Category Archives: Barry Bucknell

Happy Valleys

THROUGH a settling of plaster dust I snatch glimpses of snow-capped mountains. Above a hammering of nails I hear gusting wind in treetops and the cry of a bird. And when the wind sweeps away the sharp tang of varnish … Continue reading

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High Cup – And the Rise and Fall of Belfast Sinks

Don’t ever, ever, ever, say the slog from Cow Green to High Cup is devoid of interest . . . Continue reading

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