One of my favourite Stacey Kent songs has always been Breakfast On The Morning Tram, which was written by Jim Tomlinson with lyrics by Kazuo Ishiguro. I’ve always imagined some exotic European
Welcome to the Website of Alan Burnett: writer, blogger, collector of old photographs, and devotee of all things pointless and inconsequential.
Halifax Borough Market – dark and light, hard and soft, functional lines and extravagant curves … and dripping with colour. Come to think of it, that could be a suitable
The Victorians were good at Town Halls: built with equal parts of civic pride, cheap labour and local taxes. Town Halls, sewers, churches and chapels – the Victorians were big
When you get to the end of the road, there is an ingrained need in us all, to get in a rowing boat and go that little bit further.
The ethereal spire of All Soul’s Church seems to almost float above the mills, shops and apartments, as though it’s determined to grab the spiritual high ground. This is high
This was one of the first posts I ever put up on my blog, I posted it fifteen years ago in 2006. It came to mind because …. this morning
A day out in Skipton – a return to normality of types. I am sure, however, that normality used to involve wild parties, exotic travel and racing through the sun-soaked
One of the least known of Henry Moore’s monumental sculptures is his 1970 Reclining Figure which has been on permanent display in Halifax for the last fifty years. In order
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