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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 14th September, 2016)

Big hearted Arthur

Big hearted Arthur
Arthur Silcock.

Photo: Edward Heaton  (iPad)
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Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 14th September 2016 at 00:40

Interestingly, the tape measure that Mr. Silcock is seen clutching here, has the first 12 inches missing from the end of it, and he constantly wonders why his ride always ends up projecting out into the public highway by a foot. One has to laugh.

Comment by: Den s on 14th September 2016 at 08:26

I wonder if the Silcock family still have the old Caravan that they used to travel round in? It was a beautiful thing.

Comment by: AB on 14th September 2016 at 09:49

Dens, Herby Silcocks caravan was indeed something to see.Alec Threlfall spent months painting the ceiling (Picasso style)

Comment by: David Barker on 14th September 2016 at 13:43

Did some work Arthur Silcock repairing ride barriers many years ago when I work for Jack Almond Joiners at Higher it was interesting work ,a lot of bandsaw work involved on the curved barriers.Like the photo Edward.

Comment by: AB on 14th September 2016 at 19:01

David. I remember Jack Almond startihg on his joinery business with a workshop off Holt St. My father, a plumber worked with on some projects

Comment by: David Barker on 18th September 2016 at 00:58

What was your dads name AB may remember him I started for Jack as a apprentice in 1974.
Your correct workshop was in Holt street next to the the mission which is still there .

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