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On the subject of ink, when I bought my recent new HP printer (Envy5646) I took up their offer of an ink contract, costs £1.99 a month for fifty pages a month (there are options for those who need more) the machine tells them when ink is needed and it comes in the post before it runs out...
Maurice, looking through the paperwork for this I found in the 1939 register that my cousin Victor, (Biddle the chemist), was living with my grandparents in the Potters Hill court.
Any chance you would have known him as a boy?
I think you might have cracked it Maurice, I have a Henry Edward Taylor in my tree born 1861 died 1920 he has a son George but I don't have his dates.
I'll have a look at the census, there are more children named
We used to go to the boys club there, pretty informal at the time, they entered a team in a sports event in Perry Bar park. told me to do the high jump and some of the running, can't think which now but I know I was no good at either and didn't know the rules.
In the running I was flagging...
My mother used to talk about one of her uncles who was a lamplighter, I've been trying to find out more about him but I'm struggling because I don't know which part of the family he came from.
He could be a Taylor or a Coughlin, those are direct family names but he could also be an in-law from...
While we're talking cabinet makers, does anyone know if there's a register of apprentices for the trade?
My dad did a full cabinet makers apprenticeship but at the end couldn't find work in the trade and spent all his working life in engineering, woodworking remained a hobby for him.
Have a go was, I'm told once at the Clearwell village hall, my old friend here, a villager born and bred, always said Wilfred Pickles wasn't a very nice man. (Don't know why.)
His pianist was of course the lady who played Ena Sharples in Corrie.
My shop closed in 1984 and the village post office closed when the lady running it retired.
When I moved there in 1965 we had a look around to see what the competition was, we found eleven 'open all hours' type shops within a mile radius of the place, all are gone.
Clearwell where my business...
When we were running the village shop the problem we had was with the suppliers of stuff like pork pies etc.
The supermarkets bullied the piemen into removing stuff that was getting close to the sell by date and if you didn't watch closely they would dump it on the small shops.