Let me first assure you that I am in fine health as are all of my workers and the factory is dry and working well, this is a tale from over 150 years ago.
I was awoken during the night of 11th March 1864 by a maffiking outside of my house. A chuckaboo knocked on my door and told me that the great Dale Dyke Dam had burst and a torrent of water had swept through our great city leaving devastation in its wake. Our new Rail Viaduct is no more and many people have no home as a great many areas saw the water take away all in its path.
As we Sheffeilders are not known for killing the canary we have been helping our fine Mayor, Mr Jessop, to give aid to those in need. I am so very proud of all of my staff here and how they have helped.
Charles’ expressions explained:
Maffiking – a great noise in the street
Chuckaboo – very close friend
Killing the canary – shirking work