Archive of 2018 - Antique Grandfather Clocks

Dec 31 2018

Me,Cricket and Sconny Purcell (Part three )

I lived in Edwin Street at the time and was great friends with Pat Davenport who lived around the corner from me in Albert Road and who also played for St. Bedes.Every day he rammed home to me just how they they were going to murder us because playing for them would be one Sconny […]

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Dec 28 2018

Me,Cricket And Sconny Purcell (Part Two)

This team of mine was brilliant and most of the names I can still remember like it was yesterday. “Woof Bower”, Johnny Leach,” “Clanny ” McFarlane, Alan Fallis, Colin Fairhurst, George Cain, “Mucker” Murray, “Micko ” Mckenna, Stan Waterhouse, and I think the last one was Billy Faulkner. ( If I have made a mistake […]

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Dec 27 2018

Me,Cricket and Sconny Purcell (Part one)

When I was a kid at Simms Cross School, many years ago I was fortunate enough to enjoy what I now realize was one of the most wonderful times of my life and all because I was bloody good at cricket. Not only was I captain of the school team I was also opening batsman, […]

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Dec 20 2018

Chester Courant 13th June 1780

To be sold by Auction-Mr.Thomas Brown’s , at his house in Northgate Street . The stock in trade, consisting of several grandfather clocks in mahogany and oak cases, silver and metal watches, with a variety of other articles in the above trade.

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Dec 05 2018

Odd Set Upset (final part )

Death was the only solution Pot was overcome with excitement, the massacre of Cup was about to begin any second now….. any second. The human hand lifted him gently upward, any second now… any second. The other human hand lifted Cup momentarily to wipe a mark from his side and in the same instace Pot […]

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Nov 30 2018

Odd Set Upset (Part four)

If Saucer had loved Cup, then Cup would have loved Saucer but as it was, they hated each other. Cup could never fully understand why Pot and Saucer disliked him so much. If it wasn’t for him, they wouldn’t have a job ! Now it did not matter anymore, finally, his plans had been made. […]

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Nov 24 2018

Odd Set Upset( part three)

    Pot had a ready made ally in Saucer who loathed Cup with equal intensity. Saucer could remember the time when he had been concave, but all that had long since been altered by the arrival of cup. Cup was a pig. For the past five years that ugly, cracked, rotund little freak had […]

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Nov 22 2018

Odd Set Upset (part two)

Pot Called him an ignorant pig and vowed to wreak vengeance at every available opportunity. He had been as good as his word. the destruction of cup was almost complete. Cup prayed he knew the signs, he knew what was coming so he prayed. He had prayed every day for five years and his prayers […]

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Nov 19 2018

Odd Set Upset (part 1)

The sadistic mind of perverted Pot was ecstatic with joy, once more the time had come for the ritual torture of Cup. That ugly, cracked, rotund little freak of a Cup that he hated was to be burned and drowned and his perferated ear drum was to be twisted to hell. Unfortunatey, the first meeting […]

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Nov 17 2018

King of the Kids

The King of the Kids was calling from way across the docks He left one night in the pale moonlight For the land of the Grandfather Clocks

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