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Renovating an antique bench

In the 1960s the Chairman of the British Railways Board, Dr Beeching, famously rationalised the network by closing many branch lines and small stations. Unwanted station equipment was sold off and my parents acquired a sturdy platform bench with cast … Continue reading

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Reader, I lengthened it

I wore my new linen jumper for a few days and didn’t feel happy with its length. Then, midweek, I bit the bullet and took a pair of scissors to it. It was knitted bottom up with a shaped hem, … Continue reading

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