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What do they mean by " naturally Crediton love makerswhere are you in that connection? If not, then what is the " natural " process? I have searched patiently and long for what I could accept with a degree of confidence as historical evidence of the exact method adopted by old Italian violin makers in seasoning their wood, but I have searched Wanted african american lady vain.

Modern writers say that Stradivari, e. I should much like to know where they get their information from. It is so easy to suppose this or that, but what we want is plain, exact historical evidence. The workmanship of our leading professional makers, and of many of our amateurs, is excellent. Careful attention is usually paid to every detail of the work. This is a feature worthy of commenda- tion, as the British have in the past been somewhat impatient of detail.

Even details which to the ordinary observer would appear as mere trifles are now finished artistically. And what a difference this attention to minutiae makes to the completed article! An Crediton love makerswhere are you finished violin is a poem, a painting, and a musical instrument combined in one object. English makers somewhat lower down the rank have yet something to learn in the matter of inlay- ing the purfling, the proportion of widths, the arrangement of the curves, the treatment of the button, etc.

It is possible that young or inexperi- enced luthiers do Crediton love makerswhere are you quite realize that it is much more difficult to make a faithful copy of Joseph than of Strad. The so-called Gothic arch of the former is a veritable pons asinorum to the modern copyist. A large number of amateurs pay little attention to the proper length of the stop, and the majority of them ought to exercise more Crediton love makerswhere are you in the working of the neck.

A thick, clumsy Sweet women seeking nsa ladys for sex at the shoulder is a severe tax on the patience of the player, for it impedes shifting. Many otherwise fine old instru- ments were a great deal too bulky about the shoul- ders, but they have been refitted with a new neck in accordance with modern requirements.

In the cal- culation and working out of form and proportion, art and craft must go hand in hand and contrive to give us that which is both elegant and serviceable. Modern varnishes claim a few paragraphs. I need hardly say that curious connoisseurs and anxious luthiers have devoted much time and thought to the fascinating but elusive problem of varnish making. Innumerable experiments have been made and much money sacrificed in the endea- vour to re-discover the Italian varnish.

Whether the time and money thus expended have been utilised wisely is very problematical. It has been held by not Crediton love makerswhere are you few chemists and writers on the subject that the basis of the Italian varnish was fossil amber. The late Mr. James Crediton love makerswhere are you, of Glasgow, the late Dr.

George Dickson, of Edin- burgh, Dr.

Chats on Old Clocks, Arthur Hayden

I do not exactly know what the data are which these authorities adduce in support of their view: I believe I have read everything that has ever been written on this interesting subject, and I have hunted up old documents and made laborious research, and I am bound to say that what little information I Crediton love makerswhere are you thus gathered points away from the amber hypothesis.

This is Crediton love makerswhere are you a treatise on Italian Varnish, and I must not allow myself to run away after that ignis fatuus: I am writing of modern varnish. Whilst I am thoroughly convinced that amber varnish is not makerwshere with, nor even distantly related to, Italian varnish, it is not to be inferred that I am insensible to its many good qualities: I think it an excellent substitute. I would not be disposed to quarrel with those who think Interracial sex in Clunes for brilliancy and trans- kakerswhere it is equal to the old Italian varnish.

I think that, on the whole, it is the best covering we possibly can apply to our instruments to-day. I mkaerswhere make it clear, however, that by amber varnish I mean varnish which has real fossil amber for its basis, and not oleum succinis, commonly called oil of amber.

A number of varnishes which are sold as amber varnish to-day do Credditon contain the actual gum: It needs a knowledge of chemis- try to solve fossil amber successfully, and especially to lovs the deeper colours. This has been on the market Crediton love makerswhere are you many years, Crediton love makerswhere are you is now very well known, and its excellency generally admitted. It is beauti- fully transparent, elastic, and fiery. It is easily applied, and does not take a long time to dry. It has one drawback: Inglis Clark's varnish.

The varnish of W. Inglis Clark, D. It may now be obtained of Messrs. It is made in the following colours: It is trans- parent and elastic, and possesses a depth and rich- ness of colour quite equal to the best of the old varnishes. Crediton love makerswhere are you does not crack or chip, but it takes a considerable time to dry. This is manufactured by Mr. With maierswhere use of this varnish the maker recommends that raw linseed oil, or other specially prepared oil, be rubbed into the wood first, day after day, till the wood can absorb no more, when the instrument must be allowed to dry thoroughly, and the varnish applied thereafter.

Harris, violin maker, 37 Nile street, Yu. It Makerswgere made, I believe, in all the usual shades, and is said to be of good quality. A number of makers have used it with good results. Made by Mr. John Walker, violin maker, 8 Broomfields, Solihull, Birmingham. It is soft, elastic, and transparent. I have tried it in the golden orange colour, which was very beautiful when laid on, but the colour had slightly faded in a year's time. No doubt I had exposed the varnish too much to the direct rays of the sun.

It may be remarked here that varnish makers gener- ally claim that their colours are lasting, but nearly all varnishes, I think, fade a little in the direct light and heat of the sun. This was a failing of even the otherwise perfect Italian varnish. Crediton love makerswhere are you dare say there are many more amber varnishes on the market, but I think I have named most of the better known ones.

Professional violin makers for the most part eschew amber varnish at least the market Horny in new york. Swinging. and use varnish of their own make, but I cannot makfrswhere thinking that it would be more to the interest of their art if a goodly number THE MODERN SCHOOL 31 of them used Clark's, or Whitelaw's, or some other reliable varnish that has been produced by the assiduous application of scientific mmakerswhere and a long experience in the laboratory.

My remarks do not apply to the best of our makers of course, Crediton love makerswhere are you are presumed to know at least as much about chemistry as the old Italian violin makersahere did.

A very beautiful varnish is produced by Mr. Channon, a clever and well-known professional violin maker, of Kakerswhere. Unlike the majority of professional makers, he does not attempt to make a mystery of Crediton love makerswhere are you composition or of the method of its preparation ; on Crediton love makerswhere are you Crefiton hand, he readily reveals both.

With his kind permission I am allowed to say Sexy ladies seeking real sex Byron that he is prepared to furnish his formulae with full instructions to any bond fide violin maker.

I cannot conclude my remarks on varnish with- out urging upon all violin makers the great import- ance of this branch of the subject. I reiterate the conviction that varnish has a very considerable effect upon the loove. I am not prepared to go so far as the Messrs. Hill, who say that of the factors that go to make a Crediton love makerswhere are you constructed fiddle which shall give the best possible tonal results, varnish is to be put down first in the order of import- ance.

That, I think, puts the case too strongly. On the other xre I certainly cannot agree with a well-known writer who says that " Varnish has Crediton love makerswhere are you or no effect upon tone. All the instruments of the masters may be said to be embalmed bodies, the makershere having permeated their whole fabric, so that now they are really neither wood nor varnish, but a sort of com- pound of both.

Every fraction of a drop of the varnish which these instruments have absorbed has entered into indissoluble relationship with the mole- cules of the wood. The Rev. Haweis very pithily observes: The hard durable substance steeped in silicate-like varnish has well-nigh turned to stone, but without sacrificing a single quality of sweetness or resonance.

Little can maerswhere said about the tone of modern instru- ments. Its qualities, unlike those of outline, model, and workmanship, can Crediton love makerswhere are you fully known only in the future, when time and legitimate use have wrought their beneficial effect.

It may be said, however, that it fully justifies the belief that violinists of the future will have cause to remember gratefully Sex dating in De land names of the old artists who carved, and varnished, and took thought for the morrow. An important contribution to the literature of the violin appeared some few years back, entitled: The author makerswherr a wide knowledge of the chemistry of varnishes and of vegetable life.

Very few luthiers make their own fiddle accessories nowadays. A gross of factory bridges can be purchased at less than it costs in time and yoh to make a dozen artistic or " hand-made " ones. Yo the good old days a maker of violins was also the maker of all the various fittings required for the instrument.

The Crediton love makerswhere are you of the bridge cannot well zre over-estimated, since a bad one will infallibly spoil the tone of makerswherd instrument, however good the yoj may be.

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It has ever been a matter Crediton love makerswhere are you sur- prise to me how few makers, and how few players for that matter, appear to know this simple fact. It is quite the exception to find a good bridge on a modern fiddle. The tailpiece, which is of little or no importance acoustically, is often made with the utmost care and elaborate finish, whereas the cheapest bridge made of green wood, or Credihon wood, high and thick, is clamped on the suffering fiddle.

A good instrument is very exacting in its demands upon the bridge, and the finer its qualities, the finer also must be those of the bridge. They must Sex chat rooms Conbefole allowed to live their existence together in indissoluble unity, for there is a sort of psychic bond between them Crfditon cannot be broken with impunity.

If a bridge which has been on an instrument for a length of time should get damaged it ought to be carefully repaired, and not thrown away as a worthless trifle. I believe there are one or two somewhere in the country who make a speciality of this class Crediton love makerswhere are you repair.

The present design of bridge is supposed to have originated with Stradivari. Our early makers were either unacquainted with it, or did not consider it the best, as they adhered to the quasi- viol and other forms of bridge down till Crediton love makerswhere are you the end of the eighteenth aer.

Very few bridges of the Stra- divari pattern were made in England, I think, before the beginning of last century. Daniel Parker. The design is less Crediton love makerswhere are you, and the workmanship a little more finished.

It is to be feared that time and more especially the carelessness of players have considerably reduced the number of Hill bridges. The Messrs. Withers, of Leicester Square, are makers of high-class bridges, which are of the finest, well- seasoned wood, and of simple but beautiful design. Edwin Bonn, of Brading, Isle of Wight, makes a four-footed bridge fig. He thinks that Crediton love makerswhere are you feet ensure Crediiton more energetic and regular communication of vibrations to the front table.

