The Tie

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“You can be 24 and continue to live like you’re at college, or even continue to live like you’re in high school. Or you can put on a shirt and tie and pretend to be an adult.” Ezra Koenig.

Mr. S never wears a tie unless absolutely necessary, and then he removes it as soon as possible. Same with me.

This Charles Tyrwhitt leaflet came into my house uninvited. The photographer is uncredited.

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Messing About In Boats

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Torquay Harbour, The Slipway, V8041. Published by D. Constance Limited, Sussex. Photo by John T. Pullen.

The postcard reads, “A small break from work in the West Country”. I can’t make out the signature.

I hadn’t noticed at the time of cutting and sewing, but this postcard (posted on 4th June, 1968) was posted the day after the postcard I used for the first square of this patchwork. This one was posted from Paignton, the previous from Caernafon, 48 years ago, a day apart.

I also didn’t notice that they were posted to the same address; Ward 5, The Manor Hospital, Derby. This one to Mrs Smith (of London Road), the previous to Mr P J Wilkes.

Both were in the same ward, and must’ve received their cards around the same time. I wonder if they had a conversation about the postcards.

I am thinking that these cards did not go home with Mrs Smith and Mr Wilkes, for whatever reason.

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Do-It-Yourself

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Cut from an advert for Crown Paints. Taken from a Do-It-Yourself magazine, November 1966.

Do-It-Yourself was a Link House Publication, based in Croydon, at the time still part of Surrey, not yet eaten-up by London.

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Manly Watches

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The patch was taken from Ladybird ABC, illustrated by Gerald Witcomb. Published in 1978.

There is zero information about Gerald Witcomb on the internet, unfortunately.

Another book I acquired by the school-library-bin method.

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Building Things

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“There’s nothing safe about safety gloves when they’re four sizes too big.” Philippa Amy Tuttiett, builder.

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Taken from ‘In The Town’, by Peter Usborne, a Macdonald Educational Book, published in 1979. No illustrator’s name given, but created with help from Betty Root, Ruth Nichols and Dorothy Oliver. I acquired the book by way of a school library bin.

The caption under the illustration asks,”What are these men doing?”

 

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Cricket

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Australian Team v Willsher’s Gentlemen, Chilham Castle, Kent, 1878. Painted by William Andrews Nesfield (1793-1881), artist and landscape architect.

In 2014, shortly after the England Women’s team retained The Ashes (despite actually having day jobs at the same time), the top handful of players were made full-time professionals. Yay! Now they earned the same as junior county professionals in the men’s game. They won The Ashes. They won The Ashes, whilst doing day jobs.

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The square was cut from Two Hundred Years Of Heritage Stamps, published by Royal Mail/Australia Post in 1988.

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