You have a very nice page. I really enjoyed my visit. Lovely pictures. Greetings from Finland,
Keep up the good work
A brilliant site Mick. You're a real dark horse.
smashing website. you must be clever. i love the countdown.
Great fun! I love Joe's poetry - what gems. Please let me know the secret to getting so many visitors (re: the counter) to your site - I am in awe!
Dear Mick, I stumbled across your gem of a site by accident, (looking for Loxley's opening times!). You have made history come alive with your captivating pictures and storytelling. It's an award-deserving site and I'm sure to come back. Thanks.
A really great page again Mick! Mostly I like your adventures in music and the pictures from your home and your ponds. I hope you will update the masterpiece sometimes. With new pictures and some interesting things about your life. I`m looking forward! My best wishes for your future.
Superb job on your web pages. I found the link to your pages while looking for pond pics. You did an excellent job on your ponds. They look very natural and the lilies are gorgeous. I will have to admit that I fell in love with your dogs. I'm a true dog lover...you can tell by my e-mail address....so naturally that was my favorite page. Cheers, Kim
Mick, Congratulations on your Clifford T Ward site. It would be a good idea to add a guitar/tabs section and whilst I could let you have 4 or 5 of Cliff's songs with the chords I am not sure in what format to send them to you. Others will then i'm sure add additional songs. Can you help? Unable to send you an e-mail direct as the e-mail button on your site does not connect. Steve.
Hello, I visited this page because I liked your quote so much "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers..." I find its meanings so inspiring...thanks.
Great page on CTW. I am a big fan for the last four years since I got a lend of Home Thoughts From Abroad. It's a cracking album. Cannot stay as I have to get back to work. Well done on a very good site.
Loved the page, mick keep up the good work and do get in touch! byeeee
Really enjoyed your material on the Flood. Something I heard my grand parents, who were born in the 1890's, mention but I was not aware of the background.
I was particularly interested in the John Brown mentions in the book - he is a distant relative.
PS: I could not e-mail you: not sure if it is a problem at your end or mine.
I'm from Doncaster and never knew anything about the Sheffield Flood. Found the book fascinating thanks for putting it on your site. By the way, I love "Honest Joe's" counter <grin>
Wonderful account of the Sheffield Flood - I'm scouring it for ancestors. Very interesting site all round. Good luck with it.
I now know everything about you through your site. You are so expert on the Brontes I thought you were a University teacher or a researcher! Very good indeed!
Hi Mick, thanks so much for a taste of Sheffield, an updated one at that. You brought back memories. A long, and I mean a long time ago David Blunkett used to live next door but one to my best friend at the time. He came to our Chapel Youth Group for quite a while. He asked me to go out with him. But I was so self concious about being heavy, and him not being able to see, that I said "No". It was just a few years ago that we starting being able to buy English newspapers in the Grocery stores over here, and I was amazed to read some report on his take on something. Unfortunately I can't remember what it was. I knew even back then that he was a Labour Party supporter. I believe his family was. My family here just didn't believe that I could know someone of substance. Thanks so much for your webpage. Jennifer.
Hi Mick, ... very nice page! Your ponds are little masterpieces ... and you´ve taken great pains over the arrangement! ... They are really beautiful.
The stories on your Humour-Page made me laugh :-) ... I told them to my mother and she nearly died laughing :-) ... especially the story about the new house and the story of the Accident Report Form are great! ... The craftsman reminded me of "Mr. Bean´s" bizarr humour :-))!
But I didn´t manage to see those 3D-images ... I can´t focus on something very distant and watch the image at the same time ... no talent at all, I´m afraid :-)) ... but it was fun!
I love the epigram: "Winners never quit; Quitters never win" ... it´s so simple and true :-)
Well, I enjoyed reading your page :-)
Hi Mick, I was just messing around looking at the JE members profiles - (everyone is always asleep when I'm on line). I thought I would have a look at your web site - I'm impressed - such a varied career! It is well done - I love your garden ponds and your dogs are gorgeous. Cheers Ros
Mick, You have got one of the the most entertaining,informative and yes magical websites I've ever had the pleasure to come across. I feel I could pop out the door and walk down the street and bump into you and start talking like a pair of old friends. Congratulations on your wonderful site! I'm sure Anne would be very pleased.
just come back from the ctw convention. found out about it by accident. certainly agree with you, what a musical class act.
p.s. good page, clever layout.
all the best rdp.
any relation? retired rocker!
Doesn't seem likely, but thanks for the message Mick - nice to hear from someone with the same name! . . . Mick.
Mick Thanks for visiting my web page and your nice comments. Your page is very nice and I love your pond pictures! I only wish we had a larger yard to work with so we could do as much as you've done. Very beutiful ponds!!
