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Another Domestic Pet – A Labradoodle Dog Called Noodle

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Another Domestic Pet – A Labradoodle Dog Called Noodle

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Carrying on the pet theme in thatched animals, I saw this thatched dog at a house in Radwinter where I swept four chimneys recently. The owner told me that they had personally requested the thatcher to make for them a thatch representation of the family

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New Walden Sweeps Van – Ford Transit Custom

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New Walden Sweeps Van – Ford Transit Custom

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My next bit of big news is that I have bought a new bigger van; a Ford Transit Custom. This brand new, larger van gives me much more space for all my equipment, is much more ergonomically friendly than the smaller van, all of which

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Takeover of ‘The Saffron Walden Village Chimney Sweep’

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Takeover of ‘The Saffron Walden Village Chimney Sweep’

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The big news this week is that I have recently taken over Jessica Hayes chimney sweeping business ‘The Saffron Walden Village Chimney Sweep’, as she has retired from sweeping. Many people will know Jessica as she has been the only female chimney sweep in the

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Large Villager Stove Swept and Doors repaired

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Large Villager Stove Swept and Doors repaired

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Yes, it is that time of year when everyone wants their damaged stove repaired and as I have said before this is the best time of year to do. As the stove is no longer in use as the warmer weather has now arrived! And

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Door Repair for Stovax Huntingdon 35 Multi-Fuel Stove

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Door Repair for Stovax Huntingdon 35 Multi-Fuel Stove

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It is that time of year when I spend some time repairing people’s wood-burning stoves. This is obviously something best done in the spring/summer months when the stove is not in use, as it involves removing the stove doors and taking them away to be

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A Domestic Pet as a Thatched Animal, a Cat

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A Domestic Pet as a Thatched Animal, a Cat

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This is a first, a domestic pet as a thatched animal! I saw this thatched animal on a roof in Abbotsbury when I was on holiday earlier in the year in Dorset. I can’t say I have ever seen any other domestic pets as thatched

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Yeoman County Stove Swept and Repaired

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Yeoman County Stove Swept and Repaired

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I recently swept and repaired this very large Yeoman County stove at an address in Newport. As can be seen from the pictures, the baffle in this stove had almost completely disintegrated and both the door glasses were cracked and broken.
The baffle repair created

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Football Themed Thatched Animal – Tottenham Hotspur Cockerel

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Football Themed Thatched Animal – Tottenham Hotspur Cockerel

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I noticed this very unusual thatched animal the other day on the Old Forge in Radwinter. I could be wrong, but I think that this thatched animal is suspiciously like the emblem of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club? Tottenham Hotspur was founded in 1882 and in

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Hamlet Stove Swept in Radwinter

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Hamlet Stove Swept in Radwinter

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I came across this rather attractive and elegant stove in a thatch property in Radwinter the other day. It is manufactured by a company called Hamlet Stoves and is not a make I had come across previously; hence its insertion in my weekly blog. Hamlet

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Thatched Aggression – More Fighting Hares

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Thatched Aggression – More Fighting Hares

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More hares, this time on a thatched roof in Stoke by Clare, indeed this is the second set of boxing hares that I have seen in Stoke by Clare; the first set were on a cottage in the middle of the villages whilst this pair

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