Chapter 3: Single Parents and Market Traders (Extract)

Woodstock Walk – Bradford Chapter 3 (Extract) Single Parents and Market Traders   I had known for some time that Carole had been unhappy about the amount of time I was spending away from home, each time I returned we had long and often heated conversations on how we could improve our relationship. So it shouldn’t have come as a surprise when she told me she had met someone else and our marriage was over, I tried everything to make things better and even left my job but it was all too late, I have no one to blame but...

Chapter 2: Red Lights and Roundabouts (Extract)

Chapter 2   Chapter two Red Lights and Roundabouts Bradford in the sixties was a city in its hay day, a city of Industry and Commerce, founded on a global woolen trade that had resulted in a thriving economy and employment for many of its population. Whilst wool traders plied their trade in the many woolen mills and warehouses that adorned the cities landscape, an underclass of less fortunate people had continued to live in poverty and had resulted in a growing red light area being established just outside the city center. Ladies of all ages would frequent street corners...

Chapter 1: The Early Years (Extract)

Three years ago I was prompted to sit down and write about my life.  The Long Road Home Chapter 1 The early years One of my earliest memories is that of my grandparents, my grandfather sat upright in his chair propped by cushions to give him what comfort could be given to a man who was slowly dying. His lungs being eaten away by the mustard gas that had consumed him in the trenches whilst fighting in the Great War, a jam jar sat at his side containing the results of his constant coughing and acting as a timely reminder...