As a lad I was treated at Batley Hospital. I distinctly remember splitting my eyelid at Batley Scouts while playing British Bulldogs and being taken to the hospital on Carlinghow Hill to have it stitched. I won’t be so presumptious as to say “Ah the good old days”, but when I look at the state of the building today, then it does make me sad.
My father took one big secret with him to his grave; that of his mother. We had known since my brother and I were teenagers that the woman we called our Grandmother (and she will be referred to as my Grandmother for the remainder of the story) was not in fact our fathers genetical mother. That fact became obvious after two little boys rummaging around where they had no business found my fathers Birth Certificate.
Not long ago the picture of a train with a bricked up door caught the imagination of the Hamburg public. The train had apparently run for hours through the city before the operators discovered that something was amiss.
Joe was a Tyke, like myself, hailing from Sheffield, Yorkshire – an industrial city, famous for its production of steel, a working class city. His rise to fame took him out of the city, to America, to Woodstock to be part of a legend.
A walk through Berlin starting at the Brandenburg Gate and ending at the Victory Column takes us down the Boulevard “Straße des 17. Juni”, named after the riots in the now defunct so-called “German Democratic Republic”
The plaque with the names of countless students who achieved exceptional success hangs proudly and tells of a glorious past when Batley Grammar School really was the school in which to receive your education.
Oh yes, I remember Carlinghow Old Hall. I used to walk past it every day on my way to school. Although it was a mess, there was no doubt that it was a place of great antiquity.
Hidden and decaying above an amusement arcade In Batley, West Yorkshire is the former Regent Picture House. With these words a breathtaking photo series of the rotting Cinema is presented on Flickr by photographer “Richboxfrenzy”. Batley News reported exclusively in 2007 Plans to revive the old cinema as outlined by the Batley News as far…
Daughter Selina poses between the 2711 Steles which make up the above ground level part of the Holocaust Cenotaph in Berlin.