THE bus from Huddersfield to Stocksmoor does not run down Storthes Hall Lane any longer. Why? For nigh on 60 years it ran every day.

No-one seems bothered about this matter except those who, like myself, depend on a bus.

I am in my 81st year and have suffered from two strokes, so I cannot walk very far.

My friend and I wrote about this bus service to a great many sources – local councillors, the lot – but to no avail. The last letter I wrote was to Tony Blair, who forwarded my letter to the Transport Ministry, from where I had a reply.

I was told that if I walked to Dean Bottom or the top of the lane I could get a bus. Are they all as thick as this?

Thanks to the goodness of the Access bus I now get a weekly trip to the supermarket for groceries. Not forgetting the drivers who do a marvellous job. Otherwise I would have to sit here and starve, unless I can afford a taxi when I have appointments at HRI, doctors’ surgery, bank, chemist, opticians and many more necessities.

Are we not senior citizens any longer. Doesn’t it matter about us? Then they ask us to vote.

Mrs M Welburn


Why use the park?

I FEEL I must write regarding the celebrations in Greenhead Park, Huddersfield, for St George’s Day. Why in the park instead of a more public place?

The entertainment was great, but where were the audience?

So, whoever this concerns, I hope you will think again for next time.

Out in the Cold

Taylor Hill

Come and join Sea Cadets

I AM writing to seek your help as a matter of urgency and our main concern is the lack of members in the Huddersfield Sea Cadet Corps.

Since we moved into temporary accommodation at The Drill Hall on St Paul’s Street numbers have dropped from over 50 cadets to around 20.

The problem appears to be that nobody seems to know where we are situated and how long we will be there as the delays with planning permission for the developer at our old site in King’s Mill Lane, seem to be quite lengthy.

We have requested permission from the TA to erect a sign at the Drill Hall, but this is still in abeyance.

We request that the Examiner publish our need for more Sea Cadets to bring the unit back to the standard it was a year ago. With the sailing season soon to be with us there are many opportunities for cadets, be they boy or girl to enjoy themselves.

Huddersfield Sea Cadets have vacancies for boys and girls aged between 10 and 18. We meet at the Drill Hall between 7pm and 9pm on Monday and Thursday evenings. For details ring 01484 450122.

R J Horner , Lieut Comdr, RD RNR, chairman

Holywell Green

The story of Suez

I’VE written a book, Suez: The Hidden Truths, which details those turbulent years of the Suez Campaign of the early 1950s, when thousands of troops, many on National Service, were sent to defend the canal zone, often facing appalling conditions.

Even though many of the men who died were only in their teens we were inexplicably denied a medal, unlike soldiers serving in other campaigns or actions. Now, after a long campaign, this injustice has been righted.

Many Suez veterans, now in their seventies, are delighted with the award of this belated medal, but it is a travesty that it wasn’t issued at the time. Indeed, it might have been of some comfort to the next of kin of the lads who lost their lives and are buried in the sand at British military cemeteries in Egypt and other veterans who have since died.

My book costs £6, incl p&p, from John Hunt, 14 Carrfield, Bamber Bridge, Preston. PR5 8BS.

John Hunt, Suez veteran