My name is Michael McKigney and I live in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. I have been here for almost 3 years since retiring. Originally I was from London, got bombed out of our home and finished up in Lancashire in a beautiful village called Hurst Green. My mother moved us to what was known as Toy town in Huncoat and I became a Lancashire lad. During my apprenticeship at Lang Bridges I had the urge to go to sea as a marine engineer. This came about and I was fortunate enough to travel up the Amazon for over 2,500 miles for a few years. To cut this story short, I still have a great interest in Accrington and the surrounding areas.I have contact with some old friends and would like to contact more. One question though - does anybody still make clogs in the area? I used to wear them as a kid and the thought occurred to me the other day when having a moment of nostalgia. I got a book from the UK called Within Grove and I featured in it but my name was mispelled and it's about Huncoat. Anybody wishing to contact me will find me on firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks, Mike.