Saturday, 17 December 2016
It's Been Dreich Today.
Collecting the fruit and veg (eat mangos before they go off by 5 O'clock) in a dreich misty day again.
It was the same yesterday. At least it keeps the park free from adolescents all day and all night.
However while Thursday began misty by lunchtime I could keep my window open all day and not freeze. This is December! Who says there is no global warming?
The Friends of the Museum hold a raffle each Christmas to raise money for the museum and rip off daft people who pay 50p for a ticket, books of 4 tickets are available. Naturally at this great draw there are many prizes, around 40 this year so I was keen to get my hands on one. Naturally being there I participated as did all others in picking occasional tickets from the large black bag in which someone had placed them having spent the day folding them first. Naturally I got nothing! The fact that four people obtained two prizes each, one at least who wins every year, did not annoy me, although it annoyed others. Instead I approached them and asked if they would share a Lottery ticket with me on the biggest Million Pound draw, naturally they refused!
Instead I returned to work on one of the village war memorials, although this is not really a village these days. Black Notley lies a wee bit to the south of the town but few realise that much of the town actually comes under the village itself. It took me a while to grasp this. That is why several men who fell in two wars appear not on the main war memorial but on the Black Notley one. The village remains a village, much larger than in times past, but the few streets and huddle of houses of 1914 are now large estates of council, or ex-council homes.
This is a memorial I worked on a few years ago. I obtained the basics, printed it off as I ought, and then lost the link! So when someone mentioned their ancestor was one of the men here I looked again and discovered the loss of link. In fact three other village links have gone west. I gave one to the lass at a villages museum and forgot about it but in fact I must have deleted the links, all the gathered information and lost everything. I now must start them all again!
Good job the villages were small...Bah!