Through the Meniscus

26 July 2014 // On Water

‘The River’ by Dr Sharon Blackie Thanks very much to David and Sharon from the Riverwitch blog for letting us repost this piece. Perhaps truth is not a place but a dance. That is what it seemed to be this morning when a piece of knowledge I first had as a young boy, and somehow […]

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Jeb’s Jukebox

25 July 2014 // Jeb's Jukebox

Sumpin’ Funky Going On Donnie Fritts Atlantic 1974 This is one of the records that, for me, started my record buying life. My real record buying life. A life that meant: dig deep for the good stuff. When I was living in Texas in the 70’s, an unhappy teenager, I met Dan Del Santo. It […]

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Justin Partyka photography workshop

24 July 2014 // Photography

Photo: Justin Partyka Charles Rangeley-Wilson writes: It seems like the other day, but I’ve checked and it wasn’t … it was five years ago. My wife, Vicky, came home from UEA and told me about an exhibition of photographs there, photographs she was sure I’d like. There were images of farmyards and beet fields and […]

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Pint by the River Irwell

23 July 2014 // Pint/Cake

Simply perfect: First Chop brewery team up with Good Measure clothing to produce a special run of single hop craft beer. Manchester’s First Chop Brewery and the Good Measure clothing label have more in common than most. Both make small runs of fine products and place high quality raw materials at the heart of their […]

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The Idle Angler

22 July 2014 // Books

The Idle Angler by Kevin Parr The Medlar Press £18, out now Review by Jon Berry. I rarely read angling books these days. It is not that there aren’t new things to be said, but I’ve found precious few examples of writers actually saying them. Aside from Yates’ Lost Diary, I haven’t been excited about […]

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