Posts tagged: Mike Harding

Beer and Skittles

Steve over at Occupied County has been reminiscing about the many local beers that have been lost over the years, one being Wilson’s, the north Manchester founded in 1834, RIP 1998.

Many moons ago, I worked for Wilson’s, or more accurately for a small PR firm that had the brewer’s contract. It was a great job for a lad in his 20s — out most nights of the week with your employer buying the beer. Read more ›››

Ackroyd’s Funeral

It’s funny the things that pop into your head when you’re messing about on the web. Perhaps it was subliminal. I’d been reading Alfie’s post about scattering his father’s ashes at sea and maybe it was this that made me think of Ackroyd’s Funeral by Mike Harding.

I haven’t heard it for years because it’s tuck away in a box somewhere with the rest of our vinyl collection. And we don’t have anything to play vinyl on. Read more ›››