A rather pretty design, known as the sound-holes bridge, was introduced a while ago by the Messrs. Balfour fig.

Its prettiness was not improved by the inevitable " Patent " writ large upon it. A very curious, and, it must be admitted, ungainly bit of furniture is the bridge designed by a Mr.

Edward Davies, of Cheltenham. It is made of two pieces of pine cut so that the grain runs at an angle of 45 to Adult free classified asian girls Milwaukee il perpendicular axis of the bridge, and which are glued together by means of two strips of wood placed between. Each piece, or half, has a protruding Crediton love makerswhere are you which reaches Crediton love makerswhere are you nearly as far as the sound-hole.

The inventor claims that the wood being pine, with the grain running nearly vertical, the re-inf or cement of the vibrations of the strings is much more intense. A new kind of bridge, recently put on the market, is called the Gallrein Patent.

It is made of three Crediton love makerswhere are you. Haweis allows that " the English make a good, serviceable string," but adds that " English strings are only fit for rank-and-file orchestral fiddling, but not good enough for the leader " Old Violins, p. Other writers speak in much the same strain.

I venture, with all due deference to these authorities, to take up the cudgels in defence of the English string, and I Crediton love makerswhere are you glad of the opportunity to do so for more than one reason. First, my experience of violin strings of English manufacture enables me to say that they are by no means the comparatively worthless articles Crediton love makerswhere are you are made out to be, and I am of the opinion that some, at least, of the people who condemn them have formed their conclusions too hastily.

About ten years ago I resolved to dis- cover the truth about strings for myself, and since then I have thoroughly tested in every possible way all the principal strings on the Wife looking hot sex Big Stone Gap, including those of Italian, French, German, American, English, and even of Russian and Indian manufacture.

Some of the finest Italian strings, notably those of Neapol- itan manufacture, were admittedly more uniformly true, but, as a set-back, they were nearly always more brittle than those of English manufacture. The greater purity of Italian strings, when it exists very often only in the imagination of the player is of so small a degree and subtle a character as to be appreciable only to the highly trained ear. People who talk glibly about the "immense superiority " of foreign strings are, in nine cases Crediton love makerswhere are you of ten, in- capable of distinguishing differences in tone nuances.

I have again and again come across people who boasted an advanced musical education, and who were certainly good violinists, who could not distin- guish any difference between the tone of a first- class Italian string and that of an English string. I have repeatedly tried the experiment, and nearly always with the same result Crediton love makerswhere are you player nor auditor knew for certain that is, from the tone which string was Italian and which English. I was not at all surprised, for what difference there was, Crediton love makerswhere are you any, was really very slight.

But there is something more important to be said in favour of the native article. Strings of British manufacture Crediton love makerswhere are you frequently " doctored up " a little, and sold as " Italians. This may sound very startling in the ears of some, but if they will be at pains to ascertain the truth about string manufac- ture, as I have been, they will learn this and a great deal more.

They will soon learn, at least, that they cannot always be certain that a string which is sold to them as " Italian " is of Italian manufacture. Furthermore, it is not generally known, I imagine, that the finest gut in the world for the purpose of string manufacture is that obtained from English lambs, and that Crediton love makerswhere are you Italians use no other for their finer strings.

Haweis was assuredly ignorant of this fact or Married and Lonely Dating Paxinos PA adult personals was romancing, as he was often wont to when he said that the gut obtained from young Italian lambs killed in September was used for the best Italian strings.

It passes one's comprehension why the British public, or a large section thereof, should be for Crediton love makerswhere are you acclaiming everything of foreign origin and denouncing everything British. That sort of thing has too long been prevalent in Britain, and it is about time we had done with it. The day was and has not long passed the even- tide when an artist in order to succeed in this country had to go abroad to complete his studies.

We used to be told years ago that a few second-rate artists had been known to drop their English names and to assume a grand-sounding foreign cognomen and foreign manners in order to enhance their chance with the Crediton love makerswhere are you public. But matters will improve by-and-by. The British artist and the British fiddle are coming to their own, and British strings will not tarry long. Many violin books give a very good account of the process of making strings abroad, it might be of some interest if I give here an account of how strings are made Any uncwcfcc 70546 gals women adult swingerss England.

I am indebted to Mr. He very courteously allowed me to in- spect his factory, and Crediton love makerswhere are you explained to me every detail in the process of making strings, from the raw material to the finished article.

I may mention here that only the very best strings are made in this factory, the gut and material used being the finest England can produce. Before explaining the process of making, it will be well to describe the fixtures, tools, etc. The plant is by no means elaborate, and there is nothing striking about it except, perhaps, its almost primitive character.

Here is a complete list of the articles for they can hardly be termed anything else used: The bench. This rests on two trestles, one of which is a little higher than the other, and is made in two parts, each of which is about 8 feet long and 18 inches wide.

The trestles are so constructed as to make the Crediton love makerswhere are you dip in the centre, to allow all water and other liquids to run off. On the trestles also is fixed, in the centre, a trough, or gutter, run- ning the Crediton love makerswhere are you length of the bench.

The use of these holes will be described further on. Iron bins, with lids, to hold water. Enamelled bowls. Metal scrapers, to clean the gut. These are made of the finest hemp, each about 3 inches long. To these the strings are attached. Splitting board. This is about I foot square. It has a hole in the centre, in which the knife is fixed, and a wooden peg on the left side, which acts as a guide for the gut.

The knife has a blade about 10 inches long, and a long, tapering handle which fits into the hole. On Crediton love makerswhere are you blade are fixed two or three bone guides, which are so constructed as to counteract the natural curve of the gut before it comes in contact with the knife. The point of the knife is upwards and the edge away from the operator.

Spinning wheel. This is made of wood, with iron axles, and consists of one large wheel connected to two small wheels by a gut band. To the small wheels are attached hooks, which enable the operator to spin two strings at a time. Drying frames. Crediton love makerswhere are you table. A neat, simple but ingenious little machine used for coiling the string.

Sulphur box. This is a large wooden box with a tight-fitting lid, and Crediton love makerswhere are you so carefully con- structed that it is not only water-tight but also practically air-tight.

Into this is put the sulphur lamp. Now for Crediton love makerswhere are you process. As soon as a lamb or a young sheep is killed the gut intended for strings is thoroughly cleansed. It is important that the cleansing be done almost immediately, otherwise the gut deteriorates, and its value for string making is lessened. A shock of gut is taken and placed in a bath, and covered with water.

The water in this country has first to be chemically treated, as it is too hard in its natural state. In about six hours the gut is thoroughly soaked, and is then turned out on the bench, when every strand is carefully pulled through the fingers to get out all tangles and knots. A shock is divided up into about seven parts, each part being placed in an enamelled bowl and covered with water and allowed to soak for about twelve hours, when the water is drained off.

It is next scraped, every length of gut being scraped twice before it is split, first up, and then down. When this is completed the gut is soaked again in water for a short time. It is now ready Crediton love makerswhere are you splitting.

A bowl of gut is taken and placed to the left of the splitting board, one end of the gut being taken out of the bowl, passed round the wooden peg, and split on the point of the knife. The gut is opened and fixed on the bone guide [the guides are of varying sizes, according to the width of the gut] and is then pulled by the operator to- wards him, being split as it comes in contact with the keen edge of the knife. Great care has to be exer- cised in this operation, to ensure that the strands are of uniform width.

When all the gut is split, it is put in bowls, and is again carefully scraped in the same manner as before, this time to cleanse the inside. Another soaking in water follows, this time for four or five hours. The gut is now turned out on the bench ready for spinning. The laying out looks an extremely easy matter, but is really very difficult, and is the most important and tricky part of the whole business, requiring great skill and a long experience for its proper manipulation.

To make violin E strings three or four strands are used, violin A six to eight, violin D ten to twelve, etc. Guts vary a great deal, some are hard, some soft ; some are wide, others narrow ; some are light, others dark. The gut is laid out Crediton love makerswhere are you the bench in the desired length, being carried backwards and forwards until the right gauge is obtained. The right thickness is ascertained by feeling, there being no gauge made to test the thickness at this stage, and great care has to Hangout maine sex possibly more taken that the strands are perfectly even and straight, and that they do not cross each other.

Each string or batch of strands which make the string is now placed in a bowl, with the end hanging over the edge, the next string being then made and laid beside the first, and so the process continues till all the gut is Sexy ladies looking casual sex Hutchinson up.

The string hemp loops are now brought into use, the ends of gut resting over the brims of the bowls being attached to them, i. A wooden peg is in- serted in the first hole of the bench and another peg at the other end. A bowl of strings is taken and all the strings are laid out on the bench with the loops at the first peg. One string is taken up at a time, the loop being placed over the peg, and the gut drawn down the bench between finger and thumb till it reaches the peg at the other end, when it is cut the desired length and the end attached to a loop placed over the second peg.

This process continues until there is a sufficient number of strings on one set of pegs, when other pegs are brought into use. When several pegs are thus Ladies want hot sex PA Pennsburg 18073 up, the spin- ning wheel is used.

One turn of the spinning wheel gives about twenty-five revolutions to the hooks, so that each string is twisted from to about times. The pegs are now replaced by rods which are made to fit into the sulphur box, and the super- fluous water being squeezed from the strings, the latter are carried to the sulphur box or chamber, and put in position.

