Fa – the Green Dragon

A Place for the Odd Musings of an Expat Bristolian


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Jobs of Days Gone By #15. – The Sign writer

THE SIGN WRITER

A gold leaf expert

a master calligrapher

artist to be read


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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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Obscure words explained 93. – chockablock

CHOCKABLOCK

A nautical term

when blocks drawn close together

permit no movement

Note: Originally chock and block, part of the tackle on rigged sailing ships


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Unusual U.K. place names 46. – Lydford Fair Place

LYDFORD FAIR PLACE, Somersetshire

In the Mendip Hills

Leisurely and Moderate

Great routes for runners


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Unusual U.K. place names 26. – Bishop’s Stortford

BISHOP’S STORTFORD, Hertfordshire

An historic town

at a  ford crossing the Stort

river flowing through