Thanks for heads up on the Hermes scam. Just tried it on me and failed! In Crewe.
Hi Anne I can fix you leaky tap..this is my phone number if you would like me to look at it...07836607192. Ken Jones
lost hearing aid between school in heathfield rd to the Coop..if found call 07795505491
We have a very drippy tap in the kitchen and apart from wasting water, not in short supply at the moment, it is driving me mad. Oh for the days when one could put a new washer in. does anyone know a plumber who will see a relatively small job, replacing the whole thing or repairing it, as worthwhile?
We will be having the shower room totally gutted and fitted out as soon as possible.
The report regarding the cone suffers from a typo. The drain "blew" 3 times between about 1998 and 2014 not after.
Is there anyone who can recommend a reliable provider/maintenance person who deals with home CCTV security systems, please? Many thanks, Bob
During 20 years as an Army photographer I met and photographed most of the senior royals including, Diana, Princess Anne, Princess Margaret , Prince Charles and the Queen Mother as well as the likes of Sultan Qaboos of Oman and the King of Jordan during their often private visits to military units. In one particular incident I photographed Prince Philip planting a tree at a military base near Loughborough (the only decent part of a boring office hoping, visit). As I was taking my shots he looked up at me and said "Aren't you a bit too close?" To which I replied "No sir, got a wide angle lens on." He just raised his eyebrows and carried on. I then thought, maybe he's referring to the fact that protocol dictates I should be a bit further away than I was. However, on the many times I photographed him he was always very good and knew just what he needed to do for the best shots. There was also a time when I was glared at by the Queen, but that's a different story. Hey ho, those were the days!
Although expected, It is with great sadness to hear of the passing of Prince Phillip, for whatever your own personal view of the monarchy may be, none can surely doubt the great service and sincerity of the man who never tried to hide his views on matters far and wide. Not for him the snake oil blather of politicians, he nailed his views to the barn door for better or worse. Often the latter, but oh what joy to hear. I respected him also, for the fact that he had personal experience of prejudice in his own life, for despite his wartime service in the RN he was looked down upon by the 'Establishment,' of the day, coming as he did from the background of relatively minor royalty, his family thrown out of Greece and later supporting the Nazis, plus the mental fragility of his mother who spent much of her life in an asylum. But he, having seen tough times, endured. Unlike some latecomers. A good man.
Whilst on his morning delivery along Woore Road this week, on the bad corner at junction with Sandy Lane, Anthony, our intrepid milkman spots a little person tottering unaccompanied down the narrow pavement to the corner. Without a second thought he pulls up and whilst another vehicle displays its hazard lights to stop the traffic, picks up the errant little absconder and returns him/her safely to the garden and mummy's arms. All this witnessed by a neighbour who was also on her way to assist. There can be very few parents who have not shared similar terrifying moments when their own little chicks have slipped under the radar. I know we have, so it's a gold top moment for Anthony and another reason to support our milkman.
Before someone raises the question, that the flag on the church cannot be flown any lower, otherwise the edge may get tangled against the stonework on the church tower.
"Lock, Stock & Burrell"
I'd use them and I don't even need a lock repairing; what a great name! I know I'm easily pleased but even so, very imaginative.
A bit like the German Barber in Market Drayton; Herr Kutz. Except he wasn't German, he was born in Barnsley. And he wasn't a Barber, he was a Tyre Fitter. And he lived in Plymouth most of his adult life. So, to sum up...beggar all like the German Barber from Market Drayton then.....
Thanks for the recommendation Chloe however I found Andy Burrell of Lock, Stock & Burrell in Nantwich who was with me within 30 minutes of calling him. He is an independent, fully trained locksmith and is not part of a franchise. When you call you actually speak to Andy, not a call centre.
Great service, great workmanship and he supports NHS Staff Discounts.
Hi Shona Thank you so much for that, that is definitely the chap I used before who did a brilliant job, thanks again
I was lucky enough to find Ian Parkinson on the Oil Baron's list of recommendations. His phone number is 01948 666116 or 07918 617744. He repaired the lock on my back door.
Hi Colin, I think it would be Dave Major, 5 Corbet Drive, Adderley, 01630 638588
He is registered as an AGA engineer and does similar, we always found him to be very good.
Hope this helps
Can anybody recommend a mobile hairdresser for ladies hair?
I seem to remember using a chap to service my Nobel cooker a few years ago but can't find his contact details. I am pretty sure he came from Adderley, does anyone have his details or those of someone else they could recommend, thanks
Looking for a Locksmith recommendation please.
Thankyou Edwin for your most interesting article. I'm doing some serious research into my family tree presently and some records and information which turns up is fascinating.
Yes – really fascinating and the paintings are really first class and captured the atmosphere and the weather.
Thank you Edwin for sharing with us the Stonehenge letters and pictures. Really interesting.
Lovely to see your news section this morning.... in a time of often-depressing news it was great to be cheered up, and see your long-standing tradition of April "news items" is still going strong(I still remember the Audlem-joins-Wales story!).
Congratulations for the super spoof this morning! Its so pleasing to hear that lockdown has'nt deprived your correspondents of their sense of humour nor desire for a bit of excitement! Local landowners will be rubbing their hands and the Parish Council calling an Emergency meeting.
Readers may be surprised and shocked to know that there is actually a small element of truth in today's HS2 story. My late father (Derek McKelvey) did indeed advocate the building of "Coxbank international" although this proposal was in fact for an airport, rather than a railway station. The idea was formulated by him and the late (and great), John Stothert, former owner of the Canal Shop. John kindly invited my father as a passenger on board his microlight. John having purchased the microlight after being advised by Doctors to give up skiing, after he broke his neck (!)skiing in France – clearly John (also an excellent sailor) wasn't the type of person who was willing to settle for more sedentary pastimes. For their joint maiden flight they had obtained permission for the use of Hardy's fields at Coxbank, as an 'airstrip' – thereafter referred to as Coxbank International. My father would have relished todays feature, particularly as the motto of the rock climbing club he jointly founded was always ; "never let the truth get in the way of a good story" !
Funny April fools on the hs2 Post.