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Jul 19 2018

Love Story (Part two)

What causes one person to care for another more than he cares for himself ? Whom or what was responsible for the way in which he cared for her ? It did not matter, a single kiss and nothing mattered He reflected on the fact that a mere slip of a girl could cause such […]

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Jul 18 2018

A Hard Way to Learn (love story in six parts Part 1)

He remembered the way he felt whenever he looked at her, how could any man do other than extract pleasure from such an ecstasy of pain ? He recalled how her face would glow when she ran towards him and how she would say “No my darling, don’t speak, don’t spoil it, just hold me […]

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Jul 16 2018

Autumn Nostalga by Corin Trivass

In the autumn we walked down country lanes passed dark furrowed fields scarred and scratched by the sharp resourceful plough we kicked crackly leaves in the cool crisp air and red dead ferns littered, grass verges we watched the sun sink out of view far richer in splendid orange and fiery red a last spectacular […]

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Jul 12 2018

Poor Blind Man by Corin Trivass

Poor Blind Man Tip-Tapping your way through life your weary face shows in every minute wrinkle the heavy burden you have carried. Your snowy hair your soft, grey beard reflections in dark glasses showing all you cannot see (There’s a lot which doesn’t bare looking at) and the white tapping stick with which you tap-tap […]

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Jul 11 2018

After Guy Fawkes by Corin Trivass

When the young boy threw paraffin on the jagged mountain of wood, I saw the gleams of delight in young eyes, as the match sent flames wooshing to the sky, dancing and licking as they hungrily devoured the dry, rotting timber. Then came the wonderful display of rainbow colours as the various fireworks showered their […]

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Jul 05 2018

Reflections of a lonely day by Corin Trivass

Walking, down crowded streets alone, eyes flicking from face to face, in the hope of recognition. Someone to smile at or say hello Gazing. in shop windows, ablaze with colour and tempting displays but no money to buy Sheltering in vast city stores from lashing rain relishing ,warm circulating air and standing on escalators up […]

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Jul 03 2018

Thomas Wright Clockmaker in Chester 1656

Petition of Thomas Wright, Grandfatherclocksmaker , stating his ancestors have been freemen for over two hundred years and he now being seventy years of age and having served as one of the ” Counsel” for tweny five years or more, is now too old and his sight is now failing so the he cannot continue […]

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Jun 28 2018

The Disciple

Sorry I’m late,but I’ve been running for a long time now, through the swirling mists of by gone days I’ve learned nothing All this has been a strain and I could do with a rest. but it’s alright,you don’t need to wait, you carry on, I’ll follow later. what’s that? You’re staying here the night […]

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Jun 28 2018

The Disciple

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Jun 12 2018

Cheshire Church Clock, Barthomley

The tower clock was replaced in 1934 at St.Bertoline and the former old timepiece was removed. The new Clock given by the Rev. Edward and the late Mrs Armistead, good as it is, can never take the place of the one made¬† abut 1710 by the Barthomley Smith, which¬† went for over 220 years before […]

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