From John’s poetry collection ‘Before, During and After The War’

John joined the Merchant Navy at the age of 16 and sailed from Liverpool in 1941 North Atlantic 1942 Nothing you said As your hand lost its grip on mine And you drifted away into the cold darkness The little red light on your lifejacket Bobbing goodbye. Sharing our sixteen …

The story of how Coronation Street nearly left the screens in 1962 – part1

While developing his autobiography John Finch recalled how the worlds longest running drama nearly ended in its early years. This is a Blog in 2 parts: Part one See Part 2 here >> The building stands impressively new on a side street off Deansgate in Manchester. Specially designed for the …

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