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Tykes Stirrings Autumn Issue
No3: AUTUMN 2020This, the second issue under lockdown conditions, is still full of hope and messages of support. Bradford, the home of Tykes’ Towers, is, as I write, firmly locked down once more! (I still miss the simpler, Twa Corvid days, of old.)
Loads of club initiatives have surfaced in this issue, including actual gigs! It’s early days for these nascent enterprises and funding them will be a new experience. From the relatively small-scale house concert style (the very active Ryburn 3 Step) to the large and well supported live concerts from The Live Room in Saltaire. There seems to be no consensus on how to do this, but we hope they will blossom, and we wish them all the very best of luck.
We’ll still only print enough for the subs copies, with a small allowance for incidentals and some shops that are tentatively emerging from their shells. No festivals to get ready for and enthuse about, and with only Zoom or YouTube clubs meeting, we still have no sales outlets.
Inside the magazine we’ve been busy as bees, with a full spectrum of stories and features - from the new to the nostalgic. Nip over to the next page to uncover the quarterly delights.
That Postage! An update. Although it went steeply uppards in the Summer, we have managed to keep the subs at a very reasonable £13 per annum, through the increased uptake in Spring, which gave us a buffer - not huge, merely a buff - but it was enough. The subs for outside the UK (not altered for at least 10 years!), however, have risen like a cottage loaf.
The new rates are, using the Royal Mail zones:
- Europe - £22
- Zones 1 & 2 (The rest of the world) - £30
It sounds a lot, but once again, no wriggle room. Pared to the bone, we are.
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SPRING:Mar /Apr /May
SUMMER:June /July /Aug
AUTUMN:Sept /Oct /Nov
WINTER:Dec /Jan /Feb
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