This was the front page (deleted on 17/11/17)

Welcome to the blog of Trevor Locke, writer.

15th November 2017

Over the new few days, this site will have its own domain name. I have registered the domain name

and that will become the web address for this blog.

13th November 2017

A new dawn for my blog

Today, I registered a domain name for this – my writer’s blog. This means that I can go ahead with my long-established plans to reorganise everything that I have put on here. I need to make it more easily accessible and to consign old material to the archives. This will open up space for new writings and help focus on contemporary content without archival material getting in the way.

I will do my best to enable readers to find articles that were published here; through some kind of index of titles which points to their new locations. There is always the search function. What excites me about these moves is that it will stimulate me to published some of the large back catalogue of new articles.

27th September 2017

I write about my poetry. I spent a weeking working on my poems and found it a very valuable experience.

Read more about writing poetry.

11th February 2017

Climbing the family tree

Genealogy fascinates me. For many, many years I have been researching my ancestors, digging up dead relatives, spending countless hours on websites looking for lost cousins, pushing out along the branches in search of people I never knew existed; it all appeals to my sense of history.

I have gone back as far as the databases will all allow; to the late 18th century. I found several generations of the Locke family; nearly all of them lived in the English county of Hampshire. Simple folk who lived by their hands, craftsmen and artisans, they were typical of the people who populated villages at that time, in the South of England.

I have written up my findings in a blog – well, I would, wouldn’t I?

If you like such stuff you can see it at Locke Family Tree.

Oh yes, and, unlike this blog, it has pictures.

Doris as a dancer in 1934
My mother (bottom left) as a dancer in 1934.

12th October 2016

Transport policy issues

I write about the policy issues facing town planners as they wrestle with the problems facing transport and car use.

1st September 2016

New arts magazine

Culture, arts and entertainment are the focus of a new magazine for the city of Leicester. Printed on paper it is also available online.

Great Central magazine – click to go there.

27th August 2016

City of Festivals

Leicester’s streets were once again filled with dancers and singers.

6th August 2016

Lesta Festa

Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2016
Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2016

Our Day Out

We joined the audience at Curve for the co-production of Willy Russell’s musical Our Day Out, performed by students from De Montfort University.

Music education

Loughborough Endowed Schools

I was given a rare glimpse behind the scenes of one of the county’s prestigious music schools


See the work of  Leicester artist Michael Barker

See also: our sister magazine Music in Leicester. I edit this.

Find out about Trevor Locke, the writer.

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