T’ OTHER SIDE OF ROUND YER & JOB VACANCY

For the time being, the big news here in The Shed is still the launch of A Book Of Round Yer and this week we have worked out how to post a picture of the back cover, with contents list.

Thanks to all who have already bought it. And apologies for the schoolboy error on Page 3 – where it should say King Henry the 8th, not the 5th.

Davina Fitzsimmons, on Horrabridge Noticeboard, is organising local pick-ups. Horrabridge Stores, Honey’s Bakery, Wildwood Arts, Salmon, London and Walkie, all stocking a few and so is Tavistock Book Stop. Mail order costs £2 including postage and card processing charges at HORRABRIDGE TIMES STORE

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ANOTHER HANDYMAN WANTED

Horrabridge Parish Council is looking for a handyman again, for 14-18 hours a week, after new man Adrian Rockey, 70, tried the job for a month and found it too much of a stretch. Apply to clerk@horrabridge-pc.gov.uk

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FROM THE BRIDGE MAGAZINE

The Bridge reports the death of Sir Peter Badge, who was knighted for services to law before retiring to an old mill on the river.

One of his great interests was coracle boats. He wrote a book about them, Coracles Of The World, and had a collection in his garden, which were a feature of the Open Gardens days of recent years.

He was born in 1931 and moved into a care home at the beginning of 2020. He died in Derriford Hospital on October 29th. Remembered by all who met him as a proper gent.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, and four daughters.

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THINGS WE SHOULD HAVE LEARNT BEFORE LOCKDOWN

Suggestions so far:

* First Rule of Kitchen is the same as First Rule of Shed: clean and stow all tools soon as you’ve used them, especially sieves .

* You don’t really need a dishwasher but you do need a galley hand.

* You are doing your dustman a favour if you ignore some of the guidance on recycling. Some rubbish might as well be burned for electricity.

* We don’t need to wash our hands until we have sung Happy Birthday. But we do need to wash them until they are clean.

Send your own suggestions to try and win a copy of you know what.

allfornow …

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