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York Minster, York

Northern Soul takes a trip to historical York

June 27, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul takes a trip to historical York

It’s the early 80s and I’m on my first school trip. Everything is going swimmingly.

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Elephant, Maasai Mara

Travel: Northern Soul goes on safari in Kenya

June 19, 2017 Comments Off on Travel: Northern Soul goes on safari in Kenya

Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to travel to some astonishing places but one of the stand-out continents is Africa for its sheer vastness and beauty.

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Valencia

Travel: Northern Soul takes a solo trip to sunny Valencia

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on Travel: Northern Soul takes a solo trip to sunny Valencia

Last year I decided I was going to be a big brave boy and go on holiday as a solo traveller.

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Clydebank, image by Robert Hamilton

A River Runs Through It: Northern Soul cheers on the Bankies

March 3, 2017 Comments Off on A River Runs Through It: Northern Soul cheers on the Bankies

At various times in my life I lived at 12 Stewart Street, Dalmuir in the borough of Clydebank.

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Sorrento by Chris Park

Review: Sorrento, Italy

November 5, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Sorrento, Italy

It was almost complete. We’d spent two art lessons perfecting our papier mâché Vesuvius with chicken wire and a few card houses to represent the ill-fated Pompeii.

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Orca trip by Chris Payne

Where’s Whaley? From Manchester to North Shields to Amsterdam – and back again

October 23, 2016 Comments Off on Where’s Whaley? From Manchester to North Shields to Amsterdam – and back again

As a young boy visiting my grandparents in Perthshire, I was told the story of a white rabbit which supposedly lived wild in a small glen just outside Gleneagles.

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The Flying Scotsman by Chris Payne

Brew North: East Lancashire Railway’s Rail Ale Tour

October 6, 2016 Comments Off on Brew North: East Lancashire Railway’s Rail Ale Tour

It’s the eggy bread I’m worried about.

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Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

What’s on in Chester: an insider’s guide

August 14, 2016 Comments Off on What’s on in Chester: an insider’s guide

For a city famous across the globe for its rich past, Chester is very much focused on the present and the future when it comes to its diverse cultural offering.

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Tarn Hows

Tarn Hows: heaven on earth

March 10, 2016 Comments Off on Tarn Hows: heaven on earth

It’s Summer 1980 and Bodie and Doyle of Professionals fame are stalking out potential bandits.

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Royal Exchange © Matthew J Graham, 2013 (2)

Northern Soul’s Top Places to Visit in the North

December 19, 2015 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Top Places to Visit in the North

At Northern Soul, we make no bones about it: we love the North. I mean, we REALLY love it. With that in mind (and mindful about the Christmas spirit), we thought we’d share some of our favourite Northern places with you.

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