Beeston, Nottingham

20 Oct

Steel City Scribblings is soon to become a misnomer: its headquarters and pulsing nerve centre relocated to Beeston, vibrant and pleasantly situated satellite to Nottingham, a fifteen minute tram or cycle ride from the new Steel City House. Yesterday I … Read More »

Fishgirl rising

12 Oct

Given my denunciations of the Guardian, and preference for other sources¬† – OffGuardian, CounterPunch, the Canary, Al-Monitor, Russia Today, Strategic Culture; the Economist even –¬†when seeking to triangulate on what is happening out there, you may look askance at my … Read More »

Steel City Garden of Rest

10 Oct

Also known as Sheffield’s General Cemetery, is nine acres of woodland and curving pathway, grassland, graves and terraced catacombs spilling northward and down from Cemetery Road, with the old snuff mill and Frog Walk to the left, to the grand … Read More »

More autumn leaves

9 Oct

  I write so much on the insanity and venality of the world, yet life is full of endless beauty. I think it the hardest thing to hold, in the same breath, taking in both and overlooking neither, life’s vast … Read More »

Hope and blue skies

25 Sep

Yesterday I picked up my good friend Sue to drive out to Hope, due east of Castleton, south-east of Edale. We parked up near the school and within minutes were on the steep ascent to Lose Hill. Here, more or … Read More »

Whitney Bridge to Ross on Wye

24 Jul

The border Wye is in some ways similar to its smaller namesake in Derbyshire’s White Peak, the Wye that rises west of Buxton to enter the town then turn southwards through Millers Dale and Monsal Dale, Ashford and Bakewell, to … Read More »