Archive of November 2016 - Antique Grandfather Clocks

Nov 29 2016

THANK YOU, LORD

Little song I wrote about my daughter many years ago ” Came home late one evening, children both in bed, would I go and see them there were stories to be read. I walked back down the hallway, and halfway up the stairs, it was then I heard the gentle voice of my little girl […]

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Nov 20 2016

A MIDDLEWICH GRANDFATHER CLOCKS MAKER

In 1742 a Benjamin Brandreth of Middlewich , a grandfather clocks maker, died inestate, and administration of his goods, etc., was granted in Chester in that year. At the same time, letters of tuition or guardianship, were issued for the upbringing of three minors, Hugh, Benjamin and Obadiah Brandreth, doubtless children of the elder Benjamin. […]

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Nov 11 2016

The Old Gas Lamp

When I was a kid I wasn’t very tall In fact I was small not very tall at all But in my heart I knew I was a champ ‘Cos outside our house stood  the old Gas Lamp Got picked on by the bigger kids and often got a clout Did as I was told me, […]

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Nov 07 2016

NANTWICH ASTRANOMICAL CLOCK IN PARIS

In the Cluny Museum in Paris, where the unique mediaeval collections are housed so aptly in the hotel of the Abbots of Cluny, there is an old English astronomical  bracket clock in an ebony case by Joseph Taylor of ” Nampwitch dans le Cheshire Temps de Louis XIII “. but the following additions will interest present readers […]

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