Northern Soul

Author: Gerry Potter

Queen of the Shrews: a tribute to Jean Alexander and Hilda Ogden

October 17, 2016 Comments Off on Queen of the Shrews: a tribute to Jean Alexander and Hilda Ogden

The thing with shrews is this: no matter how piercing or shrill, they’re very clever.

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Caroline Aherne: a tribute

July 11, 2016 Comments Off on Caroline Aherne: a tribute

In the first of our tributes to the comedian, writer and actress Caroline Aherne, who died earlier this month, Northern Soul’s Gerry Potter writes about a very special person.

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Heaton Park bonfire night by Chris Payne

An Elegy for Bonfire Night

November 3, 2015 Comments Off on An Elegy for Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night, or ‘Bommy Night’ as I’ve always known it, is incredibly special.

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Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride

Our Deirdre: a love letter to the Street’s first modern woman

July 24, 2015 Comments Off on Our Deirdre: a love letter to the Street’s first modern woman

I’ve been trying to work out why I was terribly moved by the death and subsequent tributes to Anne Kirkbride.

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