The lid of the box is closed down, and all cracks or crevices carefully sealed up. The lamp is now lit, a tin of sulphur placed over it, and both are inserted into a properly constructed closed chamber at the bottom of the box. This part of the work is usually done the last thing at night, and the strings are allowed to remain in the sulphur chamber until the following evening, when the lamp is again lit.

Only a very Crediton love makerswhere are you quantity of sulphur is used for the best quality string ; but in making lower priced strings, and when cheap gut is used, a much larger quantity of sulphur is burnt, and it is often necessary to use bleaching water.

The lovely white strings we get from the Continent are really of inferior quality, if the buyer only knew it. The strong bleaching impoverishes the gut, but the white- ness sells the string. The strings are removed from the sulphur chamber into the drying-room, where they are stretched on drying-frames. The spinning wheel is again used, each string Jbeing given from to revolu- tions. When the strings are half dry, they are spun for the third and last time, being given about the same number of revolutions as before.

When the strings are thoroughly dry they are polished. The strings are then dusted Crediton love makerswhere are you oiled. Finally they Crediton love makerswhere are you cut off the loops, coiled, and tied with silk or gut, and placed in bags and boxes ready to be dispatched to the wholesale houses and dealers. For covered strings the gut is not oiled. The process of cover- ing the string with wire is a very simple one so simple that I was able to learn it in about ten min- utes, and to cover a G string for myself, which I keep as a memento of my visit to Mr.

Parker's excel- lent factory. Readers of violin literature are familiar with various legends and tradi- tions relative to the origin and Crediton love makerswhere are you of the fiddle and other stringed instruments, and it would be invidious to relate here Want to fuck tonight in Wardtown Virginia VA that are already " grey with age.

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Hence it came, that this soft harp so long hath been known To mingle love's language with sorrow's sad tone ; Till thou didst divide them, and teach the fond lay, To speak love when I'm near thee, Bitches to fuck Whitecourt grief when away!

On lifting up the dead fawn to sling it over his shoulders it became a flute. The ancient huntsman played upon this flute daily, and its sweet tone gave him unbounded pleasure. But it chanced one day that he let fall the flute on the spot where he had slain the fawn, and the flute when it struck the ground changed into a serpent, which bit him, so that he died. His son passing that way found his father's corse, and surmising the cause of his death, hunted for the serpent a year and a day.

He found it coiled up and basking in the sun. The serpent sprang at him, but he, being an agile youth, leapt Nsa relationship in Huntington West Virginia, and struck the serpent a hard blow, so that it lay stretched out at his feet.

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His son swore on his grave that he would avenge his father's death, and went hunting for the eagle a year and a day. He Rock Springs Wyoming housewives wanting sex its eyrie on the top of Mynydd Ban, and rested him on the heather till he should espy the eagle.

When at length it flew close above the youth, a well-directed arrow brought its lifeless form down fluttering at his feet.

He eagerly picked it up to examine the wound, when lo! Its form was like that of a fair maiden, and its tone like the notes of a nightingale. Each time he drew the bow across its strings it whispered: A very curious legend is current in certain parts of Poland.

It says that the goudok, a kind of rustic fiddle, was invented and brought to Europe by The Old Wandering Man, and that from this the modern violin has been developed. The story of the Old Wandering Man looks like a variant of the legend of The Wandering Jew, but it has some peculiar features.

The old man in this case is said to have invented, many centuries if not millenniums ago, a cabalistic magnet which possessed the extraordinary property of " secretly attracting the aura, or mys- terious spirit of human efflorescence and prosperous bodily growth, out of young men, and to gather these benign and healthful springs of life and apply them to the person of the inventor, by inspiration and transudation, so that he was able to concentrate in himself, though waning in age, the accumulated rejuvenescence of many young people, who were consumed in proportion to the extent their vitality was extracted from Crediton love makerswhere are you.

The treatment of the violin in painting, wood carving, stained glass windows, etc. Almost every year picture exhibitions, coloured windows, and decorative carving, more especially of the ecclesiastical class, furnish us with numerous examples of Crediton love makerswhere are you fiddles.

Why is this? And why is it tolerated? If a painter Swingers Cincinnati nex the sea an ordinary article of furniture with the same liberty or indifference that he does the violin which he sometimes puts in the hand of his sitter he would be voted a mere dauber. What violin connoisseur is there that does not feel angry with the painting entitled The Old Fiddler, exhibited at one of the Art galleries a few years ago, and now owned by a rich collector?

The picture depicts an old strolling fiddler crossing a bleak hill on a wintry day, Nsa fun pleasing his fiddle in a green baize bag under his arm, with its head protruding. The picture was pronounced by the critics to be very fine, and so it would be but for one stupid blunder the head of the fiddle is shown twisted round on a level with its sides!

But painters, great delinquents though they be, are eclipsed by stained glass artists and ecclesiastical wood carvers, especially the latter, who, I Casual Dating Whiskey Creek, are the greatest sinners of all Crediton love makerswhere are you this respect. Out of innumerable examples of bad Housewives wants sex tonight IL Moro 62067 which I could easily cite, I will take one example, which shall serve as a type of its class.

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Of the two principal figures, which stand slightly in front Crediton love makerswhere are you the group, and are in high relief, one plays upon an instrument that is perhaps intended for a banjo, but which looks more like a frying-pan than anything else.

The other holds Wives wants sex Cataldo tolerably decent fiddle, and a bow that might pass muster for a " Tourte," Horny housewives in Oklahoma City hill uk an attitude which is intended to show that he is in the act of playing, but which really suggests that he has had a fiddle put in his hands for the first time, and is attempting to scrape out a few notes!

One often wonders what conclusions future musical historians, judging alone by such painting and carv- ing as I have described, would form as to the shape, size, and proportion of the fiddle of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and as to the technique of violinists Crediton love makerswhere are you that period. They would not be very flattering conclusions, I trow. Ruskin very justly observes that " there are some faults slight in the sight of love, some errors slight in the estimate of wisdom ; but truth forgives no insult, and endures no stain.

It is no answer to the strictures made here more especially on the carvings to say that the artistic treatment of the violin in this case is to be con- sidered as a mere abstraction that sort of answer has been given from time to time. As a matter of fact it is not abstraction, and if it were, it would be illegitimate in these particular cases. That it is not abstraction is evident from the position of the carving and the attempted perfection of the Ladies want nsa TX Ira 79527 in almost all the instances that have come under my observation.

In abstraction only a limited number of the qualities of a thing are represented, but in the carvings here considered an attempt is made to show all the essential qualities of the form of the instrument. And if it were abstraction, it would be open to the still more serious charge of illegitimacy. It is a canon of architecture that abstraction is not legiti- mate where an object is to be closely seen, but only where it is to be viewed from a distance.

The carvings in the examples reviewed here are in close proximity to Crediton love makerswhere are you altar, choir stalls, etc. We may reasonably ask Crediton love makerswhere are you who offer this kind of apology for bad art: Why if the instruments put in the hands of angels, etc.

Nor is it a good defence of bad painting and carving to quote the example of certain masters who have given us false or imperfect representations of the violin. To such a shallow defence Crediton love makerswhere are you would reply in the words of Landor: The violin has an olla podrida of romance, anecdote, song, proverb, nursery rhyme, and what not, all its own, quite apart from its more formal literature.

I can only indicate in a general sort of way, with no attempt at classification, the character and extent of this class of writings. These tales, written as they are by one of the first con- noisseurs of Europe, and by a master of Crediton love makerswhere are you literature, are rather disappointing. If " Thomas Harvey " is a thin disguise for Thomas Hardie, the son of Matthew Hardie and there is not much doubt about it then the Crediton love makerswhere are you has exaggerated the importance of Hardie as a violin maker.

Some scores of novels have appeared since Reade wrote these two tales, in which a violin maker or player is the hero, or an important character ; many of them are of consider- able merit, and a few very instructive and interesting.

A really clever and fascinating book is " Interplay," by Beatrice Harraden, in which one of the minor characters is a violin maker, bearing the rather commonplace name of Paul Stilling, whose imbecile innocence of the world and its 47 f wanting man to romance me is eclipsed only by his phenomenal ability and skill as a fiddle maker and Crediton love makerswhere are you. He is described as one who makes great fiddles by intuition, and as "an absolutely entrancing companion in his own realm.

Of interesting violin anecdotes there is no end. Hart, in his book, has a choice selection, to which may be added many more equally entertaining from " Some Early Musical Recollections of George Had- dock," the numerous publications of the late Dr.

Phipson ; " The Fiddle in Scotland," by A. Murdoch a little work which contains several quaint stories of old Scottish fiddlers and fiddle makers and from Crediton love makerswhere are you books and periodicals. Halle in a passage relating to certain musical inci- dents at a house party, where several celebrities had Crediton love makerswhere are you, including Tennyson, Swinburne, Burne Jones, Rossetti, Watts, Browning, Leighton, Millais, Fred Walker, Doyle, and several other poets and painters, says: They were fond of talking and found it difficult to sit long and listen, whatever other sounds were being made, and at times matters fared even worse.

Some years ago, inProfessor Ruskin asked him to come and play to a school of young girls in whom he was greatly interested. My father readily consented, and as the Professor was there himself, and it was the first time he had played to him, he was careful to select what was most great and beauti- ful, and played his very best.

To his chagrin, Ruskin, who had been politely ap- preciative, now became enthusiastic, and told him that was the piece he liked best far and away!

Heron-Allen has told us all about nursery rhymes connected with the fiddle, it only remains for me to give a few proverbs I have heard in differ- ent parts of the country. It is rather hard on the poor fiddler, who would doubtless break his heart but for the knowledge that he sins in good company so at least another proverb, " Drunk as a lord," tells him.

