Tag Archives: Coalville

If you were born between the 50s – 80s congratulations – You made it!

“the road to hell is lined not just with good intentions but with health and safety laws too…” Do watch the video I’ve linked below. It’s a little cheesy and (forgive me, my US friends) a little too American in its … Continue reading

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21 Again – Birthday reflections

The Day So…yesterday was my birthday. And very nice it was too. I came to school only to find my first class had banned me from entering the classroom for a few minutes. Fine. When I was allowed in I … Continue reading

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On winning the Shot-put

Have you ever been bitterly humiliated and utterly destroyed inside and no one around you even noticed? I must write about just what LAMB school gets up to and I will do at some point, but today I want to … Continue reading

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My Town – part two

Continuing my two-parter on life in my midlands hometown. I got a lot of response from many friends from Coalville on my facebook – publicly and privately. Feel free to add your memories of the place in the comments below … Continue reading

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My Town – part one

Whilst studying in the UK I’ve had the opportunity to visit family in the Midlands – specifically a little town outside Leicester called Coalville where I spent my formative years in the early 80s. If you’ve ever seen Billy Elliot … Continue reading

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