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 … Continue reading The Great flood
In 1885 I wrote a little ditty about my “Celebrated” Mint Rock and I believe that it still is very much true to this day so I have reproduced it for you: The many compounds which have been manufactured by various persons, and palmed upon the public as “Mint Rock,” and thus, by the adoption … Continue reading My Celebrated Mint Rock
On the day of Mr Darwin’s birth 209 years on I remember the jolly chap causing a hullaballoo with his new book. I read in many a newspaper of his rambunctious stories and tales of how we, and many creatures, may have come about. How contrary some of the clergy fellows are becoming in their … Continue reading On the Origin of Species
Yuletide greetings to one and all and also a huge and heartfelt thank you to you all for making 2017 a most splendid year! I am excited and pleased by the growth my rambunctious confections have seen throughout 2017. This is very much down to all of you for supporting and stocking my 6 splendid … Continue reading Merry Christmas one and all!
With my last post being in relation to 150 years of The Wednesday you may be thinking this is a sporting website, however, it is purely that as a proud Sheffielder I must mention when a momentous occasion in our City’s history occurs. It is 160 years ago to this very day that Messers Creswick … Continue reading 160 Years of Sheffield FC
I spoke with my assistant yesterday of the Association Football Season to come. He happens to support Sheffield Wednesday so, thanks to my dizzy age, I reminisced with him about my recollection of The Wednesday and their formation as a footballing club in 1867, 150 years ago! In my formative years there were but two … Continue reading 150 years of The Wednesday FC
I thought today would be a good day to write a missive once more about my formative years and events that happened during June as there are 2 that feel relevant today. I remember on June 7th 1832 the enthuzimuzzy as Lord Grey’s Great Reform Bill received its Royal Ascent. Here in Yorkshire we gained … Continue reading A Great, Reforming June
I noted yesterday when reading the newspaper that it was 205 years to the day that Mr Dickens was born on 7th February 1812. It was on reading this that I decided that it was a fitting tribute to a great writer to then write something myself about his works. I remember my Father coming … Continue reading Mr Dickens
As I sit at my desk, fountain pen in hand, pondering my ability to write a meaningful address for the year ahead without writing in the tone of a podsnapper I have looked back upon my past “Annual Addresses” for inspiration. In reading my address from 1886 I realised how similar it was to what … Continue reading Yuletide greeting to you all!!
I must apologise for the tardiness of this missive, for it has been some time since I last penned what I believe is called a “blog”. I have been very much distracted by the Benjo caused by the exceptional games of the 31st Olympiad in Brazil. The past few weeks have reminded me greatly of the … Continue reading The Olympic Feeling