Singers score with ’at trick

From: Barbara Buckley, Low Lane, Horsforth, Leeds.

AFTER reading Ian McMillan’s article (Yorkshire Post Magazine, October 29), I thought this tale might amuse readers.

Last Monday my daughter, her husband and myself visited Ilkley. They have been staying with me for a few days for a break. They live in Somerset now, but are true Yorkshire folk.

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Coming home, my daughter drove up to the Cow and Calf rocks and parked in the car park. My daughter and I both burst into song as we got out of the car and sang two verses, in full voice of Ilkla Moor Baht ’at.

Another car came alongside and were amazed and pleased at our rendition and we did, at their request, an encore. They were from London and had a Yorkshire chap with them, who did not know what “baht ’at” meant!

I advised it meant without a hat and there were smiles all round and my son-in-law, who had walked off to take photos said he didn’t realise that it was my daughter and I singing! We did not go round with the hat!

Forces families

From: Mrs Wendy Cook, Prince of Wales Terrace, Scarborough.

As November 11 approaches, perhaps we could spare a thought for the courage of the families of the Armed Forces personnel.

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They do not sign up for military service but, to quote a line from a John Milton sonnet, “They also serve who only stand and wait”.

Wearing your poppy is a tribute to the brave men and women and their families.

Church irony

From: John Gordon, Whitcliffe Lane, Ripon.

IT is ironic to see the Archbishops of Canterbury and York worrying about inequality in society when they lead a Church that has enormous assets in this country.

From: Trev Bromby, Sculcoates Lane, Hull.

REGARDING the St Paul’s saga, the Church is more interested in interfering in politics than it is in cleaning up its own mess.

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