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Tykes Stirrings Winter Issue
No4: WINTER 2020/21Here we are, the 3rd lockdown issue, but - focusing on the positive - its the 4th TykesStirrings, that's a whole year's worth of uninterrupted folk writings. And speaking of uninterrupted - since Tykes' Immemorial we haven't missed an issue. There may have been a stutter back in the 60/70s but certainly not since the Bowen/Schofield/Wood/Schofield years. However we are mulling over a having a respite break to allow the vaccination news to sink in and, hopefully, bear fruit.
As we have entered lockdown once more we’ve only printed enough copies to cover the subs, with a small allowance for incidentals, as the shops have not increased their orders and clubs are still closed. When we start on the Spring 2021 issue we will assess the viability of a short rest to recoup.
Clubs are becoming more sure of their on-line presence now, embracing the Zoom and the YouTube sessions. Some are even booking guests, as my local club is. A hybrid evening made up of a sing-a-round session, preceded by a healthy hour-long chunk of the guest. We've done two so far and they've been very enjoyable evenings. Wonderful though this expansion and diversion is, it doesn't translate into TS sales, we must attend to the leaching of our funds - hence the thoughts of a hiatus.
These negative thoughts, however, have not stopped us producing a top-flight 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 Current Issue page to uncover the quarterly delights.
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SPRING:Mar /Apr /May
SUMMER:June /July /Aug
AUTUMN:Sept /Oct /Nov
WINTER:Dec /Jan /Feb
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