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#345 Tickleford Centre for Homoerotic Therapy
Established in 1895 Tickleford Press has finally gone out of business.   "I blame the new technologies" said Managing Director James Jameson.   "In the old days you knew where you were.  Copywriter, layout artist, Editor, hot metal typesetters - they all kn...
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#344 Murder in the Gully
Off The Rails publicity still ,copyright RazorO Productions They've started filming a new series of Murder in the Gully , the popular Sunday night tv candy drama.  The still above is from the opening sequence of episode one, Off the Rails .  Amateur sleuth ...
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#343 Titanic misadventure
Titanic passing Tickleford  Point The story of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 reverberated around the world inspiring a surprising number of blues songs, books, movies, a sequel, even a minor Motown hit ( The Great Titanic by Howard Crockett).  Several ...
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#342 The Beginning of a Great Adventure
Bill Scoresby and his steam pinnace In May 1895 Bill Scoresby set off to circumnavigate the British Isles.   Bill had settled in Tickleford Gully when he retired, following a successful career in the Admiralty.  A desk job, he never saw the sea; he spent hi...
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#324 Down in the Gully
Monday morning.  Just another day down in the Gully. Opening up at the Wheelwrights Shop.   Wheels to make, wheels to make.  Jack, the Blacksmith, has already fired up next door.   The sun came out and bathed me In William Blake's eternity Headed for the br...
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#317 Christmas Ad revealed
The long awaited 2017 Wessex Stores Christmas Ad has been revealed.  Every year expectations are higher than before.  This year the ad was produced by new girl Maureen Tucker who has previously worked in Crickleford Co-op and Hardley Utilities, producing th...
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