The North is not God’s Country

Stuart Maconie in Adventures on the High Teas (2009) has this to say about the North: … the worst of the North, who bang on about it being God’s Country. It isn’t. There is no God’s Country. Unless it all is. Or unless it’s Einstein’s Country. Merely coming from the north per se is nothing to be proud of. You have to do something, go … Continue reading The North is not God’s Country

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Cultural Traces from Ordinary Places

Welcome to my blog. I’m the editor and new to this sort of writing, off the cuff, in the moment. I’m going to enjoy writing it. I hope you enjoy reading it. placesandculturaltraces.com is at heart a desire to link our past to our present. The dominance of the industrial era, for this country at least, appears to be over – for now. As industries … Continue reading Cultural Traces from Ordinary Places