Category Archives: Derbyshire Ripley

Fable: One from the archive… Can’t remember if this ever saw the light of day… #amwriting

Fable They’re dancing in Chaplain’s She’s only fifteen She’s naive and gorgeous He’s fit and he’s keen   It’s clear she’s a virgin He just doesn’t care He gropes at her bottom She fondles his hair    They’re dancing so … Continue reading

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Looking around for something to perform at a performance poetry workshop… ‘Not Waving but Driving’ after Stevie Smith

Not Waving but Driving Everyone saw boyracer’s car But his stereo still pounded ‘There’s nothing like the open road I’m not showing off, just driving’    ‘What a tosser, he was always around the market And now he’s dead His … Continue reading

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A little event to commemorate a huge undertaking: marking the @Pentrichrevolt

For immediate release 29 April 2015 A little event to commemorate a huge undertaking: 13 June at Pentrich Village Hall from 1pm to 6pm. After considerable organisation and the influence of a government agent provocateur on 9 June 1817 around … Continue reading

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The sayings of Dora, my great nan, widow of a #Seaforthhighlander #wewillrememberthem wonder if any of these come from the trenches #WW1

This a quick post, as I need to get ready for the Remembrance Day parade in Codnor, where we remember the first soldier in the village to die in WW1. You can find out more about the soldiers that died in … Continue reading

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