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    Corks- I too missed this post and wow how fantastic it is. Just love the photos and hearing from you

    BRILLIANT- well done

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    We probably bought one of your baskets Pete! We never came out of there without something. They tragically had a big fire didn’t they? Must have gone up like a tinderbox the amount of stuff that was in there – such a shame!

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    Hovells closed down in 2012 after 150 years !

    There’s a good display of the fishing baskets produced in the Time and Tide museum in Gt Yarmouth. The museum was created  a few years back and uses an old herring curing premises near the docks. Well worth a visit if you like local history etc. Some of the museum is dedicated to the allied fishing trades like basketmakers, coopers and net makers etc.

    Here’s my dad with the Queen Mother in the ’50s (at the Royal Norfolk Show)

    The small open weave basket on the left on the table is a frame which was put inside the busby hats of guardsmen to keep them erect (the hats, not the men !)

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    Oh, what a wonderful souvenir for you to have of your dad Pete! A very proud day for him. I’d heard about those frames for the busbies but hadn’t seen one, isn’t it a shame that a lot of these crafts are in decline now?

    Hovells closing after 150 years? Wow! that’s amazing isn’t it? I doubt that the shop was ever quite the same after the fire, it must have lost some of its character.

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    I always wondered if the fire was an ‘accident’…….

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    Really interesting history Pete, and love your precious photograph of your Dad with the baskets and The Queen Mother.

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    Was there any doubt about the fire then Pete, or just your wonderings?

    The museum you say has parts dedicated to allied fishing trades, some of those that you mentioned must still exist, like net and basket makers but probably only a dedicated few, such a shame that a lot of skills will eventually not exist anymore and will only be seen in museums such as that you have shown us.

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    Just remembered this! I made a serving tray whilst in Mrs Moxon’s class, 4X, in 1961. This photo was taken probably 10 years ago. It is still going strong in Selby at 57 years of age!

    Ray’s tray

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    Was there any doubt about the fire then Pete, or just your wonderings? The museum you say has parts dedicated to allied fishing trades, some of those that you mentioned must still exist, like net and basket makers but probably only a dedicated few, such a shame that a lot of skills will eventually not exist anymore and will only be seen in museums such as that you have shown us.

    Just my idea f/c but a view shared by many…..

    None of the trades for local usages ie basketmaking, net-making and coopering (barrel making) stopped in the town in the 60 when the fishing industry in the area was replaced by oil and gas exploration. The fishing trade continued in other ports around the UK (Aberdeen, Grimsby etc) however though to much leser degree than the halcyon years.

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    I occasionally feel crafty , and do a bit on my long-time project ( I started it about 15 months ago ) . I am building it from scratch. Here’s a photo of one piece , so , what is it ?

     

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    Just found that I could just copy the image I didn’t need the whole page!

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    An instant gravy maker? :whistle:

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    Nope BE . And …. it isn’t a Pringles – type  crisp dispenser either ! (note , one ! used  :good: )

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    It’s not something to do with angling is it @newmiltonian ?

    Ok, so something like a thread making machine. I was going to ask if it was a music box, but saw that that wasn’t a real possibility.

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    Noooo..Gleaner , sorry  :negative:

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    Pasta maker  ;-)

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    Sorry Fruitcake not a pasta maker , but for Gleaner here is another pic.

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    It looks like a thread making machine, for perhaps making multi coloured threads?

    Does the monkey have any relevance?

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    #393164

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    I get the impression that when you turn the handle at the back, the picture on the roller changes, but that doesn’t make me any wiser as to what it is. As you’re a doting grandfather, I would hazard a guess that it’s something for children to be amazed/amused/impressed by?

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    Indeed Gleaner ,for everyone who had , or ,has one of these the monkey  is a recognised accessory . :good: . but not to do with threads .

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    Felt making machine?

     

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    Ok,  my  last guess, some kind of embossing or printing machine, like for Christmas cards?

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    I too missed this thread, but well done to all of you crafty people  :rose:

    But Gleaner…WOW, all those things out of beer barrels  :good:   Absolutely superb. My favourites are the chairs and window boxes  :good:

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    Musical box of  some sort?

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    Hurdy-gurdy?

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    Yes tigre and Fruitcake  :good: . I’m making a John Smith “Senior” Busker Street organ . And VK , as far as the grandchildren are concerned if it isn’t on a phone , x-box or tablet computer they are not that interested. :-(

    If anybody is interested this American chap explains how it works and how it should sound . I’ve got my fingers crossed for mine when I finish it  :-)

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    I changed from Pringles you crafty beggar!

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    Oh wow NM! I love that! It looks mighty complicated to make so if you pull that off you should be extremely proud and X boxes etc or not I bet your grandchildren will be too! Good luck! :good:

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    Thanks Fruity  :good:   :heart:

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    It’s been a hot hot summer so far, but that doesn’t mean that I’ve been sat on me bum doing naf all. As some of you may be aware, I set up an aquaponic center several years ago. Sadly, because of several factors, I had to shelve it. But I have brought together most of the items I have been craftily making, with a goal in mind. Anyone out there care to see what’s developing as a result of my endeavours?

    I have also used most of the materials from  the ap center in  the construction of such. I also uncovered the remnants of a long dilapidated dry stone wall which I spent ages uncovering and clearing and the surplus has been put to go work.

    So, the idea was to have these things incorporated in it.

    Pagoda, winding walkway, waterfalls, pools, streams, lamps, flowers, nice lighting and perhaps piped music.

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