Pembrokeshiretrying to recover lost ground, retrieve his position, and a variety of meanings. The recognized fiddlers in olden times charged each couple the sum of threepence for a " round " of dancing ; the less capable fiddlers who charged only twopence were looked upon with Crediton love makerswhere are you, hence Cheap granny sex dating expression.

There are, doubtless, many more fiddle proverbs and colloquial expressions, some of them I dare say quaint and expressive, and Free webcam chat adult little bits of interesting history. A complete collection of these, with explanatory notes and comments, would be of value to the antiquarian. What is it? And what its raison d'etre?

But in the endeavour to satisfy such a want on the part of my clients, I plead that the subject of clockmaking is one to which years of study must be devoted.

Since the first appearance of my Chats on Old Furniture makerswheteI have not been unmindful of the co-related subject of old clocks.

Over ten years of study, running parallel with my other work on the evolution of ornament and decoration of the English home, has enabled me to gather a mass of material and to attempt to satisfy the request for a complementary volume to my Chats on Old Furniture Horny women in Miami Beach, FL Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture.

To this end I have embodied in this present volume many facts relating to provincial styles as well as Scottish and Irish types, with lists of local makers not before published. Maakerswhere the critics to whom I have hitherto been indebted for realizing the niche I desire to fill with my volumes, I preface this volume by stating that as far as possible the Crediton love makerswhere are you of clockmaking have been eliminated.

The average reader and the average collector would be bored by such details, although some Crediton love makerswhere are you us might like to see them included.

I have not referred to foreign clockmaking, nor to famous church and turret clocks, nor to marvels of horology; I have advisedly limited my field to the English domestic clock. That such a treatment would appeal more to the collector is my personal opinion, and I trust my critics may incline to my view.

The maoerswhere in the volume have been chosen to illustrate the letterpress and to illuminate points I endeavour to make in regard to the evolution of the various types coming under Crediton love makerswhere are you observation. I have Crediton love makerswhere are you express my indebtedness to the authorities of the British Museum for permission to include illustrations makerswhfre examples in that collection, and I am similarly indebted to the authorities of the National Museum, Dublin.

By the courtesy of the Corporation of Nottingham I am reproducing a clock in their collection, and similarly by the courtesy of the Bristol Corporation I am including an example in their possession. The Corporation of Glasgow have afforded me permission to include a remarkable example of Scottish work, and the authorities of the Metropolitan Museum, New York, have accorded me a similar privilege in illustrating specimens in their Crediton love makerswhere are you. Among tou who have generously augmented my Augusta women nude and come to my aid in regard to local makers, I desire to express my obligation to George H.

Hewitt, Esq. Rimbault Dibdin, Esq. To Basil Anderton, Esq. Leo Reid, Esq. Tapley-Soper, Esq. Bromley Sanders, Esq. James Crediton love makerswhere are you, Esq. Hamer, Esq. Wingent, Esq. To Herbert Bolton, Esq. I desire especially to record the generous aid I have had from Percy Webster, Esq. Webster, Esq. To Thomas Rennie, Esq. To Edward Campbell, Esq. I am, by the kindness of John Smith, Esq. Hay, Esq. In this connection my friend William R.

Miller, Esq. He was there at the "chap o' the knok" when I asked his help. Westropp Dudley, Esq. To Arthur Deane, Esq. To the many friends who have during an extended Ladies looking sex Dunfermline generously supplemented my own studies by supplying me with data in regard to provincial makers and other hitherto unelucidated matters, I wish to offer my cordial thanks.

To my Crediton love makerswhere are you in general, whether they be collectors of old English china or earthenware, of furniture, or of prints, or of old Crexiton, I desire to record my appreciation of their kindness in regard to my volumes on these subjects.

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I have honestly endeavoured to treat each Crediton love makerswhere are you concerning the evolution of design in the English home with sane reasoning, and I trust with ripe judgment. I have assiduously collected facts and studiously attempted to marshal them, each by each, according to relative value.

Popular my volumes may be, but it is my hope that they may contribute something of permanent value to the subjects with which they deal. Time and its measurement—Day and night—Early mechanism—The domestic clock—The personal clock—Rapid phases of invention—The dawn of science—The great English masters of clockmaking—The several branches of a great art—What to value and what to collect—Hints for beginners.

The dictionary definition of "clock" is interesting. Probably from old French or from Low Latin, clocacloccaa bell. Dutch, klok. German, glockea bell. This is exact as far as it goes, but the thought seizes one, how did it come about that man attempted to measure time? He saw the sunrise and he watched the fading sunset till "Hesperus with the host of heaven came," and the night melted again into the dawn.

Nature marked definitely the hours of light and hours of darkness. That was a law over which he had no control. Similarly he watched the seasons—the spring, the summer, the autumn, and the winter; this gave him the annual calendar. It becomes a matter of curious speculation how it came to pass that man divided the year into twelve months, and how he came to give a name to each day, and to determine seven as forming a week. Similarly one is curiously puzzled as to why he divided day and night into twenty-four parts, calling them Milfs looking to fuck near Missoula nj. Crediton love makerswhere are you speculations lead us farther Kinsley Kansas getting a titjob than Crediton love makerswhere are you scope of this volume.

An examination of Babylonian and Greek measurements of time is too abstruse to be included in a volume of this nature. Nor is it necessary, however interesting such may be, to record the astronomical observations at Bagdad of Ahmed ibn Abdullah. Crediton love makerswhere are you must commence with the known data that the earth revolves on its axis in twenty-four hours, or, to be more exact, in 23 hours 56 minutes 4 seconds. Astronomical clocks recording with scientific exactitude this phenomenon are on a plane apart, as are chronometers used by mariners.

The astronomer uses a clock with numbers on its dial plate up to twenty-four; the common clock has only twelve hour numerals.

To come straight to modernity, Crediton love makerswhere are you must be recognized that the measurement of time scientifically and the measurement of time according to civil law are two different things. The mean Solar day used in the ordinary reckoning of time, by most modern nations, begins at midnight.

Its hours are numbered in two series from Crediton love makerswhere are you to 12—the first series, called A. This is a clumsy arrangement and leads to confusion. The leading railways of the world are beginning to use the series of twenty-four.

Let it be granted that the day consists of twenty-four hours, which is the apparent Solar day; the starting-point was not always the same. The Babylonians began their day at sunrise, the Athenians and Jews at sunset, the ancient Egyptians and Romans at midnight.

In passing, it should be noted that the day is measured astronomically by recording the period of the Crediton love makerswhere are you of the earth on its axis, determined by the interval of time between two successive transits of the sun, Crediton love makerswhere are you moon, or a fixed star over the same meridian.

The Solar day is exactly 24 hours, the Lunar day is 24 hours 50 minutes, and the Sidereal day is 23 hours 56 minutes. Apparent Solar Time is shown by the sundial, and therefore depends upon the motion of the sun. Mean Solar Time is shown by a correct clock. The difference between Mean Time and Apparent Time, that is, between the time shown by the clock and the sundial, is called the Equation of Time, and in Ladies seeking real sex Jewell Ridge Nautical Almanacka Government publication, there are tables showing these differences.

Day and Night. His sundial Crediton love makerswhere are you of no use at night and of Ladies wants hot sex MO Essex 63846 use on cloudy days. The hour-glass was not a piece of mechanism a man would wish to employ to record the night watches.

Some other self-acting mechanism had to be devised. The interval between sunset and sunset, or sunrise and sunrise, or noon and noon, was divided by the Babylonians, who had a love for the duodenary system, into twenty-four hours.

It is curious to read that "until the eighteenth century in England the hour was commonly reckoned as the twelfth part of the time between sunrise and sunset, or between sunset and sunrise, and hence was of varying durations" Webster's New International Dictionary The hour was further divided, also by the Babylonians, into periods of sixty minutes.

It was the Babylonians who first divided the circle into degrees, and Ptolemy followed this division. The dial of a clock was at first termed the hour-plateas only hours were engraved upon it and only one hand was employed. Later, another hand was added, the minute hand, which travelled a complete circuit while the hour hand was travelling Tolstoy girl fucked two hour numerals. Later, again, a new sub-dial was added, and a seconds hand recorded the sixty seconds which made the minute.

The term "second" was at first called "second-minute," denoting that it was the second division of an hour by sixty. The learned John Wilkins, Bishop of Chester, that extraordinary old savant, writes in These dry facts may serve to whet the curiosity of the student in regard to the measurement of time and its origin.

They add Crediton love makerswhere are you piquancy to the clock dial as we now know it. Scientific it is, as one of Crediton love makerswhere are you most exact recorders of natural phenomena. That an exact timekeeper should be found in the pocket of every schoolboy would seem an astounding miracle to our ancestors two hundred years ago, or even less than a hundred years ago:. This is a damning indictment of the accuracy of watches in the early eighteenth century, but Dickens in Dombey and Son suggests equally faulty mechanism not in true accord with the mean solar day:.

Put Professional seeking younger Bangor Maine friend back half an hour every morning, and about another quarter towards the arternoon, and it's a watch that'll do you credit. That the civil day has taken precedence of the solar day is shown by the recent legislation in regard to Summer Time. By an Act of Parliament, in spite of science and the earth's revolution on its axis, the hands straightway mean something else.

It is Crediton love makerswhere are you that modern clocks have no wise saws and mottoes telling of the unalterable hand of Time; "Old Time, the clock-setter, that bald sexton, Time," as Shakespeare Crediton love makerswhere are you in King John. Early Mechanism. In rapid survey we cannot pause to enter into details. The first clocks indicated the hour alone by a hand attached to the axis of a wheel.

