In My Life I Loved You More

I was going to write that Sean Connery’s spoken version of this beautiful and poignant song was in my humble opinion a better rendition than the Beatles (sacrilege!).  Then I found this on  You Tube but promise me you will watch and listen  before you read the lyrics of this Beatles song. The clip cleverly uses a juxtaposition of Sean Connery’s perfect narration with the Beatles original release of the track. It was used as the final closing moments to Sky Sports coverage of one of the most memorable football matches that has ever taken place.

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Childhood Images: Accrington, Lancashire Part 2

Childhood Images: Accrington, Lancashire Part 2

The title of this piece deliberately includes the word “images.” Images conjure up wonderful memories for me of Accrington. Primarily those images are inside my head. I assist you the reader by showing some of them in celluloid or at least its digital equivalent.

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Childhood Images: Accrington, Lancashire

Childhood Images: Accrington, Lancashire

I was born in Accrington, Lancashire in 1947. My mother gave birth to me in the family home at 36, Newark Street. I say family home but it was my grandparents’ home Billy and Jane Cornwall (nee Southworth). My Mum had been raised in that street along with her siblings and had met my Dad through living in that street. Other family members also lived in Newark Street. At the time of my arrival into this world my Dad was working as a police officer in Liverpool having joined that force in 1946 following the end of WW2. When I was 12 months old Mum, Dad and me moved to a new council house in Huyton, Liverpool. I was raised there and left Liverpool when I was about 23 years old. I am proud of my Liverpool roots and was thrilled to hear my friend’s Dad accept me as a true Scouser though not born in the city. It was a real accolade as the friend’s Dad was born and raised in Liverpool and had been a docker (stevedore) all his working life.

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