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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 9th September 2011


I agreed to set off the Altzheimers Charity Walk in Workington again this year - and with petrol being the price of liquid gold, decided to make use of the journey to visit old friends. First port of call was Barwick in Elmet where my oldest friend lives. Sue and I shared a cottage in Sale when we both worked for Granada Television - me as a Newsreader and Sue as a super efficient PA. (The cottage was one of several owned by the very popular Corry Character Pat Phoenix)

It was at Sue’s house in Reigate many years ago that I had my Ghostly Experience which was related in Celebrity Ghost stories transmitted in January this year. Still haven’t seen the programme as the promised DVD never showed up and I don’t have Sky TV.

Sue’s sister Audrey was also staying and we had a girlie day out in York. I wanted to find some Brass pot holders so we invaded the Street of Charity Shops. No brass pots but we did stumble across a delightful redundant Church - Holy Trinity. It was fascinating - do look it up on the Internet. Isn’t it sad that so many churches are redundant? Although I’m not a regular worshipper, I hold the belief in a higher power - God - and right and wrong and feel that many of the ills of today’s society are rooted in the lack of morals, respect and faith. And I’m afraid I don’t hold with the way the C of E has swayed in the wind to just about every twist and turn demanded by an increasingly lay society.

Holy Trinity has some very interesting Box Pews, mediaeval stained glass and interesting brick work - well I thought it was a delightful find.

We wandered around the Shambles and were going to have afternoon tea and cake in Betty’s but the queue was too long and we ended up in a delightful antiquated Teddy Bear Shop where I indulged in a piece of Coffee Walnut Cake. I don’t have a sweet tooth but that’s the one cake I used to make and which I can never resist.

Leaving Sue I drove over to Workington and they had a very good turn out - even better than last year despite the dreadful weather. They are doing another Walk at Preston on the 25th so if you want to give your support, please do. At Workington they raise funds, not for research, but to help patients with mobility and other problems. They are operating on Lottery funding which is just about to end so the future of this valiant little band is very much in doubt - so any help would be appreciated.

The Holy Trinity Church - York


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