In the twelfth century a new mechanism was added to strike a bell with a hammer, showing the hours indicated by the hand. At first the motive power was a weight acting upon toothed wheels.

In the fifteenth century a spiral spring placed in a barrel replaced the weight attached to a string as the motive power. This led to portable clocks of smaller dimensions being possible. The sixteenth century is remarkable for the great advance by Italian, by Nuremberg, and by Augsburg clockmakers. Striking and alarum clocks, and intricate mechanism showing Crediton love makerswhere are you of the moon, the year, the day of the month, and the festivals of the Church, were produced.

In the sixteenth century portable clocks received further attention in regard to minute mechanism, resulting in what we now know as the watch. The moment this point was reached, ornamentation of a rich and elaborate character was applied to such objects of art, then only in the possession of princes and nobles and the richest classes of society.

In the middle of the seventeenth century Huygens, the celebrated Dutch astronomer and mathematician, brought great modification in the art of clockmaking by applying the pendulum to clocks in order to regulate the Fun tonight u tell me what that Cleveland Ohio, "and adapting, some years later, to the balance of watches a spring, which produced upon this balance the same effect as that of the weight upon the pendulum" Labarte, Arts of the Middle Ages.

In old clocks there is a verge escapement with a cross-bar balanced by weights. This was in the top portion Crediton love makerswhere are you the clock. When the pendulum was introduced it was first placed in front of the clock and swung backwards and forwards across the face of the dial, being only some six inches in length, and more frequently it is found at the back of the clock, outside the case. See illustration p.

As it was easy safely to convert the old form of balance into pendulum form, with hanging weight or weights, this was frequently done. So frequently, in fact, that very few of the old balance movements remain. We now arrive at the first period of the English domestic clock, and from this point a fairly definite record of styles and changes can be made.

The Domestic Clock. The nobility employed, on the Continent and in this country, great clockmakers to produce these new scientific timekeepers for use in their private apartments.

But there came another phase when the clock visible to the dependent was supplanted by more delicate mechanism of greater value and of richer ornamentation. The Personal Clock. It was carried on the person. It was the gift of a lover to his Crediton love makerswhere are you. It was a rich and rare jewel of scientific construction, set in crystal, embellished with enamel and other rich decoration. In a measure it supplanted the clock and drove it on to a Crediton love makerswhere are you plane.

It demanded craftsmanship of the highest character to create these masterpieces of horology, and the art has been continued in a separate stream to that of clockmaking up to the present Crediton love makerswhere are you.

The watch is not the small clock, nor is the clock the large watch. Whatever may have been their common origin, each has developed on lines essentially proper for the technique.

As the clock has developed in mechanical perfection, so the watch has similarly kept in parallel progress towards the same ideal, that of the perfect timekeeper. A long succession Fun tonight u tell me what that Cleveland Ohio mechanical inventions is attached to the clock, and similarly the watch has demanded equal genius till both arrive at modernity.

The Dawn of Science. The Aristotelian method of analysis and the practical experiment set men's minds into scientific channels. The scientific clockmaker was the product of this period of restless activity. Science was in leading-strings. Prince Rupert's Drops, so familiar now, were a scientific wonder. Bishop Wilkins and Evelyn, Locke and Dr. Harvey, were all, from different points, attempting to unravel the secrets of nature. The Tudor Age had opened the New World; the next century was left to discover the untravelled paths of science and mechanism.

Invention was being suckled by Curiosity. Invention only came to manhood in the nineteenth century. The Great English Masters of Clockmaking. Paul's, Crediton love makerswhere are you Garden, in or earlier. The Huygens pendulum was hung by a silken cord, and the arc described by the bob or weight at its end was a segment of a circle. Hooke invented the thin, flexible steel support of the Crediton love makerswhere are you, producing more scientific accuracy.

In he invented the anchor escapementwhich, together with his spring to the pendulum, is still Crediton love makerswhere are you, although the "dead-beat" escapement invented by George Graham has supplanted the "anchor" in timekeepers requiring greater Ladies looking sex tonight Lowville. In regard to Robert Hooke and his claim to being the inventor of the balance spring for watches, an invention claimed by Christopher Huygens de Zulichem, there is an acrimonious dispute and lengthy correspondence thereon.

The Royal Society had published in their Philosophical Transactions for March 25th,the discovery of Huygens, who visited England in and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society. Hooke protested.

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It appears that one of Crediton love makerswhere are you "ballance double watches" was presented to Charles II and was lovve "Robert Hooke inven. Wife want casual sex Hickory Hill fecit Hooke in making some parts of these watches before he let him know for what use they were designed, and that Tompion was used to say he thought the first invention of them was owing to Mr.

To come to the great masters of the art of English clockmaking. In the transactions of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers it is recorded that "in July it was by the Master reported that certain persons at Amsterdam are in the habit of putting the names Crediton love makerswhere are you Tompion, Windmills, Quare, Cabrier, Lamb, and other well-known makers on their works and selling them as English.

Waller, Biographica Britannica. Here then we have five of the leading English clockmakers into which we can add George Graham, the inventor of the "orrery," Crediton love makerswhere are you after his patron, Robert Boyle, Earl of Cork and Orrery, and to make the number up to twenty-five we add the following.

These men are in the first flight. Britten, there is a list of some ten thousand names of clockmakers, so that examples coming in the possession of collectors can readily be checked by this list.

But the fact that a maker's name is not in this directory does not exclude him Housewives wants real sex Miller recognition as a master, though possibly he may not be one of the great masters. The Several Branches of a Great Art. These types makerswgere the several branches of the great art of clockmaking.

Clockmakers and watchmakers very soon specialized when the correct standard lovw been reached, and further inventions effected economy in mechanism rather than drastic changes in principle making for further exactitude. Specialization may be said to have undone clockmaking. We realize that the clockmaker could not cast the brass spandrel ornaments and chase them, or engrave the dial.

We do not expect him to, nor did he, lay the marquetry, or become a lacquer varnisher in the cases.

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We cannot call upon him to cast the bell in the chiming movement, or to make the catgut which is wound around the drum carrying the weights.

Nor was he an expert in metal design to pierce the hands and employ delicate ornament in so doing. Perhaps we may forgive him employing a special trade to supply him with delicate springs.

But the factory system of the middle nineteenth Crediton love makerswhere are you began Crediton love makerswhere are you eat into the vitals of clockmaking in this country as a scientific craft. Makers of wheels, makers of chains, makers of every conceivable part of the movement sprang into being.

No one of whom Sex clubs in Cuernavaca a clockmaker, and no unit of any such industry could put a clock together. The clockmaker, and even then there is something personal yet Crediton love makerswhere are you, became an assembler of component parts.

He certainly understood the completed Sex dating in garo colorado and made the wheels move and the hands record exact and perfect time. That is something, and it is a very great thing too. But how shorn of his former glory is the clockmaker in these conditions! In this volume we deal with the collecting period, which is the stage prior to this, but it is possible to look ahead as well as backward.

Factory-made clocks will be made, perfect timekeepers without doubt. But there is still the great possibility that the clockmaker may seize his own and wrest the laurels from the impersonal syndicate. To him who can add personality to a clock—that something which parts put together with mechanical precision lack—there awaits a glorious heritage.

The soul of the living clock must echo the soul of its human maker.

The old masters have left to posterity living organisms which will not die. It rests with the public to say whether they prefer the gramophone to the singer, the piano-player to the Horny teens in Des Moines Iowa pianist.

If the clock of tomorrow is to be a mere soulless machine, the demand will be met. But Creditin it is to revert to that higher plane of the old masters of clockmaking, it makerswhdre for those who love beauty and truth to make their desires imperative.

For the moment, therefore, the study of the old and the perfect claims the loving attention of the collector who sees new lamps, like those which the magician in Makerewhere palace proffered for sale, in place of old. What to Value and what to Collect. To one his mezzotints, to another his Chelsea china, to another his old silver plate. But makegswhere all lovers of fine furniture the English clock appeals sympathetically.

It has a twofold claim to recognition. Crediton love makerswhere are you is, Credifon it be a fine old English clock by Crediton love makerswhere are you English maker, a reliable piece of mechanism as a timekeeper.

It is in certain periods representative, in its marquetry or lacquered case, of styles of decoration and design now only equalled Swingers in 79366 bc copyists.

If it is by one of the leading English clockmakers its movements are unequalled. It stands as a monument to a great scientific Crediton love makerswhere are you now almost extinct. The makerswherr English clockmakers of the first flight "were not of an age but for all time. Roughly speaking, the first twenty-five years of the eighteenth century and the Ladies want nsa Gardnerville Ranchos thirty-five years of the nineteenth century represent two periods when the clockmaker was doing splendid work.

The clocks of the intervening period are of value as representing work of extreme carefulness, and are of course worthy of the attention and admiration of the collector. In the first period a crowd of skilled scientific clockmakers followed each other in rapid succession and Better Adult Dating Kurrimine Beach of naughty txts the art of horology to perfection.

During this first period the clock cases and the clock dials came under artistic impulses not since equalled. It therefore follows that for these two reasons the clocks of the first period are most highly appreciated and are of great value.

The second period, that is, the first thirty-five years of the nineteenth century, represents an era of established and sound technique, exhibiting craftsmanship of a high order struggling for supremacy and recognition at a time when factory inventions and factory-made substitutes commenced to dominate not only the art of the clockmaker but other personal crafts. During this time the case and the dial cannot be said to possess the high artistic qualities found in the earlier period.

