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Discovering Roger Mason

  For £1.49 in a charity shop, the slightly battered Readers Union book seemed like a bargain. I only took a cursory glance, the illustrations suggesting it was another bit of local history written by an enthusiast I put it on the

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Unlocking the Lock’s secrets

This painting of Hirst Lock on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal is tucked away at the end of a dark corridor off the main council chamber in Bradford City Hall. It first came to my notice when local barber and historian Peter

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