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The beginning of the end

Happy smiling faces in 1970 – twelve years before the closure of C  & T Harris in 1982. No irony then about the ‘Join Harris’ sign above the heads of the youngsters posing on the carnival float.  All their parents or relatives worked at Harris’s, and perhaps their children would have wanted to follow in… Read More The beginning of the end

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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