Musings From The Padded Cell

Archives for June 2013

The Road to Scarborough – Where’s the Ibuprofen?

The Morning After In and around Bradford, several old cricketers got up last Monday morning feeling stiffer than they could ever remember but with limbs partially soothed by the safe negotiation of their first match in the Grey Fox Trophy 2013, a competition for over fifties cricketers…and no…you don’t get a Parker pen simply for […]

The Road to Scarborough – Go East Old Men!

Bring on the Dales Men Roll up, roll up! This Sunday sees the first match of the Villas 2013 Grey Fox campaign, a trophy for over 50s cricketers, which we have entered for the first time, surely a poignant sign of the times? The fixture is guaranteed to draw the crowds at the famous old […]

The City of Darkness

News that Bradford’s National Media Museum, one of the remaining jewels in it’s tattered crown, is under the threat of closure should alarm anybody that lives here. The museum has suffered from a halving of visitor numbers over the last decade from a peak of one million and is now one of a group of […]


Nobody Loves You When You’re Down & Out First of all its confession time a few decades on from sitting on Father Clancey’s knee all those years ago. Our Father, I have to admit to stealing the Sunday Times magazines from the gym a few days ago; well, it was Tuesday and they were still […]