• Keith Gregson

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!











After over 30 blogs on the club’s history and heritage and a lengthy period of research leading up to the re-dedication of the stand, the blog is going into hibernation until January. Meanwhile I would encourage visitors to explore the blogs already written in order to gain an idea of that heritage and to let me know what might be of future interest. I am particularly keen to learn of schools’ re-action to the two historical skills lessons put online in the last two weeks. I would also like to thank Ben Sims for his help and encouragement with the blog as he moves on to pastures new.


Meanwhile can I wish regular readers a Happy Christmas and direct you to the very first song I wrote back in 1969 which I was persuaded to ‘You Tube’ last Christmas with orchestral backing provided by legendary Futurehead Barry Hyde* and mixed by James Hutchinson at the Miners’ Hall Studio in Silksworth. Also, in respect of the re-dedication of the stand have a listen to ‘Up the Durhams’ – both can be found at;


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5wDE80W8p0


A quick scroll through all the blogs makes it obvious that some topics are of greater interest than others. If I am to continue providing a weekly blog in the New Year it would be great to have suggestions. I can be reached at


keith.gregson@talk21.com


*Barry and fellow musician and business partner Dan Donnelly ( worth googling) are embarking on an exciting venture at the former Londonderry pub ( now The Peacock) which is going to be a hub for all forms of live music, art and culture. Just pop in and make yourself known one evening and look out for the live gigs already organised.

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