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The £2 gift

What a pleasure to find a rare early Harris-related document to add to the jigsaw of its history, tucked away among a load of a papers in a plain folder in Calne Heritage Centre. It’s only A5 size,  printed and hand written in a beautiful script, dated 1866, and it’s either vellum, which was made… Read More The £2 gift

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End of the line

The text of the Illustrated History of C&T Harris (Calne) Ltd. is finished but I am still editing it – ‘tinkering ‘ I call it. Moving sections around, deleting bits, putting the bits back, and so on. I am on my fifth version, and I have to lose 1000 words and I still keep finding… Read More End of the line

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A pinch of Salt

  Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more. Like Henry V at Agincourt, another window of opportunity has appeared  – to advance and face the battle of the best books to be taken on by an indie publisher. Again, thanks to Writing Magazine and Tina Jackson’s column – UK Book Market, I read… Read More A pinch of Salt

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Figures in a landscape

A selection of sculptures from the exhibition ‘Spirit and Endeavour’ in Salisbury Cathedral Close, and ‘Sculpture in the Landscape’ at West Leaze Farm, Aldbourne. Blue skies and sunshine – perfect conditions for viewing art outdoors  and taking photographs.   FIGURE IT OUT Surfaces, textures, stature, solidity either to blend into the landscape or stand out… Read More Figures in a landscape

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Autumn walk

A walk around Ramsbury today and through the churchyard of Holy Cross Church.  A very sad gravestone to read of the Vokins family who lost three dear sons in the First World War – all the more poignant because of the season with the gold and brown dying leaves covering the ground beneath. A beautiful… Read More Autumn walk