Salford, 9th November 2021 (response to a write club theme by inky) What’s that noise ? beyond the glass up in the rooftops its the birds that pass surveying the autumn pickings on the frost laden grass What’s that noise? beyond the bricks the pipes are playing at quarter to six rolling water like streamsContinue reading “Noise”

Discovering Energy

There’s a little place down my street where two scientists liked to meet Discussing science and things that moved sharing ideas in and industrial groove They were honored by peers of the grand society and recognised by titles and confered degree


#waterwheel #promptuarium There was a time, where this mighty wheel would turn the stones, that would crush the wheat for the flour that made your morning bread Today however, it’s taking a day off for some clever person thought chucking stones into a stream was a good idea and while the fish go another directionContinue reading “Stopped”


#Fowc #Juggernaut Just as you thought the unstoppable force was too gigantic to stop in its path greater forces played a hand expectations were it would run out of steam reality was no one would see the mighty excavator getting stuck in the narrowest of passageways all down to the drive for more sellable goodsContinue reading “Juggernaut”

The recyclers

Salford, 29th April 2020 They’re picking up your plastic your glass, and paper , man they’re taking it to the depot in their big new shiny van They’re re-using all those used things you would normally throw away no time to be sticking them in the ground they’ve found another way The rubbish is carefullyContinue reading “The recyclers”


Salford, 22nd January 2020 #fowc #refuse Two definitions for this word fandango’s provided – so I cobbled them together in this feel free to comment. Refusing to recycle your rubbish ? expect a spot of bother for if you don’t follow the bin men’s advice until you do so, the bin will just sit thereContinue reading “Refuse”

Tale of a tower crane

Originally posted by Inky on Now posted for your reading!   Enjoy Do you like building? well, I do! I’m stood amongst my creations, with my great arm, aloft in the air.  It’s a thankless task this job I do, but you’ll never hear me complain – oh, no, no, no.  You see, theContinue reading “Tale of a tower crane”

The wheels turned

Museum of science and industry, castlefield, Manchester. Inky’s thoughts on the waterwheel Watching the water turning the wheel that moved the gears that moved the cogs which turned the stones that milled the grain to make the flour that went into the bread sold in the shops the very next morning