy … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Holiday jobs – Christmas Postie at Harehills and Sorting at the Queen’s Hall, Leeds.
As I have mentioned before, I attended St Edmund’s Youth Club for a number of years. Roundhay School also had a strong link to St Edmunds and I remember attending … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Coventry Capers – Why you should never take teenagers on outings. St. Edmund’s Youth Club.
After a long slog of delivering Sunday newspapers, I was in need of a change and a way to earn more money. A friend at Roundhay School, Antony, knew of … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Further ventures into the world of work. Leeds in the 1960s.
This morning I was trying to remember when the UK introduced the decimal currency and that got me thinking about my first jobs as a child. The currency changed on … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Learning to Work. Leeds 1960s. Weeding, newspapers and the dreaded weed!
I was speaking with my younger brother yesterday and we were comparing notes from our childhood memories. He confirms that the Anglia was the first car after the Ford Prefect … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Family Tension, Christmas Parties and Summer holidays. The everyday trials of life in suburban Leeds 1950s-60s!
It wasn’t a long walk to the Dominion in Chapel Allerton, but at a young age it seemed a long way, particularly after one of grandma’s extremely filling dinners.
When all seems lost, when all seems won, things can occur to change the whole balance and future of the seven worlds. The final part of Hell Fire makes sure … Continue reading The Final Part – Hell Fire (audiobook)
This is likely to be my last blog until the New Year as I will be busy with visitors, but we shall see. My grandchildren will be staying with me over Christmas and it … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Firsts – First School – Stainbeck Preparatory School – Stainbeck Lane near Chapel Allerton. Growing up in Leeds in the 1950s-60s.
The penultimate episode of Hell Fire (audiobook). Threads are drawn tight, death and danger are everywhere, but it is the dangers that are unexpected that matter most. Brian hopes to save … Continue reading Hell Fire Part 15 – Unfinished Business (Audiobook)
Before the days of central heating and double glazing, houses really knew when Winter had arrived. Temperatures in the bedroom would plummet and the windows would be covered in the … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Winter in the 1960s – Gipton Wood Crescent, Gipton Wood and Hill Sixty, Roundhay Park Leeds.
Help can come from the most unlikely of sources, but then again it might not come at all. The Reever Queen comes in to play her game and she never … Continue reading Gorn But Not Forgotten – Hell Fire Part 14 (Audiobook)
An old enemy is holding all the cards and he is not afraid to use them. The laws governing the Seven Worlds are breaking down and the normality of suburbia … Continue reading The Pulling of the Knot – Part 11 Hell Fire (Audiobook)