It seems that there is now a Road/Close in my hometown of Market Weighton called “Harold Elgey Close”, it’s named after my late father.
Seems my sister Glynis put a proposal to East Yorkshire and Market Weighton Council to have a road named after him on some land she’d recently sold to developers and they agreed on it, so now for future generations my dad’s name will be seen in Market Weighton, he’ll sort of be immortalised . . . how cool is that . . well done Glynis and well done dad . .
That’s what I’ve had & I can’t really tell the Internet why, but it’s all down to something my dad did many years ago, because of his forethought I’m a more happy man today.
Me & Harold as he liked to be called weren’t the best example of father & son the world has produced, there were many times after rows I wished he wasn’t my father & he probably thought the same about me as his son, but in later years after I’d moved to Manchester we seemed to get on a little bit better, though this time of more fatherly/son relationship didn’t last long, not because we argued again or fell out, but because that nasty little shit called cancer came a calling.
It’s because of cancer my dad never got to meet my partner Melanie or got to see the house I bought, never got to congratulate me on sticking in a job for more than 3 yrs. I sometimes wonder how much farther we’d have got in getting to know each other again, there’s many things I’d have liked to ask my dad over the years that have passed, about his time in the army or what it was like growing up on a barge, these questions will now remain unanswered.
What I do know about my dad is that he really cared about all of us, my mum, my sisters & me, these past 2 weeks have proved that, so where ever you are dad I just want to says thanks and I really do wish that last year, we’d only been able to have more time together.
gt in my car and drive across to my mothers to bring her across to Manchester so we can spend the day at the Imperial War Museum North looking at the Captured exibition.
Why the captured exibition ?
Well my mum was a civilian internee of the Japanese from the day after Singapore fell to the VJ day, so this exibition will be of great interest to my mum and may even have exihibits from camps she was interned in.
Anyway got to shoot if I want to get across there and back before it gets to late.
Yes I’ve been one of the unlucky one’s, I’ve spent the last 2 days holed up in bed with m body not knowing which end it wants to spontaneously produce bodily fluids first, horrible horrible experience I can tell you, on top of that I’ve had hot and cold sweats that have made sleeping near impossible, as of a couple of hours ago the sweats have stopped and I’m hoping the rest of the syptoms die down a bit so I can attempt to get in the car and head to Yorkshire to my mothers.
If I feel any better by about 3-4pm I’m going to have a go at driving across there, so keeping m fingers crossed, if I do manage it I should be back in Yorkshire for about 7-8pm.
Mel’s staying in Manchester as her father Fred’ back across from Ireland for the festive season, so gives them time to catch up, much the same way me going to Yorkshire gives me and Mum chance to talk, Mel, Gail, Sel and Fred are going for a meal later all being well, so there’ll be some more photo’s for the Moore clan on flickr at some point.
Time for me to bugger off now as need to start getting ready if I’m going to attempt 80 miles without being sick in the car, plenty of dry toast, Lucazade and a bottle of mineral water to prepare for the journey.
Have I bought any presents yet ? Nope not a single one, mainly due to being very broke, but hopefully get paid tomorrow, so shall be using the money to fund Christmas and the New Year, some it will also be spent on an evening out with the boy’s, who I probably won’t be seeing at all over Christmas, mainly due to being at my mothers in Market Weighton.
It’s nice heading back to Weighton over Christmas, gives me chance to catch up on all the gossip and see friends for a couple of day’s, worst thing is deciding which friends I’m going to see and which friends I’ll let down, but when your only back for 2-3 days you have to make these sort of choices, you can’t see everyone and hopefully people will understand that, anyway there’s always the New Year when I can catch up with them.
It’ll be good to see my mum, not seen her for about 6-7 months now and I know Christmas can be quite hard when you know dad’s not around any more and having the rest of the family togeather at this time of year helps us all I think and we can remember him togeather, as I’m typing this I feel as if I want to cry, I do miss my dad, we may not have always been the best of friends at times, but he was always there when I really needed him and he did his best to guide me on the road we call life, so its good that I cry when I remember him.
whats the matter with Blue, it’s given me a bit more time to concentrate on uploading some of the videos we took in Cornwall.
Up first there’s the village of Helford, somewhere one of Mel’s work mates told us to check out, Helford’s a small estuary village situated on the Lizard, its not very car friendly so you need to park your car at the top of the village and then take the winding road down to it, but once you do, get yourself to the local pub the Shipwrights for a nice Ploughmand and some of the localy brewed cider called Helfords
Next up is the place we called home for the week we were in Cornwall, this being Mullion Cove, its a very small harbour situated on the edge of the Lizard, there’s about 8 houses in total on the Cove and about 5 of these are rental, so you literally have the place to yourselves on a night time, its absolutely gorgeous at night, you can see the night sky unimpeded by street lamps, which make the whole night seem that much darker then in Manchester.
