It’s the festival that brought you Davros (and his Deep Space Deviants) well before they were a twinkle in Simon Cowell’s scowl. The festival that, for the last two years has taken the best of Wigan music for a two day cavalcade of fun in the lakes and it’s back for 2016.
The following article first appeared in the January 2016 issue of the Mudhuts Football Express. There was a time where I wasn’t “into” music. That’s not to say I didn’t like music, but with a record collection that mainly consisted of the second two Adam and the Ants LPs, Wham! Fantastic! and a couple […]
British TV was once the envy of the world. Now it is a mix of reality shows, ageing celebrity comebacks and repeats from yesteryear. That doesn’t leave you, the viewer, with a lot to get excited about does it? In recent years, however, people have turned to subtitled European faire for their fix of fresh, […]
With all the, erm, banter, no scrub that, hatred going back and forth following Wigan Warriors rearranging their forthcoming fixture against Salford, we thought we’d do our bit for the “one town, two teams” campaign by dragging this article from the Mudhutter archives. Thanks to Johnny Bogroll for finding it for us.
I kid thee not, this event first took part last year to the bemusement of the locals and of the traffic heading up & down Bolton Road. It was such a success, unless you are a worm that the village people are after the underground snakes again June 8th this year. Really what more […]
February 2014 Like his appointment in June 2013, Roberto Martinez’s resignation has been a long protracted event. Everton’s Web Site this afternoon confirmed his departure on http://www.evertonfc.com, stating Roberto has left with mutual consent, after a meeting this morning with Chairman Bill Kenwright.[PPD_PAYTOREADMORE] Roberto’s 9 month tenure, in the fans eyes never really […]
Saint George is perhaps most famous for slaying a dragon. This is obviously a fictitious story and very little is known about the real St. George. The little we do know is as follows: · Born in Turkey (either Anatolia or Cappadocia) · Lived in 3rd century AD · His parents were Christian · […]
Only Mad Dogs And English Batsmen… I’m trying to cut down on my slating of Americans during my blogs as it must look like I hate them. Of course, I don’t at all, but I seem to attract the dregs of American society wherever I go. On a trip to Elephante Island, just off […]
Part 2: Gatecrashing England’s hotel It’s almost too much to take at times. Trying to cross the roads, trying to block out the noise, trying to breath when crushed on a train with crotches being pressed into you from every angle. If there is one thing however that makes it all worthwhile – it’s […]
The journey of two-West Standers following the England cricket team in India Four o’clock in the morning, four o’clock in the bloody morning! That’s the sort of sacrifice that us bloggers make for you, our adoring public. Well, sort of. For me it’s a case of flicking a switch that publishes this article whilst I’m […]
One of the threads here at thisnorthernsoul was a debate about Football or Music, http://www.thisnorthernsoul.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=8998.0 so this reminded me of a time from an era of my youth, this year is 40 Years since the Bickershaw Pop Festival in 1972 Now even though it was “my era” […]