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Visitors hail it a success!

The inaugural Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival was a huge success putting Rochdale on the cultural map in the North West. Taking place over the weekend of 25-27 October 2013. Hundreds of people came through the door to enjoy readings by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and Simon Armitage, workshops, live music and much more. […]

Clarence Dumanjug Story

I was in the heat of the battle, on the battlefield, my hands griped tightly to my fire arm; steady but accurate, i was prepared for anything. Bullets blast above my head, shrapnel all over the floor,injured men gripping on to dear life; their rested on me, the medic. the war grounds stench of blood […]

Emily Carter Story

Really? Being up this early really does take the mick. My dad and I arrived at the boathouse for 6:45am. I boarded my boat, onto the trailer. Everybody helped. I went straight back to bed because I was competing at 2:30pm. So I had time, plus I was tired. Later, I woke up feeling very […]

Jakob Bauer Story

When I’d got up and got dressed etc, I emptied the dishwasher, and then did my guitar practice. I also did piano practice, which I’d usually do later on, but I did it early because we wanted to go to our allotment later. After breakfast (porridge with syrup) and a Bible reading, I did some […]

Joe Simms Story

A day in the life 6:30 am – I was Awoken by the booming voice of my father, and the blindingly bright, blue sunlit room. I groaned as I reached for my iPod to check the time. As I struggled to climb out of the embrace and comfort of my bed, Athos (the cat) entered […]

Kacper Amanowski Story

7AM. None of the people in this house seem to want to get up and take my baby brother to school. Which usually, I have to do. Him moaning that he wants to go with me doesn’t help either. This is my fate. So with heavy eyelids, I barely crawl over to the bathroom and […]

King Cotton…..A reflection of the past

I am male 63 years old recently retired, until three years ago I was a 35mm photographer and then took the plunge into the digital era. I still tend to create my images within the camera not relying on software such as “photoshop” to digitally enhance or recreate my images.I am what would be classed […]

St Chad’s Church Tower, Rochdale

I take photographs as a hobby. I recently cycled around Rochdale taking photos of all of Rochdale’s listed buildings as there were few showing on the British Listed Building website. Now almost every building has a photo. I live in Rochdale. I work in Manchester as a solicitor at law firm.

Storm Clouds at Hollingworth Lake

I am a keen amateur photographer and walker. I have walked and climbed mountains and hills all over Europe, but still love to enjoy the outdoors in the fabulous South Pennines. I am usually walking with my wife Debbie and my two Border Terriers Talisker and Arran. I always have my camera at the ready […]

Shadow Rocks at Robin Hoods Bed

I am a keen walker and amateur photographer. I have climbed and walked in the mountains and hills all over Europe. I always have my Camera with me to capture that shot. I am usually with my wife Debbie and our two Border Terriers. My moto for shooting landscapes is “If you have seen it, […]