Archive of 2017 - Antique Grandfather Clocks

Aug 11 2017

A Night On The Briney by Alec Trivass

    the scene – lit up as lightning flashed, was terrible. loud thunder’s boom rolled out and crashed – as water lashed and smashed and dashed itself to spume, driven by wind; the breath of death in the gloom of doom.     the gale drove mountains of water, rank upon rank, across the […]

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Aug 09 2017

Live Your Life by Alec Trivass

life is like a man walking. he has to get from ‘here’ to ‘there’. perhaps, along his journey, he finds that his feet are sore and bleeding. the road is long he decides that he can walk no more. here he will stay. and so he stays, perhaps content, perhaps frustrated. he finds that ‘there’ […]

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Aug 05 2017

Ecclesiastics 3

To everything there is a reason And a time to every purpose under the heaven A time to be born and a time to die A time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted A time to kill and a time to heal A time to break down and a […]

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Jul 30 2017

The Limited Palette of a Perfect World by Alec Trivass

blue lapping on yellow. sand and sea, sand and sea. blue lapping on yellow. timelessly, timelessly. yellow merging to green. tree and shore, tree and shore. yellow merging to green. ever more, ever more. green fading to brown. summer’s gone, summer’s gone. green fading to brown. anon, anon, anon. brown leads to all colours. earth […]

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Jul 27 2017

James Thomas 18th Century Chester Clockmaker

Chester Courant 23rd September 1777. James Thomas clock and watchmaker, takes this method of acquainting the public that having had the opportunity of working under some of the most capital men in this kingdom, and make it his study to render himself complete in the above branches, he has now opened a shop opposite Mr. John […]

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Jul 22 2017

Yearning by Alec Trivass

where the high tide wets the lonely shore, i’ll ask you (from the strand line store of jetsam from the ocean’s maw) to open up the ocean’s door and take me to the ocean’s floor. while men above may ply their oar the deep will quiet the ocean’s roar and together we will explore the mysteries, ’til i am […]

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Jul 18 2017

An 18th Century Chester clockmaker (conclusuion)

The writer seeking an explanation for the two signatures on the clock other than that occasioned by the possible replacement of a part of the dial through wear or damage, sought the opinion of Mr.H. Kenyon of the Old Leche House. Mr.Kenyon reviewed the transitional period when the square face long clocks were gradually going out […]

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Jul 15 2017

An 18th Century Chester Clockmaker

In the Sheaf of 5th. March 1960, reference is made to the Wrench family as Chester clockmakers of the 17th. and 18th. centuries. Two bore the name of John and two of William, but there is now evidence of another clockmaker in the family, Robert Wrench. His name does not appear in the Baillie records.  […]

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Jul 11 2017

Robert Fletcher, Chester Clock and Watch Maker

This information is taken from the Chester Courant 7th July 1789. Robert Fletcher respectfully acquaints  his friends and the Public, that he has removed from his late shop, adjoining the Eastgate, to a more commodious one in Foregate Street, nearly opposite the Post Office, late in the holding of Mr. Wilcoxon, linen-draper, where he makes […]

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Jul 03 2017

LABOUR NOT by Alec Trivass

you labour too long on things that used to be or on things that are. go with the flow of life like a raft on a river. go wherever it takes you. if something interests you, by all means paddle to the bank and rest a while. but there’s no resisting the flow. allow yourself […]

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