A "Sowing machine" is actually a SEWING machine. Two very different meanings!
Ah! of course, I put that spelling mistake in on purpose just to see how long it would take before someone noticed it! (like you'd believe that!! ;-) ) . Thanks for letting me know - I'll get it put right. . . . Mick.
Hi Mick, Just made another visit to see Anne's Poems. Once again I am impressed by your Home Page. Keep up the good work! Colin
Got here through the keyword Flood. Fine example of a personal website nicley idiosyncratic, but not as manic as Sam Sloan's.
hi mick: I'm new to the net. I see that ctw has many fans around the world including me. I produced New England Days along time ago. I've read that ctw is not well and would ask that you forward my best wishes to him. I had a great time working with him and remind him to remember how we got the squeek on Water Wheel. Also the fun with the string date in LA. If Clifford would like please e-mail a phone # I would love to call and say hi thanks Bill Halverson e-mail email@example.com
I joined the Bronte email group. Thank you for your work and interest that helps preserve their memory.
(Re: Clifford T Ward)
First of all I would like to say that myself and a few of my friends (including my partner) are very fond of your music. I have heard that you are not in the best of health and hope you can overcome this. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to help you and your wife and family. We are ordinary people who live in Scotland (we all love animals and people) and are not well off but would do anything within our means to help make your lives easier and live in hope that you will get better and continue to produce beautiful music as you have done in the past. We would love to hear from you personaly but if not please accept our very best regards to you and your wife and family (and any pets).
All the Best
Margaret and Friends xxxxx
Was diverted to the Anne Bronte site, but was originally here for the Sheffield flood site. Hoped/dreaded? to find one of my ancestors listed. Very interesting, and I liked your personal page also. I agree with the previous poster, not so maniac as Sam Sloan's page. No comparison, I don't find you the least bit paranoid, and far more interesting than good old Sam. Thanks.
Thank ya kindly, Lisa. . . . Mick.
Great pages. The bronte´s still live.
You are a cool guy Mick! I am Impressed.
This indeed a great web page. My question is: can you provide me with information on the International Symposiums that used to be held at The University of Sheffield on Health Information Management Research. I seriously don't want to miss one for this year. Please advise. Secondly, I am interested in pursuing a Phd degree course in Information Management Research with some clases in Communication Technologies. I hold MBCHB, Msc (Epidemiology and Biostatistics). Currently working as an Assistant Commissioner Health Services for Resource Centre/Health Management Information System,Ministry of Health Box.7272, Kampala. Uganda. I need a mentor to guide and advise me accordingly. Please assist with necessary information. Thank you. God Bless you.
Your personal site is as awesome as your Anne Bronte site :)!
Great site, great cause (CTW), great idea. If you're lucky you might still get the late, great Gerard Hoffnung's speeches to the Cambridge Students Union, where he tells the "barrel" story absolutely brilliantly, amongst others. (I'll look up the CD ref. number if you like.) Did you get the Clifford T letter I sent? Quite a coup to have Sir Tim on board - fantastic!
Best regards Myke
I hope you are well. Just a message to say I sent a message to Cliff's guest book on saturday but it does not seem to have appeared, could you possibly E mail me so I can see if there is a problem at this end. I should see Cliff this coming week so I will get the last few lyrics for you.
train shotkan 1974 old black now stoped traing 3 years ago kugb.jka
could you gimme a favour ? i'm looking for a cliff's lyrics for a long time. the title is 'the way of love'. thanx a lot in advance for your kind favour.
I tried to download the "Who Cares" wave file and found it kinda sticks on 96%. "Lost Again" and "Water" work just fine. (If this is old news, please excuse my late arrival.) Since we last wrote, I have been in touch with Liz to order the CTW CD's I've been missing for so long. Liz is amazing. To have this kind of help in this day and age is rare in the extreme. It encourages me to book my ticket for the CTW Convention, so I can give you all my personal thanks for bringing me back up to speed. I'm enjoying your site very much (brings back memories), especially the Bronte stuff. Great!
Best regards - Myke.
Checked the wave file out, Mike, - works O/K for me - give it another try, and get back to me if it still fails - regards, Mick.
Just thought I'd return the favor, since you looked at my page. It's amazing, I didn't think anyone would bother checking my page out, such is life though. Gill is a great girl, and I'm glad to make friends with anyone she's friends with!
Nice to hear from you, Kamey - thanks. . . . Mick.
Saw the CTW letter on the site. How did you know to post it on my birthday!? Many thanks. Will send ancient envelope scan as soon as possible. Really really enjoyed delving back into history (sic) both physically and educationally, ie: the Letter and your site content.
Best regards, Myke.
