Ken’s Gramophone Workshop

It’s been a pleasure meeting Ken Priestley and seeing his Holmfirth Antiques gramophone workshop. He has just repaired the wind up spring on my 1930s Gilbert gramophone. I have learnt such a lot about these great old music machines.

See this Yorkshire Post article on Ken.

His website is currently being rebuilt so if you need to contact him, let me know and I will pass your details on.

Ordnance Survey Road maps… they’re back!

Have you been into W. H. Smiths recently? Popping into my local Blackburn branch, it was nice to see a new Ordnance Survey display, especially because it contained the regional road maps which were discontinued over seven years ago. There was also the classic route planner map for Great Britain, and specialist interest maps like Roman and Ancient Britain – all with new attractive covers and styling.

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