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Bogus caller cons OAP in Shire Oak

Yet another report reaches me regarding bogus tradesmen calling on the elderly and attempting to coerce them into handing money over for bout and unneeded services.

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Bogus caller cons elderly lady out of £280 – be on your guard!

I am seeing various reports circulating locally about bogus tradesmen calling on the elderly and attempting to coerce them into handing money over or having work done against their will.
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Enoch Pagett, builder: A very local history

I had another great piece incoming from David Evans while I was ill. David has been incredibly busy lately, sleuthing around The Wood to bring readers of the blog a whole tranche of articles, scans and memories from locals who … Continue reading

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Quantity surveying, 1892 style.

Here’s something you don’t often see. A job description for the construction of two local houses in 1892, by local builder Enoch Pagett. I wonder if a volunteer from the audience would like to transcribe these? Located by reader, writer … Continue reading

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