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A Place for the Odd Musings of an Expat Bristolian


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Jobs of Days Gone By #5.

THE CHANDLER

One who makes or sells

Candles rendered from tallow

lighting dark pathways


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4th September 1949

Seventy-one years

Since the Brabazon took flight

Test pilot, Bill Pegg

Footnote:  I wrote this in April and scheduled it for publication on September 4th, the anniversary of the maiden flight. In the meantime, WordPress changed its format nd my scheduled post disappeared. So here it is resurrected.


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A bit of Americal – Unusual place names in Ohio1. – Knockemstiff

Change of gears. Who remembers Alistair Cook’s “Letter from America” well here’ s Bristolians version in A bit of Americal. I have started with a previous theme of unusual place names. We have plenty of these in the USA.

KNOCKEMSTIFF,  Ross county, Ohio

Slang term for Moonshine

illegal liquor from maize

distilled in secret