Here are some photographs from the journey by bike across Northern England described in ‘Riding into the Storm.’ Below those are some pictures taken from the period in the fifties and early sixties which is also described in the book.
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the river Ribble floods after the rain resting in Rathmell
uphill resting place canal lock water art
grief can flow easily… …and be expressed in different ways
a lunch date with dad Selby: the view I wanted all along
a friend on the path a levee obscures the view
the water tower with mysterious door was this dad’s old school?
mermaid tree art in Hull the old railway track to Withernsea
flat land, big sky Withernsea and lighthouse
Baz performs journey’s end – or where it all started
Ernest and Irene get married
loving parents make for happiness
helicopter arrives at Stoke Mandeville: the first to land there
doctors attend; Irene is extreme left Xmas 1958; Irene, Ernest, and his parents
Stoke Mandeville; me left, my brother right
outside the bungalow in Leeds me, Irene, my brother, Auntie Mary