that these links open in a new tab or window
This wasn't meant to become a comprehensive links
page, but it sort of grew. It is my personal list
of favourites, collated for my own use. They are
loosely organised and I hope you can follow my logic.
If you are after a bespoke site, go to Cyndi's
Genealogy Research Links
— Online resources,
marriages and deaths, censuses,
and glossaries, services,
and starting family
— Old and new
and other useful stuff
Local Interest and History
Links — Information on Tameside,
World War Links
— Split into WWI,
WWII and sites that apply
Programs and Website Resources
— A few sites related to our families.
Meanwhile, here are some of my Non-gen Favourites.
These are loosely organised (as I am) into sport,
films, TV and radio and places
we like for holidays.
Also see my links to sites about words,
a few of my favourite authors,
some of the people who have
made me laugh over the years and sites that
are hard to categorise, but which are entertaining
or informative (latest)
I'm red to the bone, as is my dad and his father before
him. The BBC is good for the latest
news, or try the unofficial sites, Red
Cafe and Red
Issue. And see paintings and read the philosophy
for the uninitiated, EricCantona.com!
Two great games stand out. The 1968
European Final against Benfica, not least because
'I was there.' Second, the 1999
Champions League final against Bayern. A game
that I woke up the day after (sore head) and wondered
whether I had dreamt it or not.
Give Me Football
The Professional Footballers' Association
official site. Register with the searchable tranfer
The half decent football magazine.
An US based monthly guide to the beautiful game.
World Football Organisation
D edicated to serving the needs of the football clubs
from around the world, including my home town club,
Makers of quirky/inspirational t-shirts.
England are probably the best team in the world right
now, having beaten both New Zealand and Australia
away from home. Also see the Zurich
Premiership site and the BBC.
And when there's no footie, cricket's the ticket.
Also see Lancashire
CC. What baffles most newcomers to cricket are
its arcane laws. They are online at Lords.
Of course, that won't help if you've never played
or watched the game.The BBC offers more
The thing about cricket is that is 'stats'
paradise, long before footie, rugby etc ever thought
of the idea. There is are now programs
to help you keep count.
And then there is the Duckworth
Lewis rule for one-day matches and you can download
to make life easier.
Of course, cricket is probably the one sport where
conditions can give one team a distinct advantage
over the other.
If pushed, my most memorable moment would be the 1981
Headingley Test, rightly attributed to Beefy,
but we should not forget Mike Brearley et al.
And I will never, ever forget the six sixes of Sir
Gary Sobers, nor the wonderful, full-hitting slouch
Though I never saw him bowl, another hero is Harold
Larwood who was a major part of the infamous Bodyline
series of 1932/33.
Cricket commentator, bon viveur and general good egg!
This site gives a glimpse into his life and audio
clips, including the the infamous 'leg
over' discussion with Aggers. There is also the
Still very much a northern game.
TV and Radio
A splendid nostalgia site, recalling the early days
of British television. Lots of clips and theme tunes
from my childhood. Its sister site, Radio
Days, does the same for BBC radio.
Radio's longest running 'soap.' Find out about the
or listen to the latest
episode online. Also links to Jennifer Aldridge's
Alternatively, try Archers
Addicts or Chris Harrison's summaries.
I've never been into fishing, but often wish I was
when I listen to Nick Hancock's radio show.
The complete and utter fantabulosa website about Kenneth
TV's longest running soap and the only one I watch.
You can find an unofficial at CorrieNet
and check out the nicknames
used on 'The Street.'
Dedicated to British cinema, featuring some of my
all time favourites, such as Ice
Cold in Alex and the Third
of the Rings
The best two films I've seen in many years and the
third and final one due on 17 December. Make it a
date! Keep up to date with One
Ring produced by fans.
Check out the effects
page to build your own orc or skin an elf.
of the places we like
The first 'sun' holiday we had together — sailing
in the Irish Sea seldom falls into that category.
It was also our last on our own as it was where we
decided to 'family' and our daughter was born less
than a year later.
Fabulous place though and one that we hope to return
to. On our own! Also see the official
Our next holiday. Technically we were still childless,
but Pat was five months pregnant with Bryony and the
'beach ball' had grown by the end of it.
Lovely place. Especially liked the rabbit meals, to
the soundtrack of shotguns in the background bagging
tomorrow's grub. Also Mahon,
supposedly the birthplace of mayonnaise.
This time with a toddling B in tow. Had a great time,
especially at Roula's Rollers.
Work commitments got in the way so much that we could
only holiday in winter, which meant the Canaries.
We loved Lanzerote so much, we went to the place twice.
National Park is fabulous.
If you like seeing elderly German nudists, this is
the place for you! But if you ignore that, a very
Loved our stay in Paphos. So much to see without hiring
Not all holidays have to be overseas. Two excellent
holidays in Angelsey. This site is not too informative,
so try Angelsey
A weekend at the famous resort is like a week anywhere
else! Renowned for its illuminations
Beach with rides such as the Big
One, although our favourite is Valhalla.
Also see the BBC's Tower