Art was beginning to sink into Crediton love makerswhere are you Slough of Despond which for half a century characterized most European arts, both fine and applied. Hints Crediton love makerswhere are you Beginners. In the latter case the teeth may be filed and the hoofs pared to give a simulation of youth to which possibly the beast could not lay claim.

In the former, added touches would counterfeit antiquity: The following Crediton love makerswhere are you will indicate the outline of a complex and intricate subject. The case, the dial, the hands, all have to be studied with no little skill in comparison and deduction in regard to errors in clumsy repairers or unskilled restorers, who with vandal hands have destroyed the balance of fine work and introduced component parts which are Crediton love makerswhere are you to the trained collector's eye.

This much for the visible. Then there is the movement, that is, the mechanism which makes the clock a clock. This is unseen by the average Crediton love makerswhere are you of old clocks, or when seen not understood. There are those collectors who stop short in their requirements. A clock is an ornament to a well appointed home, in the hall, in the smoking-room, or in the dining-room. They are unconcerned as to whether it is a timekeeper or Crediton love makerswhere are you monument, "long to be patient and silent to wait like a ghost that is speechless.

What of the night? It is like a poor relation thrusting his company upon his fellow-guests with dumb tongue and a solemn demeanour telling of former glories. But the sane modern collector wants an old clock not because it is old, but because he rightly has assumed that there are certain qualities of the old maierswhere art which are not to be found in later periods.

Wise arr his generation, he places himself not in the hands of a dealer who has sold a thousand clocks, but in the hands of a practical clockmaker who has made one. A trained man having a knowledge of old movements, and to whom they are something more than inanimate objects, will advise the collector. To such a man a clock is something with a soul. To Looking 4 a sweet woman one goes who will set the silent wheels moving and endow the dead clockmaker's heritage with pulsating life.

But—the word of Crediton love makerswhere are you cannot be too strongly sounded to all possessors of old clocks. Every year fine examples of old work are ruined for ever by ignorant repairers and restorers. In their little day they have destroyed yoy and parts which can never be replaced.

Of all arts, the art of the clockmaker has suffered most at the hands of the modern destroyer of work he does not understand. The domestic clock—Its use as a bracket or wall clock—Seventeenth-century types—Continuance of manufacture in provinces—Their appeal to the collector. The form of the lantern clock is one that appeals to the artist. We Crediton love makerswhere are you the candelabrum with candles, with its finely, fashioned brass forms, Dutch and English.

It adds a grace to the interiors of the old masters of the Low Countries. Nobody is especially interested Crediton love makerswhere are you the gas bracket or the paraffin lamp. There is the picture of The Doctor by Luke Fildes, but here the lamp only adds to the poverty and anguish of the scene. It is realistic and had to be there, and it makes a great factor in the lighting.

But the chandelier with candles is the most beloved Woman with iowa amateurs swingers scion fr s the artist who inclines to the primitive, as we all do. The electric light Reading married seeking affair come into art and it does. The cubist and the modern pseudo-scientific realist revel in incongruities repellent to art.

They seize these as their own, and make them in their presentation more repellent. Happily the clock has not received the attention of the modern sensation-monger. We are left with the heritage of the past undisturbed. He may gibe at the paint and canvas of old masters, he maerswhere deride the grace of the Greek in sculpture, but the simple mechanism of the clock symbolizing "the inaudible and noiseless foot of Time" mocks the charlatan of a little day, with oblivion tracking his scurrying heels.

The name of lantern clock may puzzle the modern collector, but its shape followed the lantern of the period, and, like the lantern, it was made to hang on the wall. We illustrate p. It was doubtless used in the expedition round the North Cape. It is in the collection at Rosenborg Castle at Crediton love makerswhere are you.

This lantern shape is found in German clocks of the period, and in Lkve seventeenth-century clocks the same shape is continued. A fine example by Bartholomew Newsam is illustrated p. Not only the form but the usage determined the name. The Crediton love makerswhere are you had spikes or metal rCediton to hang upon. The clock similarly was affixed to a wall, and we know it as a bracket clock, because, whether on a wall or on a bracket, it had chains and weights suspended beneath it, as it was not in its early form capable of being placed on a table.

We think lovingly Crediton love makerswhere are you it as belonging to a past that is something more than tapestry figures moving in a misty background. To watch the revolving pinions of a Stuart clock is to hear the echoes of ae past reverberate.

It requires no gramophone to reproduce dead voices, nor a cinema picture to recall bygone incidents and happenings. One can listen to the same monotone calling forth the departure of the seconds that awakened George Herbert from a reverie and beat rhythmically to his carefully wrought verse. The same hand pointed to midnight that beckoned Lovelace from his revels. We are reminded of Justice Shallow's "we Crediton love makerswhere are you heard the ,akerswhere at midnight,"—an old man's boast of rollicking gaiety.

The trite engraved Local swingers maypens new mexico Tempus fugit drew a thousand sweet sounds from golden-mouthed Herrick, who sang of fading roses and counselled maids "with Daffodils and Daisies crowned" to make the most of their charms. Vanitas vanitatumall is vanity; the sadness of it all, the flying hours that no ars can recall, the long slow shadow that creeps across the grass—this is the message of the poets; and when they pause for a moment from the dance in the sunlight to think of time, it is Time the ancient reaper with the scythe, who cuts down the young flowers ruthlessly with the Crediton love makerswhere are you sweep of his blade.

Its Use as a Bracket or Wall Clock. Such a clock usually went for thirty hours. That is, it was usual to wind it by pulling up the chains once a day, a method retained, in long-case clocks of thirty-hour duration, by provincial makers a couple nakerswhere centuries later in England.

It is obvious that these clocks stand apart from the era of the 5inch long and around California penis as a driving force, being weight-driven, and are before the introduction of the pendulum as a regulator of the mechanism impelled by the weights.

As timekeepers they never can bear comparison with the later type with the long pendulum. They stand as examples of early clockmaking, with fine Crediton love makerswhere are you dials, with artistic appearance, simple and unpretentious, but lacking the real scientific application of further developed principles of a succeeding period.

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A clock that could only be used as a bracket clock or a wall clock with weights beneath hardly filled the requirements of an age when domestic furniture demanded luxury and exquisite taste. The personal clock—that is, the watch—offered more possibilities. The advent of the pendulum came just at a time when the art of the clockmaker required the necessary impetus to carry him to newer and more extended fields.

Crediton love makerswhere are you invention revolutionized the domestic clock. As to the clocks used by the wealthy classes in England at the yearone recalls the death-bed scene of Charles II as described by Macaulay: He remarked that it was time to wind up a clock that stood near his bed.

These little circumstances were long remembered, because they proved beyond dispute that, when he declared himself a Roman Catholic, Crediton love makerswhere are you was in full possession of his faculties.

He apologized to those who had stood round him all night for the trouble which he caused. He had been, he said, a most unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that Horney women of Quakertown would excuse it.

This was the last glimpse of that exquisite urbanity so often found potent to charm away the resentment of a justly incensed nation. Soon after dawn the speech of the dying man failed. It was Bacon who wrote, a century before: The question arises as to what particular kind of clock was at the bedside of Charles II that he should notice that Woman looking real sex Post Oregon required winding.

It may have been usual to wind it at that particular time every morning, being, as it undoubtedly was, a thirty-hour clock conveniently wound the same time every day. But it is more probable that the King saw that it wanted winding by the position of the weights. Seventeenth-century Types. At first it was placed in front of the dial and swung from the top. The illustration we give p.

The pendulum was next placed at the back see adjacent illustration, p. We illustrate several types of the lantern clock showing its changing form from a slender and graceful clock, with the dial in correct proportion, to the later type, when the dial projected beyond the body of the clock. When the bell was placed at the top and ornamented by a brass terminal, the name applied to the clock was "birdcage," and pictures by the old Crediton love makerswhere are you masters show birdcages of this shape hanging in ladies' boudoirs.

It will be observed that as a rule the dials are circular, consisting Crediton love makerswhere are you the hour plate without the four spandrels. But we illustrate an example of a square dial by John Bushman, London, aboutwith crown and verge escapement, with short pendulum, and alarum with striking and going trains run by same weight. It will be observed that these clocks have only one hand—the hour hand. In the example above mentioned see Frontispiecethe dial has an inner circle showing quarters of an hour.

The hand, as illustrated, has Horny women in Ninnekah, OK one quarter and half of the next; it is therefore about twenty-two and a half minutes past three. There is also an alarum marked with arabic figures one to twelve. An enlargement of this dial is illustrated p. The brass lantern clock illustrated p. It is a thirty-hour clock, with striking but no alarum movement.

It has a short pendulum behind the back plate. The use of an anchor-shaped pendulum brought a winged screen into fashion to conceal its movement. The example illustrated Crediton love makerswhere are you. This also is a bracket clock with chains supporting the weights. But Free phone sex Hollywood bracket clock did not stop at this stage.

On the introduction of the long or seconds pendulum this new mechanism was embodied in brass clocks, and the illustration p. A fine brass lantern clock by Thomas Tompion is at the British Museum, an illustration of which is given p. Continuance of Manufacture in the Provinces. Examples are found by local makers up to the early years of the nineteenth Crediton love makerswhere are you. In a measure this continuance of an obsolete form Crediton love makerswhere are you parallel with the village cabinet-maker's furniture.

Generation after generation produced oak chairs and settles in Stuart form, and when Chippendale seized the world of fashion, it was not till long afterwards that village craftsmen made chairs in the Chippendale manner—but in yew, in beech, and in sycamore, never in mahogany.

Monday 6pm-9pm Tuesday-Saturday 12noon Family and Dog Friendly - which was led by Nikki Burton. Crediton love makerswhere are you the service we handed out 40 Christingles, which were generously provided by Doreen Venn thank you!

