|This is what well known Wakefield people of the same generation as the author have to say about 'All in Good Time':
'.......this vivid recollection of the ordinary - but remarkably different - way of life of Wakefield in the 1950s makes compelling reading, whether you know Wakefield or not' - Kate Taylor
Wakefield-born Kate Taylor is the author of several local history publications on Wakefield and works tirelessly to raise funds for a local voluntary group, The Friends of Chantry Chapel. Kate has mentored the author during the development of 'All in Good Time'; and kindly wrote the Foreword. Click here for more information about Kate.
'......conveys a different, simpler way of life which ordinary young people experienced in those early post-war years.....it transports me back to our happy days at Thornes House Grammar School over 50 years ago ...' - Sir Rodney Walker
Sir Rodney Walker is a well known local philanthropist who has devoted considerable energy and resources to the leadership of a range of sporting organisations, charities and lost causes; he was knighted in 1996 for services to sport and was awarded the Freedom of the city of Wakefield in 2012. In the 1950s he was the author's opponent in junior school rugby league matches and his classmate at Thornes House Grammar School. Click here for more information about Sir Rodney.
'A wonderful blend of personal recollections and serious historical research.......the very detailed insights into the Wakefield of the 1950s and the memories of Wakefield Trinity's emergence as a major force in rugby league are a fascinating record.' - David Hinchliffe.
David Hinchliffe was educated at Lawefield Lane Primary School and the Cathedral School in Wakefield before training as a social worker at Leeds Metropolitan University and Bradford University. He was Labour MP for Wakefield from 1987 to 2005, Chair of the Health Select Committee and the founder and first secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Rugby league Group. Click here for more information about David.
'..... a great trip down memory lane.....brings to life my own similar background, over 60 years ago' - Geoff Oakes.
Like the author, Geoff Oakes spent his early life in Belle Vue, Wakefield and was educated at Thornes House Grammar School. He became a professional rugby league player in 1956 and won two Rugby League Challenge Cup medals and a Yorkshire Challenge Cup medal during his first playing spell with Wakefield Trinity; he also won a Lancashire Cup medal whilst playing for Warrington before returning to Wakefield Trinity. Click here for more information about Geoff.