Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The Olympic Torch in Thirsk and Northallerton - Storified.

We live slap bang in between Thirsk and Northallerton so went to see the relay twice today. It was nice to see so many people come out and enjoy it, and it's been fun to look at their photos, tweets and videos to make this storify

Monday, 18 June 2012

Olympic Torch Relay comes to Darlington

The Olympic Torch Relay passed through Darlington on Sunday as part of its run through Teesside and County Durham. Despite my workplace being heavily involved in the proceedings I couldn't make it up to Darlo for the day, but I'll be taking Jack and Ed to see the torch when it passes through Thirsk and Northallerton on Wednesday. This is my Storify of Sunday's events with the torch in Darlington.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Thirsk; a town in a different class*


Thirsk: in a class of its own
Originally uploaded by westy48
Idly reading Thirsk's Wikipedia entry yesterday I was surprised to see that Thirsk market square was used as a location for one of the photos used in the Pulp album Different Class.

This was the album that included Common People and Disco 2000, and started Jarvis Cockers transformation into a national treasure. I dug out my copy of the CD, snapped a pic with my phone and tweeted it. Graham Denison replied to my tweet suggesting a couple of other Thirsk locations used on the album.




By this morning Thirsk Business Association had also chimed in.

I got out my camera and went for a look. Here's a map with the locations used flagged. Click on the pin to reveal the photo, and click the photo to view a larger size.


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*I nearly called this post "A Thirsk for knowledge" but decided against.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Wordle of Brit Award Winning Artists

Wordle: Brit Award winners since 1977

The Guardian loves a bit of data, and today they've released all of the Brit Award winners since 1977 when the awards were launched. Take That and Robbie Williams have clearly dominated, but it's the smaller winners who are more interesting. Who's your favourite winner?

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Save Darlo

I'm not a football fan, and I certainly can't call myself a Darlington FC supporter. But I work in the town and would hate to see the end of the Quakers.

So me and Jack went to the Northern Echo Arena yesterday to watch their game against Fleetwood. Loads of people were tweeting from around the ground, which made me think I should curate some of them into a Storify.

So, starting on Wednesday when the club was lost for ten minutes, here it is.

The story is so long that it doesn't fit on this page anymore, so it's probably best to view it on the Storify website.

PS: Hi to everyone coming over from Darlo Uncovered.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Storified: Matt Baker rides his rickshaw in North Yorkshire

Once I'd heard that Matt Baker was going to pedal his rickshaw through our village for Children in Need I had a fun day stalking him as he rode from Barnard Castle to York on the fourth day of his challenge