"MISC and MASH" around BLUNHAM

by Bill Exley


1 . Did you know that Today, was the Tomorrow that you were worried about Yesterday, and all seems well so why worry?

2 . Worry is like a Rocking Horse, it gives you something to do, but you get Nowhere at the end of the day ...

3 . There is a Past which has gone Forever, but there is a Future which is still our own ...

4 . 'Mash', a mixture of Grain or Malt steeped in Hot Water to form a 'Wort'.. part of the Beer making process ...

5 . Now, don't ever forget,that if you ,

6 . I was told years ago, that the only silly question, is the one that's 'Not' asked, it's the only way to learn ...

7 . It's Nice to be Important , but it's 'more' Important to be Nice ...

8. Measure twice , then Cut Once, A carpenters' Tip...

9. If you think 'near enough' is 'good enough' then work for our Competitors (A local Ad. for skilled metal workers)...

10,Did you know that if a 'Nano' Second (10 to the -9 ) became a Second, a second would have to Equate as 32 Yrs ! ! Do the Maths (or Math) 60 = 1 Min , x 60 = 1 hr , x 24 , then x 365 etc , // so Seconds in a year = 31.5 million, x 32 = 1,008, million , now we have our +9 zeros // It is a 1,000-millionth of a Second ...


11. At long last we have just been informed by the Barnsley company of 'ARKWRIGHT & SON' that they have now sufficient quantity for each of you to have his own, so GUARD IT WELL. These 'Tuits' have been hard to come by, especially the Round Ones. This is an indispensable item, it will help you to become a much more efficient worker. For years we have heard people say, " I'll do this when I get round Tuit'' Now you have a 'Round Tuit' of your very own, many things that have needed to be accomplished will get done...


During my researches of Pubs & Beerhouses in Blunham I came across some interesting facts of nearby villages, but relating only to the year 1903. These were NORTHILL, MOGGERHANGER and SANDY, copied from a large 'Brewery Ledger' (Apprx. 18'' x 8'' when closed) seen in a Sandy pub. There was a 'staggering' 16 Pubs / Beerhouses in Sandy during 1903, but only 2 known of in Moggerhanger, THE ROSE with a Thomas S. Mardlin behind the bar and THE OLD GUINEA with Fredrick King , followed by the-

NORTHILL Pubs/ Beerhouses 11 in all for 1903

The Crown / Martha Marson ,

The Kings Head / Henry Brinklow ,

The Rose & Crown/James Nottingham

The Royal Oak/Authur Woodward

The Sugar Loaf/Samuel Matthews

The Lion / James York

The Queens Head / Sidney W. Ebbs

The Gardners Arms / Samuel Stanford

The Barley Mow / George Truin

Then 2 with no name at all, probably the old Beerhouse type. Sarah, Ann Darnell and Joseph Nottingham

AN AFTERTHOUGHT AFTER 25 YRS - -Bill Exley-Last Update- 8th June 2019

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