I have stumbled upon your website quite by accident. It is with great interest that I read your Letters of Anne Bronte. We have always been intrigued by our family connection through Ellen Nussey to the Bronte sisters, which surprisingly made my parents very popular during one of their many visits to England.
I'm from china. I find your web from www.catpeopleuk.com I stay very long. I love the humors and your dog. And your songs is very childhood-dreamed. I love a band and hope you enjoy their songs. "Beyond"--I made a small web for it. http://jusfeel.126.com/
Greeting to you. :)
I have a band called The Mick Armitage Band I also develop land. You can check my website at www.clarendonpoint.com If you ever get to Canada. I live in Ottawa, Ontario. Good luck with your music and in all you do. Sincerely..Mick Armitage.
ODE TO BRANWELL
Lovely Lydia isn't she?
too bold and selfish to set him free.
She took his soul and forebeared all shame
in the field of everlasting magenta flame
A forbidden kiss a shallow lie
Who mourned his lost
Did she hear him cry?
Kiss me once - oh kiss me again
He had loved her to his dying end
The one he loved had let him down
Upon her... God has frowned
segmented soul in a wooden crate
On to her... he will wait
Deadly rays of passion hue
she scorned him well
but his love still holds true
Mary Virginia Wynn
Thanks for the poem, Mary - I've put a copy of it in my 'Anne Bronte' site Guest Book! . . . Mick.
good morning Mike. it is some time since i last e-mailed you, just after i found out about the ctw site you run. among many others i am struggling to come to terms with the passing of clifford, especially after opening one of the gifts from my wife on christmas morning. she had purchased a copy of 'bittersweet' as a gift prior to cliffords death. this just about brings my collection upto date now, a collection that started some 30 years ago almost. even among all the joy of christmas, with our children and grandchildren around us, my heart suddenly felt like lead. i immediately thought about pat and the children, and of how they must be feeling. the irony of life, and of how clifford himself put down such feelings in more than a few of his songs. the gift he leaves us all is amazing. i know that whenever i visit memory's gate, clifford and his songs will be there to sooth, lift, make me think deeply, make me laugh, and just enjoy. and now for him; a moments rest upon the wings of time?
Just a short note to thank you for keeping everyone updated on the events of the last month. Many people including myself would have been starved of information regarding Cliff's passing. On a lighter note I found it very interesting about the floods. It's a great read.
I am researching a feature on the Sheffield flood and would be interested to hear from any descendents of those who died in, or survived the flood. I would be grateful if you would contact me if you can help.
I find you, precisely, your page, while I am looking for some materials about Anne Bronte. Thank you for collecting and writing so many things about her. And I have just visited your gallery. I like your drawing, especially the one made after school. I have also looked at your pets¡¯ photos. Their names are very special. I have a dog too, named zhuzhu in Chinese. In English the name means piggy. Best Wishes!
You never said you had a web site! Brilliant.
My first visit to you, we all knew Cliff's music but it was the one and only Terry Wogan who brought it all home after the sad events of the great man's death. I am now an avid listener to Cliff's music and will endeavour to find out more about his life and work.
Mick, I have two words for you! Marry Me!!! S. xx
Nice work, I like the counter @ the bottom of the page - nice touch, bet many have been fooled by the GIF image... :o)
Hi Mick, Great taste in music!!!. I run a Rock/Blues club near Tamworth and would like to contact James Davey for a tribute set to Cliff. Steve Gibbons, Trevor Burton (The Move),The Animals. Stawbs etc. play the Club. If you could help me to contact james I would be forever grateful. Best wishes, Pete 01283 760265
Pete: If you return to the 'main page' of my CTW site, so far down you will see a link marked 'CTW-Related Contacts'. Follow that link, and you will find James' contact details. Regards, Mick.
HI MICK WHAT AN EXCELLENT SITE JUST EXPLORING AT MOMENT CONGRATULATIONS JIM
Followed a link from the Sheffild flood site. Have sent you an e. regarding the Robin Hood pub in Little Matlock. Hope you can help Ken
Fantastic site was just browsing got well into it
No comments, Carol? . . . Mick.
thankyou, i've been trying to find lyrics to home thoughts from abroad for years
Mick, brilliant flood info. Please get in touch regarding my email request. Many thanks, Phil
One of the greatest without doubt.
Why thanks, Ben - very nice of you to say so! (though somehow I think you've been looking at my 'Clifford T Ward', or 'Anne Bronte', site, and are referring to one of those two characters!!! ;^) ) . . . Mick.
Found you via the "Time Team" page. Thanks for all the hard work you have put into this, fantastic and very interesting.
You obviously refer to my 'Sheffield Flood' site, Chris - thanks for your comments . . . Mick.
Mick, you are a legend. We salute you. We'd love to hear any new songs you've recorded.
