Jim's alternative web presence!. Pics, songs and general stuff. (periodically changed.)
A series of humorous essays on the day to day realities of sweeping the streets of West Yorkshire. They were originally published in the Yorkshire Post - also general 'inside' comment and photographs of members of Calderdale MBC's Street Cleansing Department. Sing along to the Street Sweepers Song (words & music provided).
Details of songbooks, CDs, walking books and general info appertaining to Jim Jarratt.. Check out the "Yorkshire National Anthem".
Judy Woods is a large area of woodland to the south of Bradford, West Yorkshire. This site, based on a booklet produced by Jim Jarratt for the local Youth Centre in 1983, explores the nature and the local history of the area.
Autobiography of A.E. Jarratt. Annie E. Jarratt grew up at Featherstone in the Yorkshire Coalfield in the 1920s. Poverty and hardship forced her and her family to seek work in the booming textile mills of Bradford, where she was, after a brief sojourn in the Land Army, to meet her future husband. This is her story...
NOTE. This book is once again in print and may be purchased at
The story of a journey, by Jim Jarratt & Mal Laws. The story of the folk rock epic that never was. In 1975 seven musicians set out to record The Pathfinder, a folk/rock oddysey along an imaginary mystical 'ley line' across Northern England, loosely based on a real life journey on A. Wainwrights now famous 'Coast-to-Coast Walk'. No-one at the time would have thought the 'journey' was to involve numerous setbacks, and would be 25 years in the making! This site is best appreciated with a full screen and your speakers switched ON!
The story of a journey, by Jim Jarratt & Mal Laws. This broadband version of 'The Pathfinder' was designed by Jaimie Jarratt (Jim's daughter) and offers a slightly different take on the epic project! Unlike the other midi based version, this site offers mp3s of the original 1970'srecordings.
A Transpennine Challenge Walk by Jim Jarratt. Everything you need to do this Lancashire-Yorkshire hike you will find on the website. If you complete the walk and enter your details in the guestbook you will be sent a certificate of merit!
Site run by and dedicated to the youth of Mytholmroyd West Yorkshire. Details of youth activities and fundraising events to raise money for Roof over Youth Development, which aims to construct a purpose built youth centre in the village.
Exploring the Follies, Prospect Towers, Curiosities and Architectural Oddities of Northern England.
Songs, Dances and Romances of the the Yorkshire Dales. Lile Vixen. This site is intended to promote and support the Jannock! CD. It contains song lyrics, background information, and a complete version of the MIDI sequence. 'Song of The Dale'
A long distance perambulation from Whalley Lancashire, to Otley W.Yorkshire via Pendle, Pinhaw and Beamsley Beacons, exploring witchcraft, folklore and earth magic en route. Complete text and maps on the site. Originally written 1988.
This high level perambulation of the watersheds of the Worth Valley, starting and finishing in Keighley, West Yorkshire, was originally published by Smith Settle in 1988. Now it is available on the net.
GOVERNMENT SURPLUS was published in 1989 in the Guardian. It was a bitter account of the realities of being unemployed in
Thatcher's Britain. It caused a stir, and also gots its author back into proper work, where the system could not. A second article in the Guardian followed a year later, completing
The rest of the site is in archive of various (often funny) letters submitted to the 'Mailbag' of the Halifax Courier between 1989 and the present day.