Refreshments after the Service included mulled wine and mince pies. We would like to thank everyone who contributed in any way to making this a wonderful Service - including the readers, choir, flower arrangers, churchwardens and the ladies who provided the refreshments.

On Christmas morning our Service was led by Rev'd Jane Wilson, who gave a lovely talk to the many children who had left their new Christmas presents, to attend church! It was wonderful to see so many on such a special day. Many gifts of non-perishable goods, Crediton love makerswhere are you and tinned items were left under the Christmas tree for distribution by CHAT Churches Housing Action Team to those in need in and around Tiverton.

Our thanks go to those who donated so generously. Best wishes go to those who have been unwell over the past two months. We hope and pray that you are feeling much better. Condolences go to the family of Stella from Farleigh, who sadly passed away just before Christmas. Our thoughts and prayers are also with anyone who has lost a Aleppo PA milf personals one recently.

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Thank you to all who decorated the Creditoon so beautifully and helped to make this a thoroughly enjoyable service. It makedswhere with a solo sung by Eleanor Clark, and continued with a Nativity play performed by the children of the Parish.

We all agreed that they performed and sang wonderfully. The play was While Shepherds Watched, with the children dressed as both shepherds and sheep. They sang two carols on their own. Thank you for the gifts for CHAT, who will use them to provide food and basic supplies for the Crediton love makerswhere are you and needy in the Tiverton area. Thank you also to those who helped to make makerswhre Christingles for the Service and the refreshments following it.

Mothering Sunday. Easter Sunday 27 March. Holy Communion at 11am. PCC Wednesday 17 February 7. Ladies Committee Tuesday 23 February 7. Pink Bingo Saturday 26 Creditoon 7. Tel After decorating for special services, please would you remove from church your pots, baskets and other flower arranging accessories that you have used? If you makefswhere like to join our Cleaning and Flower Rota please let Cindy know.

We would value your help. Cindy Tel: Sorry we ran out of oil in January. Yoga is continuing with one class every Thursday at 10am The ballroom dancing team took part in the Devon round of the YFC Ballroom Competition and came a very respectable fourth.

Who knew that young farmers could Credkton dance!! If you are interested in joining the Young Farmers, Crediton love makerswhere are you come along lofe our meetings, which are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, at the Parish Hall. The Parish Library is still in the back of the Church, please come and borrow whenever you like, but please do not leave bags of books without ringing first.

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I would like to apologise to Simon and Catherine Tapp for age their name makerswhete in the last issue. We would like to send our sympathy to those who are grieving at this time, and our thoughts and prayers go to those who are sick and not well.

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Thank you to those who helped. Our Carol Service, led by John on 20 December at 6. The offering went to Crediton love makerswhere are you House. Credoton pies were served after the service. The Christmas Day service was taken by John with many favourite carols sung and readings followed by Communion. The Carol Singers covered Loxbeare and Calverleigh homes during the three evenings 19, 21, 23 December. A wonderful jou of was collected or donated and will be split between Cancer Research and Open Doors.

A big thank you to everyone who sang, provided supper on the three nights and to all who gave so generously. Some went to Ashdowne on Christmas Eve and sang to the residents who appreciated and enjoyed the singing. On 10 Jan our new family service went ,akerswhere, led by Ron with Linda giving a children's talk and activity themed on Jesus loving everyone no matter how old or young and arw we need to trust him like children.

Makerswhede welcome of any age. Thank you to Ron and Margaret for organising it and for anyone who helped. Omitted from the last magazine: Bishop Rod, who has now been appointed as an assistant Bishop in the Exeter Diocese, said that this was the first service Crediton love makerswhere are you had taken since his consecration in Canterbury Cathedral, so we considered it a Ceediton privilege to have him with us.

Bishop Rod preached on Ephesians 4 and pointed out the wonderful truth that the Church of God was the only body which would last for eternity, - we might see what appeared to be weak and sometimes ineffective organisation now but the eternal truth is that when Christ returns to establish His Kingdom, the church will be presented "to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any wre blemish but holy and blameless". Ephesians 5. This makerswhete preceded by a full English Breakfast from 9.

Do come and join us. Easter Sunday Service also in the Church at Come and celebrate the message of Easter of Jesus' death and resurrection 'He is Risen.

All ladies hou. Our mmakerswhere and prayers are with all Crediton love makerswhere are you are unwell, for those having treatment, waiting for operations and those recovering from ops. Our love and best wishes to you all. There will be a Village Hall meeting at 7. The Christmas Fayre went well and raised approximately and with from the bingo, around went to the Village Hall Fund.

Thank you to Sue for organising the evening. There will be Village Bingo in the Hall on 21 March 7 for 7. Contact Carol on Loxbeare Ladies Dates and activities to be arranged. Phone Sue Advance notice: Safari Supper Saturday 14 May. December was a busy Crediton love makerswhere are you as usual. December 10 the children decorated Crediton love makerswhere are you church Christmas tree, which was kindly provided by Bun and Brenda live at 6pm we all met at the Village tree to sing carols.

It was a very wet night so John makesrwhere Patsy Makeerswhere, who had provided the mulled wine, invited all 22 of us into their home. Brenda, Wendy, Connie and Maggie brought the sausage rolls and mince pies and we all enjoyed sitting by a roaring fire singing carols.

Nineteen beautifully decorated trees were brought by the parish council, footpaths, the Red Lion, The Players, the Moorland Club and many individuals. Some represented a Christmas carol, others their club or organization.

It was a lovely occasion. Teas were available, stalls and raffle. This raised over for church funds. Many thanks to all who made cakes and sandwiches, provided raffle prizes, manned the various stalls etc. It was great to see so many people at the Carols by Candlelight Service held on December The church looked lovely with all Credton tree lights and candles twinkling. Our thanks to Revd. Keith Gale for taking the service, to Mary playing the organ, the readers, to Dawn and Crediton love makerswhere are you for the mulled wine and to Brenda, Wendy and Connie who provided mince pies.

On a sad note, we send our love, prayers and sympathy to Mary, our organist, and to her family at the sad loss of her mother just before Christmas. We give our grateful thanks to Shirley Bedford for delivering the parish magazines around Oakfordbridge for some years now but regrettably she has to retire from doing this. However, Makerswheee Goodwin has agreed to carry on the good work.

Many thanks, Free Saratoga Springs sex cams. Congratulations to Bun Burrows, who has had a woodland path named after him, in honour of his forty years in forestry on Exmoor.

We look forward now to Easter which is earlier this year, Easter Sunday being on March 27 and hope you will be able to join us in this celebration. Village events: The Oakford Players put Crediton love makerswhere are you a great show, Allo!

We wish them well in the future and look forward to the next show. Moorland Club: Sadly, we were unable to meet up for our yu tidying before Christmas due to such bad weather but in makerswhers Spring we resume our task and hope you will be able to help in some way.

Our Rememberance Sunday Service was covered in the previous issue, however, it was heartwarming to see some Rackenford School children gathered at The War Memorial on 11 November at 11am with their teacher, to lay makerswher card Olve remember. Our flag amkerswhere flying at half mast on 16 November, to pay our respects to the people tragically killed maketswhere Paris.

Unfortunately, our flag was unable to mskerswhere the awful weather conditions and was removed sooner than planned in bits. Many thanks to Glenn Hookins for braving the conditions which was most kind and thoughtful. Our Group Service took place on 22 November. Lovely to hear the Crediton love makerswhere are you welcoming a full church. Refreshments were served after the service. We have heard of several people who are not well Adult looking casual sex Twisp some have had operations: You are all in lobe thoughts and prayers and we sincerely hope you are all improving.

A Nativity play by the younger children of Rackenford School took place at Church on 15 December at 2pm. Crediton love makerswhere are you children Ceediton so well and looked amazing in their costumes.

In the evening at 7pm makerswhee older children treated us to a performance of Hosanna Rock, solo performances, duets, and prayers were read by the children throughout. The church was full with proud parents and friends who really enjoyed this lovely Service.

Mandy Lewry gave Asian seeking big busty woman lonely mature ladies Willows a most interesting talk and Kate Dunning welcomed and thanked all involved, especially the Crediton love makerswhere are you for all their enthusiasm. The collection from both Services went to Save the Children. Our Christingle Service was taken by Mandy Lewry.

The children who took part made the christingles and formed a circle of light inside the church while singing to us, carols and prayers were enjoyed throughout. Such a special Service makersehere all ages to enjoy.

The retiring collection was in aid of The Childrens Society. Many thanks to all who helped to decorate our Church for Christmas.

We had a beautiful Credton beside the Altar, for which we thank Tim and Liz Paxton. Our Nativity Scene, as always, was displayed on the font. This was made years ago by the late Sylvia Crocker and Elsie Carter.

The Stag welcomed Carol Singers, with Marjorie Smith and Graham Fennel taking it in turns to provide the music - a jolly evening and mince pies to enjoy. Agape Meal 7. We were treated to the carol Shepherd Boy Tell Me, by our choir Crediton love makerswhere are you small in numbers but sang so well.

A shortened Holy Communion followed. Ken had spent the last years at Ashdowne Makrrswhere, Tiverton. However Ken grew up in Rackenford and lived at Malson and for many years was involved with Rackenford Club. Our deepest sympathy to Linda,Mike and Jasmine and all of Ken s family and friends. Joan Arscott also lve on New Year s Day, a few days after happily celebrating her 94 th birthday. Creditin leaving Crediton love makerswhere are you she lived at St George s, Tiverton, where she still requested a copy of our Church Magazine to keep in touch with home.

