I want to celebrate the Samsung Note 4 which, though now quite old, is still giving me sterling service. In fact, this post is being written on it, my feet up on the sofa, on holiday in a remote Scottish location with no phone or data signal. If I find an internet cafe (yes they still exist here) later this week, I will upload it.
It’s been a pleasure meeting Ken Priestley and seeing his Holmfirth Antiques gramophone workshop. He has just repaired the wind up spring on my 1930s Gilbert gramophone. I have learnt such a lot about these great old music machines.
Mill workers’ poems about 1860s cotton famine rediscovered
After the double tragedy of the Glasgow School of Art… some good news…
Some buildings have passion… this is one. You can feel the Gothic Revival spirit of Burnley Grammar School. It was the first design of a former pupil, William Angelo Waddington, who went onto great things in architecture. It is listed grade II but could easily be II*.
1st July is also my birthday!
It’s always sad that a place of worship is to be demolished, no matter how modest. This Roman Catholic chapel lies in countryside close to the ancient village of Huncoat near Accrington. It has just been closed and will soon be demolished.