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  • Birthday 19/09/1951

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  1. Would like to get in touch with my childhood best friend LESLEY HIRST from proctor place Hillsborough. We laughed our way through the fifties & early sixties together and although we have crossed paths since then,we haven't been in touch for years. HIRST of course was her maiden name. Would love to get back in touch. jack watson
  2. I keep seeing a lot of views re my book,A NICE TAILEND FROM MR. BURROWS.Over 4000 views in fact in just over a year. If only that 4000 were actual book sales! I would love you to buy my book ! Not just for the £££££ you understand,because that is of little importance.... honestly. The book can still be bought on AMAZON and also from ACM RETRO via their website. At this time last year it was selling really well as people not only bought it for their own reading,but also for relatives and friends as a CHRISTMAS present. In a nut shell it,s a book about the fifties and sixties and all it,s many glorious and inglorious moments. Because i am Sheffield through and through it also traces my life through those exciting times. You can also e-mail me about the book at any time. I will gladly respond to any questions you may have.jackw@dacooper.co.uk
  3. i would welcome your comments on the book. All feedback is good.Also,anybody out there i might know from those times the book refers to? Always willing to talk...... get me on jackw@dacooper.co.uk...thanks.....
  4. With all the mayhem on our streets in modern day Britain, do you ever stop and think of the peace of a warm Sunday morning on our dusty old 1950,s streets where the only noise came from the peeling of church bells,and the sound of kids playing. Or moving forward 10 years the sound of a transistor radio playing fabulous hits of the mid/late sixties .California Dreaming,God Only Knows,Sitting On the Dock Of The Bay. Help to re-live that era by reading A Nice Tail End From Mr. Burrows.Still Available from AMAZON and ACM RETRO
  5. yesterday i was talking to Mark, the son of the late FRED PASS,the guy who wrote the incredible WEERZ MI DAD. He told me that 20,000 copies of that book had been sold since publication. i was shocked. That is an incredible figure for a "local" book. They broke the mould with that book! I doubt if i will come anywhere near that figure when the very last copy of A NICE TAIL END FROM MR.BURROWS leaves the shelves.I will have tried my hardest,but FRED was a true one off at the writing game !
  6. On radio Sheffield yesterday talking to Rony Robinson about MR. BURROWS book. It was an enjoyable interview and Rony is a top guy. We talked of old cinemas,s6 in general, and people who had influenced me. hope you enjoyed it if you caught it on air...
  7. that is excellent,and really heartbraking.i,m a wednesdayite,but that makes no difference in matters like this. god bless that poor lad and his family......
  8. If you were born after 1945,and lived your life through the next few decades,this book could well be of interest to you.It tells the story of those years from the viewpoint of an easily influenced young boy. A time of BIGGLES,SUPERMAN,GARY SOBERS,FRED TRUMANN,BRIAN CLOSE,PETER SWAN.A time of JOE BROWN,THE STONES,HENDRIX. The roar of the mountainous kop at HILLSBOROUGH,and the roar of the lion on MGM films. A NICE TAILEND FROM MR. BURROWS is still available through WATERSTONES,AMAZON,ACMRETRO(of sheffield).
  9. Nice to see loads of people viewing the posts about my book.Although i have sold all my copies, the book can still easily be obtained through WATERSTONES; AMAZON; ACM RETRO(the publisher). The book has literally been sold to places as diverse as PITSMOOR and PENANG, TREETON and TRINIDAD;DARNALLand DENMARK.......CATCLIFFE and QATAR.I hope this demonstrates the book,s wide appeal. It,s not just for people in S6.Not at all!!
  10. The don Bakery was on Proctor Place.the main entrance etc. I was brought up in Proctor Place in the sixties,and remember Woolworths being built,and the CO-OP. i have a book out,recently published telling stories of the fiftiesand sixties in the area. It,s title is A NICE TAILEND FROM MR. BURROWS. I have a limited number remaining which i can sign and address to you(£9.95)..photos of the area and my family also.I can be contacted on jackw@dacooper.co.uk.
  11. Life in Hillsborough & Stannington in the fifties and sixties.A NICE TAILEND FROM MR. BURROWS. Photos,stories,memories. Jack Watson has remaining a dozen copies to be signed,sold,and prepared for you. Once gone,the book will only be available from AMAZON,WATERSTONES,ACM RETRO. Contact Jack on 07817837483,or e-mail jackw@dacooper.co.uk to claim one of the remaining few....
  12. Following on ,on Saturday 4th November i will be doing a book signing in Hillsborough library between 11.00 a.m. and 12.30. At the moment i probably have 30 copies of my own stock remaining. This may change after Saturday. Thereafter copies can be bought from ACMRETRO; AMAZON; WATERSTONES. I thank you for your attention and support...... ---------- Post added 06-11-2017 at 14:04 ---------- Just a handful of copies of A NICE TAIL END FROM MR. BURROWS remaining from my allocation. i can of course sign these and get them to you. After they have all gone you can still order from AMAZON; WATERST ONES; ACM RETRO.contact me on jackw@dacooper.co.uk. i look forward to hearing from you.......................
  13. Back in July i posted about a new book that i have written ,due out in October.Well the official launch date is 16th October ,and the title is; A NICE TAIL END FROM MR. BURROWS (it,s not rude by the way). The reference is to cod !! Basically,it is a book about my upbringing In s6,(Hillsborough & Stannington )during the fifties and sixties. It talks of my love of film, music,history,sport,girls,and how those amazing years shaped mine and millions of others futures. The book cost is £9.95.It will be available from Waterstones &Amazon.However, for a limited time you can e-mail me on jackw@dacooper.co.uk and i can sign your copy and post it to you (sorry,but p&p extra)............thank you
  14. hello peter,it,s your B&T pal jack.i don,t look on this site too often,but i saw the slotter47,and knew it was you.Trust you are keeping o.k. On a similar subject,i will be having a book published in october,the title "A Nice Tail End From Mr. Burrows(it,s not rude) it,s about growing up in S6 in fifties and sixties ,and the influences of music,film, sport,war, politics and women. i have a signing in Waterstones,Orchard Square on November 4th for an hour. it will also be on Amazon. i,ve started a second book mainly about the things i dislike in the modern era. Do you think the tales of rice are printable ?? Speak soon.
  15. as a new author,my first book is due to be out and on sale in October.it,s title looks like being MR.BURROW,S TAIL END(it,s not rude!). it,s sort of semi autobiographical,and tells of my years between 1951-1969 (i was 18 in sept 1969). i grew up in hillsborough up to 14,and it tells of those years and the characters, the schools,the music,the films,the sport,the politics,and the families. i lived on proctor place next to Kinema,and film had a big influence on my imagination. it,s not just about me though. there is my wife and a love story there.Also it tells of how those times affected our generation and motivated us to change the world and times we lived in. i am optimistic for the book,and i hope you will look out for it when on sale.
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