Lots of love from Leeds (and Devon). x
P.S. Please comment. It will make our lives.
Hi: Thanks for your lovely comments. All the songs I wrote/recorded were done quite a few years ago. I have pretty much given up on music now! . . . many regards, Mick.
Great website, Mick, the girls just love the music samples and cannot believe it's really the Mick they met in Scarborough; we're very impressed!!! :-) Oh, and the alien voices in particular caught their fancy of course, although they think they're listening to speaking mice!!
Keep up the good work,
lots of love from all of us xxx
i just want to say how good your website is. i also like your other website about the bronte sisters.
Thanks, John. . . . Mick.
It's lovely and i would like to know more.
i have to say your website is the most informative and exciting piece i have read about the flood! it brings it to life! i am fascinated by the flood itself and cannot believe that most Sheffielders dont even know about it! equally amazing is there isnt a memorial to those who lost their lives, incredible! thankyou for such a detailed and fascinating website! cant begin to think how long this has taken you..............
Your website on the Sheffield Flood is excellent. My grandfather's uncle was a victim but I did not know much about the flood until I read your piece. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into it.
Will be visiting Bronte's Yorkshire at the end of Aug., 2005. Thanks for all the information and pictures.
Very good web site. I was looking for info on the Flood in Sheffield as my Great, Great, Great Grandfather Thomas Cavill put a claim in for loss of earning for 1 day £1.1s.
Have just found your website whilst looking for the origin of name Olivers Mount havent found it yet as am enjoying your writings and photographs so much am loath to leave without reading everything .
Thank you for allowing me to access it and bring back many happy memories spent in Scarborough. I live in Doncaster so all places menioned are very familiar to me.
I found your wonderful site with the information about Anne Bronte when looking for my ancestors. My great grandmother Maria Kirby was born in Little Ouseburn. I knew nothing about this village until I found your site. I am also a Bronte fan and of course now have even more reasons to want to visit Yorkshire once more. I was born near Leeds and, as a young girl, I emigrated with my parents to Australia in 1950. I have wonderful memories of my childhood and our annual visits to Scarborough. I visited four years ago and made my first pilgrimage to Haworth, so next time it will be to Little Ouseburn and Thorp Green but first I will re read Agnes Grey. Many thanks for giving me so much pleasure.
Margaret, South Fremantle, West Australia
On Fri Aug 04 2006 @ 15:57, Graham Moxon (Location: Sheffield, England | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) said:
I, LIKE MANY OTHERS, NEW THERE WAS A FLOOD IN SHEFFIELD, BUT THAT WAS ALL. COMING ACROSS YOUR WEB SITE WAS A EYE OPENER, THE INFORMATION & PHOTOS ARE OUTSTANDING. I HAVE LIVED IN ECCLESALL WOODS 36 YEARS, BUT ONLY JUST RECENTLY TOOK A INTREST IN THE FLOOD.
We will be performing at The Blue Gardenia in Brittas on the 19th and 20th. Is there any chance you could attend? It would be great to meet you and to have you do a few tunes with us. Let me know what you think.
www.mickarmitageband.com Ottawa, Canada.
So thats where you,ve got to, Canada!! I met you a couple of times at the CTW conventions, and was just surfing the net when I decided to check out Clifford. Sad to see that you no longer run the web page as it was allways informative and up to date. Have printed down your list of jokes and will be distributing them to all and sundry, I will pass on any artist royalties earned to you.
Ted O'Neill, Dublin.
Hi Ted. You're referring to the message above - no, he's not me, just a guy with the same name. He runs a Jazz band called 'The Mick Armitage Band' (can you believe!?) in Canada.
I still run my own CTW site but never seem to have time to update it these days. In some ways there doesn't seem much point now that the fan club have their own site - and provide all the latest information on that: mine has become more of an 'archive' site.
Yes, I remember meeting you at the convention - and it's good to hear from you again - hope all's well at your end. I look forward to receiving the royalties - all will be gratefully received!! ;^) :^) :^) . . . Best regards, Mick.
I have just read with interest your website and especially the Sheffield Flood information (pretty topical at the moment!) I've been so surprised that nothing has been mentioned about it during the last few days, especially with the state of the reservoir near Rotherham.
Sorry... should have introduced myself. I was born at Malin Bridge in 1956 and wrote my special study for my History degree on... you guessed... The Great Sheffield Flood!
I've looked through your website and could not find the attachment I've sent you so wondered if it was something you might be interested in to go with your very comprehensive history (If there is one on the site and I've missed it... please forgive).
Anyway... the website is GREAT.
Read your web site regarding the Sheffield Flood and found it fascinating.
We are based on the top side of Harvest Lane and Monday the water came into our factory but only crept to approximately 6 feet internally so we were lucky.
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