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Beautiful and Historic Medieval Churches Discovered Whilst Sweeping for the Diocese of Chelmsford

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Beautiful and Historic Medieval Churches Discovered Whilst Sweeping for the Diocese of Chelmsford

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I felt that it was time for something slightly different for this week’s blog. We have been sweeping for the Diocese of Chelmsford for around two years now, completing the solid fuel maintenance for the Vicarages, Rectories and rental properties belonging to the Diocese.

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Esse Range Cooker swept in Stambourne

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Esse Range Cooker swept in Stambourne

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I sweep a large number of Aga and Rayburn ranges across the area, but not so many Esse Range cookers. Here is a nice example of an many Esse Range cooker that I swept recently at an address in Stambourne. I think this lovely

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Clarke Carlton II Multi-Fuel Stove swept in Stambourne

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Clarke Carlton II Multi-Fuel Stove swept in Stambourne

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Here is another make/model of stove I’m not familiar with, in fact I’d not seen one of these Clarke stoves before. However, looking on the internet they do seem to manufacture a number of different models; the Regal, the Majestic, the Pembroke, the Eton,

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Pigeon Rescued from a chimney in Great Chesterford

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Pigeon Rescued from a chimney in Great Chesterford

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It has been a strange year in many ways, one of these is the number of appointments I have had to remove birds from chimneys. I don’t know what it is but birds in the local area seem to have been throwing themselves down

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Parkray Multi-Fuel Room Heaters

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Parkray Multi-Fuel Room Heaters

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Yes, the old Parkray Multi-Fuel Room Heaters; 1940’/1950’s technology, but you would be surprised just how many I still see about the area still going strong. Many of these were installed in local authority and military housing as

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Faure Revin La Midinette B Solid Fuel Range Cooker Swept it in Great Saling

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Faure Revin La Midinette B Solid Fuel Range Cooker Swept it in Great Saling

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Yes, I recently came across this Faure Revin La Midinette B Solid Fuel Range Cooker in an address in Great Saling. Upon entering the kitchen I immediately thought wow, what a fantastic stove. It has a beautiful rich enamel finish to it which has

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Vermont Aspen C3 Wood-Burning Stove Swept in Wimbish

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Vermont Aspen C3 Wood-Burning Stove Swept in Wimbish

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Her is another rare and unusual stove that I have found on my rounds. In this instance it is a Vermont stove. Although Vermont stoves can be classed as Retro stoves, they are rather dated technology now, but attractive all the same and I

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Unusual Clearview Stoves Swept in Waltham Cross

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Unusual Clearview Stoves Swept in Waltham Cross

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I wanted to continue the weekly blog by talking about rare or unusual stoves that I come across whilst doing my rounds, however this week is a slight departure from that in some ways, as I’m going to talk about a couple of Clearview

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A Dog & Duck on the Thatch in Balsham

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A Dog & Duck on the Thatch in Balsham

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It’s a while since I had a thatched animal for my weekly blog, and I saw this pair in Balsham where I was working last Saturday. This dog and duck immediately made me think of mine and Claire’s drinking days at the Dog &

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The Morley Wood-Burning Stove Swept in Arkesden

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The Morley Wood-Burning Stove Swept in Arkesden

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Now this is a rarity, The Morley Wood-Burning Stove, I have never come across one of these or even heard of them before! I swept this example in an address around Arkesden only just this week. As can be seen from the photograph it

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