Readers' letters - May 2

No feeling the blues with Justin's tunes

Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 11:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 12:01 pm
Justin Hayward

A quick and brief line to let you know how much I enjoyed reading Malcolm Wyatt’s piece this morning (Forever summer for more than just a singer in a rock ’n’ roll band, LP April 26).

The induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was lovely but no affirmation is required.

Anyone who has listened to the Moody Blues since the 1960s already knows just how singular and exceptional their music

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Bringing on Justin Hayward in 1966 was serendipitous for both Justin and the Moodies.

It’s Justin’s ethereal songwriting, vocals, and rhythm guitar mastery that has been key to the group’s longevity.

And it’s the Moodies’ penchant for tirelessly touring that has kept Justin in the spotlight, not only with the band, but also in demand with so many other extracurricular projects.

I’m very pleased his intention is to record new music and continue with his solo forays for several years to come.

I wish him nothing but good health and robust audiences as he writes a new chapter.

Thanks again for a lovely read.

Blanche via email


I’m delighted with new signs

After consulting with Lancashire County Council, we have finally got 40mph signs on Lea Lane.

When I pick my grandson up from school in Lea Town, I am always amazed by the speed some drivers travel at.

Some of those going to and from Springfields travel down this winding lane far too fast. It is especially dangerous, having two narrow bridges.

I am delighted that these signs are now up just before I retire from the city council.

I truly hope that drivers adhere to this new speed limit and no further fatalities occur along this stretch of country road. (Two men died in a car crash on the road in 2015).

Coun Christine Abram


Lea Ward


Big thank you to Mum’s helpers

My mum fell on the morning of Friday, April 20, in Glover Street, Preston.

She made quite a mess of her face as she collided with a lamp post.

A young woman and a young man in a white van came to her aid.

My mum didn’t want an ambulance and just wanted to go home.

The young man in the van took her home and helped her into the house.

She didn’t manage to get any names of her helpers so I am hoping that they, or someone who knows them, will read this.

Mum is okay, just a bit battered and bruised. Thank you very much for your help.

Mark Parkinson

via email


Shoot and score more

Two popular football magazines of the 60s and 70s were called Shoot and Goal.

It can be deduced from these names that the publishers of these magazines chose these two names because they were fundamental requirements of the game, i.e, to score ‘goals’ you have to ‘shoot’.

So why doesn’t the current PNE team shoot more instead of trying to ‘walk it’ into the net? They may score more goals if they shoot more!

Here’s to the play-offs... but a good season for the team whatever happens.

Mike Smith



Mix-up of royal marriages

On page two, the caption under the photograph of the marriage of Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon to the Duke of York in 1923 was incorrect (LP On This Day, April 26).

The photograph showed the marriage of Princess Elizabeth to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Paul Helmn

Charnock Richard