Archive of 2017 - Antique Grandfather Clocks

Feb 10 2017

FRANK HOPE-JONES THE CHESHIRE MAN WHO GAVE US THE PIPS(CONCLUSION

At first the government were against this idea¬† but then for a payment of one guinea a year as a licence fee,¬†they allowed it. This was the first wireless licence. He became very involved with the development of wireless, helping to form the Wireless Society, of which he was elected Chairman. On April 21st 1923, […]

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Jan 29 2017

The Cottage by John & Alec

it sounds strange, does it not, that a cottage could be lonely? harken, while i set the plot to this sad tale but true. the grip of winter, tight as death closed around its walls and froze them with its icy breath. a chilling tale, but true. its wooden ribs of sturdy oak stood well […]

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Jan 13 2017

Frank Hope-Jones The Cheshire Man Who Gave Us The Pips (Part Three)

The business grew and moved again to 32-34 Clerkenwell Road which served the business until 1940. Mr.Boswell left the Syndicate in 1899 and in 1901 it went into voluntary liquidation. Frank Hope-Jones took over its assets and was determined to carry on alone. His first job when he found himself in sole control of the […]

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