Month: November 2018

Essay

The Low Country

By Bridgett Brunea: The Low Country of coastal South Carolina and Georgia in the eastern United States carries an unmistakable slow charge. It is a place I know as a sun-filled haven when my more northerly home is dusted in snow. Many times have I slipped through the outstretched hand of winter and driven for […]

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Poetry

Misty Morning at Ash Slack

By Patrick Wright: Mists of the East Ridingsthrough two embracing ash trees. The moon was out, a pamplemousse moon.Under black buds of nuinn where moorland bled to slack,I found lots of bird’s-foot-trefoil, scented lily-of-the-valley – my birth month flower – and felled trees gone back to nature.Seeds dropped to mulch near a disused railway line […]

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Story

An Autumn Sunday afternoon walk around Rawhead

By Julia Bennett Driving eastwards past the 150 year old mining engine house chimney – a lieu de mémoire for the dark dirty-secret past of this green and pleasant corner of England. This is the old Salt Road. Salt was carried from the Cheshire ‘witches’, the towns of Middlewich, Nantwich and Northwich, to the port […]

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Essay

Catholic Ghosts on Vauxhall Road

By David Lewis: Note: Liverpool has a small old Jewish community but, as Islam and Hinduism are traditionally not strong faiths in the city, even now there are few mosques or temples.   The religious landscape, fading or vigorous, is overwhelmingly Christian.  Once the division between Catholic and Protestant was deep and strong.  Protestant Orange Lodge […]

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