Thursday, 21 June 2012
Who'd have thought it?
My good friend Derek Ripley has uncovered evidence of the first Pole Dancing Club in Failsworth, near Oldham (one of my former haunts - Oldham, that is, not Failsworth).
It just goes to show you what the power of history is. Derek's new book is out in a week or so. I'll doubtless be asked to plug it, so I might as well direct you to his website now.
Posted by Bill Blunt at 20:22
Thursday, 7 June 2012
I was delighted to learn that my good friend, Derek J Ripley, is about to have a book published.
I first met Derek when he was working as a librarian in Stockport and I was a cub reporter on the Stockport Argus and Mail, and we have kept in touch across the decades.
I've always had a soft spot for history myself, so when I learned that the old Blunt family archive had been discovered after being lost since the late 1970's, it was natural that I should turn to Derek to help catalogue and compile the index. When he suggested he could put together a book from the material, I was happy to let him get on with it.
I wish him every success with his publication - there are more details here.
Posted by Bill Blunt at 08:47