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Emma Joins me for a Day’s Work Experience

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Emma Joins me for a Day’s Work Experience

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Those of you who regularly follow my blog will remember that about a year ago my youngest daughter Katie joined me for a day’s work experience – This was part of fulfilling part of the National Curriculum in year 10. Well recently my eldest

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An ACR Neo 3 Wood-burning Stove Swept in Saffron Walden

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An ACR Neo 3 Wood-burning Stove Swept in Saffron Walden

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I recently swept this ACR Neo 3 Wood-burning Stove at an address in Saffron Walden; in fact I have been sweeping the flue for this stove for the past few years now. I thought it would be good to include it in my blog

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Running Horse – Great Bardfield

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Running Horse – Great Bardfield

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I realized this week that I have not had a blog of a thatched animal for quite some time now, so this week I thought I would put that right! All work and no play and all that!
These pictures of a running horse

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A Rare Stove – The Interoven Goodwood Stove

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A Rare Stove – The Interoven Goodwood Stove

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Well, I had not seen one of these before, the Interoven Goodwood Stove – I swept this one recently at a farmhouse just outside Hempstead. The customer told me that her father had installed the stove in the late 1940’s when he had renovated

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Commercial Sweeping Work – The Arches Apartment Block in Deptford

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Commercial Sweeping Work – The Arches Apartment Block in Deptford

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Yes, Last week we returned to work in London when we swept the biomass boiler flue at the Arches Apartment Block in Childers Street Deptford. This apartment complex is rather large, occupying as it does half the length of one side of Childers Street

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Claire Retires and Joins the Business

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Claire Retires and Joins the Business

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Yes, I have a new partner, well a new business partner! My wife Claire finished with the Metropolitan Police a couple of weeks ago now and has joined me in the business. She doesn’t actually officially retire until 1st September, but until that date

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Sweeping a Wanders Economic 60 Cassette Multi-Fuel Stove

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Sweeping a Wanders Economic 60 Cassette Multi-Fuel Stove

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This week one of my jobs was sweeping this Wanders Economic 60 Cassette Multi-Fuel Stove at an address in Ashdon. I thought that I would include this stove in my blog as I don’t do many Wanders stoves and this is the only Wanders

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Emergency Calls – A Bird Down the Chimney in Radwinter

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Emergency Calls – A Bird Down the Chimney in Radwinter

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Not such an unusual call out at this time year when a lot of fledglings are beginning to leave the nest and stage there first stuttering flaps into the outside world. It is not therefore unusual to find that some of these learner fliers end

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Morso Squirrel in Radwinter Requiring Sweeping & TLC

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Morso Squirrel in Radwinter Requiring Sweeping & TLC

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Last week I attended to the needs of this Morso Squirrel Multi-Fuel Stove at an address in Radwinter. As can be seen in the photos this stove has seen some stout service over the winter and was beginning to show some signs of how

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Suffolk Sweeping – Rattelsden & the Old American Airfield

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Suffolk Sweeping – Rattelsden & the Old American Airfield

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I recently spent a day chimney sweeping in Suffolk that I thought might interest people. Many of the places I swept on this day were thatched properties, who had previously had stoves fitted by the Cut Maple Fireplace and Stove company. Clearly, due to

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