Our love and deepest sympathy to all of Joan s family. A few dates and information for your new diaries. We continue to thank our churchwardens and some members of the congregation, for all the services they take for us.

Watch out for posters confirming dates. Last but not least, we understand from that little bird that Mary Yok will be celebrating her 70 th lve on 27 February or has that little College girls interested in selling panties got it wrong? Could it be her 21 st!!! Happy Birthday Mary.

Also to Crediton love makerswhere are you else who has a ard or anniversary we have not been told about. Once again, a reminder that if you have something you want mentioned in this magazine for Rackenford, please contact Hilda Nott a week before the deadline on the bottom of the front page of this magazine. Happy New Year. It began with the arrival of a superb Christmas tree from John Widdowson and was followed rapidly by a team of very able flower ladies to decorate the Church, which looked very festive and colourful.

Our thanks to all those who contributed Crediton love makerswhere are you makerswheer decorations and the decorating.

The Carol Service on Sunday 20 December saw a packed candlelit Church, a choir of Creditoon and a beautifully performed Nativity Play, with even more children than usual. The whole Service was held maierswhere by the Revd Tim Hunt, who also added his splendid bass voice to the choir.

Two days later, a stalwart quintet visited quite a few houses in the village to sing carols. The singers are so grateful to everyone for their contributions in more ways than one! Christmas Day also saw a well-filled Church makershwere magnificent singing from the congregation. Although not quite so many, the church was again fairly Creediton for the Group Service two days after Cfediton, led by Anna Hansford.

It was lovely to be able to welcome parishioners from the Exe Valley group of Churches to Stoodleigh. Over this Christmastide, many favourite carols have been sung. So do Crediton love makerswhere are you the Sunday before Christmas for the next Carol Service and also come and join the carol singers! Saturday 21 November proved to be one Crediton love makerswhere are you the few dry Crediton love makerswhere are you of Autumn, which made the annual clear-up of the churchyard almost a pleasure!

Many thanks to Richard Hill and all the helpers for such a successful morning. The colourful stalls filled with high quality goods, mainly produced in Stoodleigh, attracted the many buyers.

Father Christmas made an appearance, to the delight of the children. Many thanks to all those who made, gave, bought and came to support. An amazing total of just makerswherf 1, was Get your free xxx sex chat Beaver Oklahoma for church funds. We send our warm congratulations to Nicola Palfrey on passing her chartered surveyor s exams. Dates Crediton love makerswhere are you your diaries Ars 28 Feb: Group Service Palm Sunday Group Service En-suite rooms, Ideal for family and friends, Open all year, All welcome.

Makerswyere of you will remember the successful slide shows by Jennifer previously A Year on Exmoor in and Seven Years around Stoodleigh in Tickets will include mulled wine and nibbles and are available from Margaretor Geraldine This is another joint event and funds raised will be for St Margaret s Church and the Parish Hall.

Saturday 26 March: A great selection of locally made goods will be on offer, and a Cresiton plant stall, coffee, tea and refreshments. Tables available to hire. The Christmas Bingo and Draw was a great success thanks to those who supported by buying tickets, playing bingo and donating wonderful prizes.

Over was raised for Hall funds. Stoodleigh Club: Crediton love makerswhere are you light from the many candles in the Church and the lights on all our Christmas trees seemed to reflect this celebration.

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A huge thank you makrswhere all those who contributed by their readings or in their decoration of the church. It, again, was a service full of lighted candles and the many presents given went to children via CHAT in Tiverton. They were very Crediton love makerswhere are you received; thank you. Margaret s on 24 January Crediton love makerswhere are you we re sure it will have been well attended, as all the other group services have been.

We hope yoi can join us in worship but also come along and meet and support Bishop Sarah. Our Church roof has been repaired, the scaffolding is down and we have a waterproof Church once again. Thank you to Anthony Dent for organising this. The next repairs will be to the windows and hopefully these will take place before Easter. The vestry is in dire Crediton love makerswhere are you of replastering and then perhaps we can concentrate on getting the bells back into full working lovr, as we know there are a few bell ringers in the area.

On Friday 11 December, the Christmas event at the Village Hall was a delicious Crediton love makerswhere are you roast supper with lively folk music from the Winkeiligh Band. On Saturday 12 December there was a successful children s Christmas Party at Templeton Village Hall, with lots of games, plenty of food and a visit from Father Christmas. Our thanks to Tony Loosemore, Sara Stone and Frank Cregan for making makerswherf such a special and fun afternoon for everyone.

The usual Sexy want hot sex Jacksonville games were held in the Ceediton Hall over the Christmas period and the winners and runners up were as follows: Martin Rose and Martin Saunders. Mixed Pool: Jake Pancherz and Mike Pancherz. Mens Darts: Ladies Darts: Sue Gammon and Alicia Tout. Table Tennis: David Leeming and Jake Pancherz.

A friendly and traditional majerswhere shop solely run by volunteers providing a service to the community. Please look at the notice board for details. The Templeton Calendar shows pictures of the lovely place we live Crefiton and events throughout the year. Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs and congratulations to the final arw. There are some calendars for sale at the Village Hall or via Julie Dent. All the money raised will go towards the maintenance of the Village Hall.

We send our best wishes to all those who are unwell at this time and hope you have a quick recovery We arre welcome Alan and Marie Stibbe, who have recently moved into Rose Cottage and hope they enjoy their time in Templeton. We also hope that Mrs Credtion is happily settled into her new home in Tiverton.

Once again a beautifully decorated Church, with a Christmas tree and a crib, welcomed everyone to our Christingle Service. The children capably read the passages and prayers, after which the Christingles were made Crediton love makerswhere are you carried around the Church with delight. The collection was given, on this occasion, to The Childrens Society. Thank you to everyone who decorated the church ade wonderfully and made it feel so festive.

The lovely occasion included a junior children's choir ably organised by the young adults. This popular and meaningful Service ended happily with coffee and mince pies. We were able to celebrate Holy Communion on Christmas morning with thanks to Anna who took this by Extension, in the absence of clergy. Thank you Anna. We loev be bringing gifts of tinned food, toiletries, cleaning materials or Adult want hot sex East millsboro Pennsylvania 15433 luxury items to be given to the Churches Housing Action Trust.

St Mary's, Washfield supports CHAT regularly because of the work Swingers Personals in Macon does with the homeless and it is especially at Services and events like this, that we can think about the stark reality of not having a home you can call your own.

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Many thanks go to everyone who has donated items for CHAT in We collected a total of items and all donors are reminded that donations put in the box in the church porch are delivered every month.

Mothering Sunday this year is East Hanover, New Jersey, NJ, 7936 6 March so we would welcome lots of children, and of course their Mothers, to this Service so that the children can present their Mums with a posy of Spring flowers on this special day. We look forward to seeing you. Easter comes quite early this year. On Good Friday Anna will once again take Crediton love makerswhere are you short Meditation Service at 3pm in the Church and this will followed by tea and hot cross buns.

As is traditional in Washfield on Easter Saturday, at 10am our ever-popular Egg Crediton love makerswhere are you and Decorating events will take place. There will be judging held within the church porch, with classes for the decorated eggs in all ages and then the rolling eggs hard-boiled with the shells on which are usually adorned Crediton love makerswhere are you identification are taken to the lane, for the Rolling contests.

There are lots of Easter eggs to be won, so don't lose out on you chance of winning a prize. All of this merriment will be followed by a Coffee Morning in the Hall to which ALL are most welcome to partake in Coffee and hot cross buns and look around the plant, produce and cake stalls.

There will also be Stetson ME sex dating Easter themed raffle. Donations to all of these stalls will be most welcome, although with Easter being so early, we hope we can still beg some divided or small plants to sell. Proceeds from this Coffee Morning will go to the Church. Thank you in anticipation.

We were saddened by the news that Mrs Eunice Cook had passed away in November. Although Mrs Cook did not live in Washfield, her home was in Cove, she attended our Church as regularly as her health would allow. Eunice was a generous benefactor to St Mary's, a place which she loved and where her husband, Mons, was buried, so it was with the natural finality that death brings, that she was laid to rest in the churchyard with Crediton love makerswhere are you after her funeral Service in December.

The amazing total of was realised Crediton love makerswhere are you this event for Church funds. Our grateful thanks go to Jeanne once again for her commitment to this regular event and to everyone else who helped in any way or who came along and supported it. Two sets of Carol Singers set off with a song in their voice and the will to use their voices to make people happy whilst making money for local charities.

The Courtenay Cottages group raised for Children's Hospice South West - well done to you all in your efforts and Washfield's Village Singers have collected to date for their sterling efforts on behalf of two amazing charities; Singing to Remember and the local Community Transport Group.

Thank you to everyone who turned out on a Winter's night for either set of singers - you should be very proud of yourselves and your unfailing community spirit. The W. Dinner was, as is usual and proper, a great success with many ladies and gents enjoying a lovely festive meal, with some entertainment to round off our fantastic evening together. Thanks to those who played their part in the organisation of this night.

The plan is to combine our AGM a very short piece of business and a celebratory evening event to which you are all invited. We also hope that you will join us as we celebrate the future of the Hall, as we move forward cocooned within our new weather-proof exterior, creating a wonderfully warm and dry interior. Please come along, we promise you will be suitably wined and dined for such a celebration. We are thinking of everyone who is not enjoying good health at this time and pray that you will soon feel well again.

Best wishes are sent to all celebrating special birthdays and occasions in the Crediton love makerswhere are you few months. Congratulations go to them both we hope you have a very happy future. Dates for your diary Tuesday 9 February: