Riding into the Storm pics

 

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

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uphill resting place                            canal lock water art

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grief can flow easily…       …and be expressed in different ways

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a lunch date with dad                              Selby: the view I wanted all along

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a friend on the path                       a levee obscures the view

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the water tower with mysterious door                     was this dad’s old school?

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mermaid tree art in Hull          the old railway track to Withernsea

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flat land, big sky                    Withernsea and lighthouse

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Baz performs                                                  journey’s end – or where it all started

 

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Ernest and Irene get married

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loving parents make for happiness

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helicopter arrives at Stoke Mandeville: the first to land there

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doctors attend; Irene is extreme left            Xmas 1958; Irene, Ernest, and his parents

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Stoke Mandeville; me left, my brother right

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outside the bungalow in Leeds                         me, Irene, my brother, Auntie Mary

 

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