Gary Strachan – "Write" Said Fred

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Nice To See You. To See You….

Yesterday, I was saddened to hear of the passing of veteran entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth. Although not an avid viewer of his ITV game shows from the 1980’s onwards, in the 1970’s his show The Generation Game joined the likes of Morecambe & Wise, Mike Yarwood, The Two Ronnies and Kojak, in making my childhood Saturday night TV a delight. For the uninitiated, a catchphrase is a kitsch accompaniment to an entertainers act, many of which don’t […]

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Tales from ‘The Fell’ Scorebox – Part 1

During yesterdays nostalgic musings which broached the subject of cricket scoreboards, recollections of working in a local club’s scorebox in my early teens manifested themselves in my random mind. Joining Gateshead Fell cricket club as a junior player in 1976 took my life on a much needed new path. My recently acquired joys of puberty, along with the end of a phase of my development that I truly loved, hit me badly. As my voice dropped […]

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