At times the sea can be quite rough, especially when theres a storm on the way and it’s still used regularly by local fisherman as a base to sail from
Hopefully I’ll get a few more videos up tomorrow night, but for the time being I need to start getting ready to go out as were taking Auntie Marge out for her birthday tonight and then its on to Damian and Debbie’s for Damians 30th, both should be fun, though don’t think we’ll be getting back from Damians until the early hours as this will most likely turn into an all-night-er
So every couple of months I get an email from those lovely people at Skint records touting there wares and every so often they have a little competiton to win stuff, so everytime there is one I have a go and enter it and I got and email back just a few moments ago to tell me I’ve just won 2 guestlist places for this
Be upstanding for the legendary X Press 2!!! Rocky, Diesel and Ashley Beedle have become world famous as the trio that make up X-Press 2 and to help celebrate the launch of their Best Of Collection titled Raise your Hands the guys are dropping by to do what they do best and DJ for 6 hours for the Gallery at Ministry of Sound. Combining 3 mixers, 6 decks and a myriad of EFX and quality tunage the boys are always sure fire winners with crowds across the globe and the Ministry of Sound and Gallery are the natural hosts for the London leg of the tour. The trio have been dishing up Balearic house, progressive, disco and pop house since the early nineties often employing male vocalists such as David Byrne (‘Lazy’) and The Music’s Rob Byrne (‘Kill 100′) and Kurt Wagner (‘Give It’) on their biggest singles. Raise your Hands lifts its title from the Sole Fusion sample used on their second single ‘London X-Press’ and the collection includes their four big singles from 2002′s crossover album Muzikum, three cuts from follow up Makeshift Feelgood as well as early singles on Junior Boys Own. The collection also comes with a second remix disc including big X-Press 2 re-rubs by Carl Craig, Freeform Five and Superchumbo as well as X-Press 2′s remix of ‘Star69′ by Fatboy Slim and The Gallery faithful will no doubt be treated to a bevy or original and remixes throughout the six hours. In short… this is the London Album Launch Party and it’s gonna be one unmissable event!!
We’re giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets for this party (3 pairs available to first 3 correct answers out of the email hat)
But heres the sad bit of news I can’t fcuking get there because Mrs HP’s dad’s staying with us and although I’d love to say sorry future father in law but you know how I said I’d take ya out for a beer on Friday, well tough I’m going to London town for a bit of a laugh and a crack . . I cant cause then I’d have me rations reduced by Mrs HP, so at the moment I’m just trying to get hold of a mate in London to see if he can go instead.
4 comps I’ve entered with Skint records and 4 times I’ve won some guest pass or other and 4 fcuking times somethings come up to prevent me going . .
turned out well, met Zoe and her partner who are the proud owners of this new live music venue in Stretford and have to say myself and John had a very good time indeed, got to see 2 of the bands who played that night before we headed to Chorlton for a few, though it would seem we obviously enjoyed the Green Windmill a lot more then we thought, because after just 2 drinks in Chorlton we were soon making our way back there.
The Green Windmill is’nt just a place to see live bands it’s also a good place to meet up with friends as it has 2 bars, one situated on the ground floor where the you can arrange to meet your mates and have a chat and a few beer’s and then you can head up to the 1st floor bar where the stage is situated and then just kickback and watch the bands play while enjoying the numerous beers, lagers and spirits the venue has to offer, I’ve also heard they may even be starting to serve food in the not to distant future, but this is just a rumour so don’t hold me to it.
I must say that the joint owners of The Green Windmill and the staff who work there are indeed an enthusiastic group of people who through there love of live music taken on the ghost that was the Moulin Rouge bar and turned it into the place it is now . . . a very good live music venue and a very friendly bar, I can only see things getting better for this place and will definitely be visiting again and be telling my friends and anyone who’ll listen to check this place out.
Below you’ll find the link to some of the photo’s I took of the night, quite a few are blurry so bear with me ( I was a little bit pissed I’m afraid).
Well it would seem that the former Moulin pub/bar/club in Stretford is now the home of Manchesters newest Live Music Venue The Green Windmill
The Moulin re-opened under this new name on the 6th June, the new club will be showcasing the best in un-signed/signed artists and tribute bands, according to the blurb they will be playing music varying from Rock to Cool Acoustic & Retro Sounds.
As well as bands there gonna be bringing you sets from some of the top DJ’s in Manchester.
Its about time Stretford had something it can call its own so heres hoping it survives the first few months and grows into something big
I’ve not been myself (Will be going this Friday or Saturday) but a few friends have been and they’ve said its a pretty cool place and have recommended we visit, so reckon that we’ll be checking the place out and giving a little report on here.
For those of you who don’t know the clubs situated on the Chester Road side of the Stretford Arndale Shopping centre and is accessed via a door in the Arndales wall leading you up a set of stairs to the venue itself, once we’ve been I’ll take a few photo’s and sitck them on here so you can get a feel of the place yourselfs.
So watch this space for a 1st hand report in the meantime heres the band/dj listing for the next 2 months, also if anyone else has been feel free to leave a comment