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An unexpected feline visitor in the back of the van in Arkesden

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An unexpected feline visitor in the back of the van in Arkesden

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As regular readers of my weekly blog will know, over the years we have had a number of unexpected visitors to the back of our van whilst we are working. On this occasion it was the customers cheeky cat Billy who came to have

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Cyprus April 2024 – Some Chimneys in Neo Chorio Village

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Cyprus April 2024 – Some Chimneys in Neo Chorio Village

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Yes, Claire and I manage to escape for two weeks to Cyprus again in April, staying at George and Adriann’s villa just outside Latchi. This year we decided that as we worked so hard, particularly during the sweeping season, six and seven days a

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Saffron Walden Crank Up – Sunday 28th April 2024

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Saffron Walden Crank Up – Sunday 28th April 2024

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Well, we spent a busy week at work, slowly following one steam engine after another on their way to the Saffron Walden Crank up, wondering whether we were ever going to arrive at the next job and how late we were going to

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Saffron Walden – Esse Lightheart Wood-Fired Range Cooker

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Saffron Walden – Esse Lightheart Wood-Fired Range Cooker

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I still sweep a number of wood-fired and solid fuel range cookers across the area, but to be honest they are getting few and far between and the vast majority of them are either Aga’s or Rayburn’s. I was therefore most surprised to find

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Steeple Bumpstead – White Enamel Stovax Huntingdon 25 Multi-Fuel Stove

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Steeple Bumpstead – White Enamel Stovax Huntingdon 25 Multi-Fuel Stove

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Here is something rather unusual, a Stovax Huntingdon 25 Multi-Fuel Stove but in a white enamel finish. I have swept numerous examples of the Stovax Huntingdon range of stoves over the years, but I had not come across one with an enamel finish. What

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Radwinter – Masport Auckland Wood-Burning Stove

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Radwinter – Masport Auckland Wood-Burning Stove

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Here is a real rarity, a Masport Auckland Wood-Burning Stove, I had never come across one of these before finding this example at an address in Radwinter. Until I swept this stove I was not even aware of a stove company called Masport. Needless

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Bruno the Parrot Taking His Morning Exercise in Abington

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Bruno the Parrot Taking His Morning Exercise in Abington

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You could have knocked me over with a feather last week, when I turned up at an address in Great Abington to sweep the chimney and found a large Parrot sitting on the gatepost. I simply just couldn’t believe it, at first thinking it

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Littlebury – Hard at work at the Coalface 

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Littlebury – Hard at work at the Coalface 

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I have not previously written about actually doing the sweeping work before in my blog, I don’t know why, but thinking about it now, it seems to be a major omission on my part. Afterall chimney sweeping is what we do! So here is

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Sewards End – Di Lusso R4 Euro Wood-Burning Stove

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Sewards End – Di Lusso R4 Euro Wood-Burning Stove

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I recently swept this Di Lusso R4 Euro Wood-Burning Stove at an address in Sewards End, near Saffron Walden,  and it is the first time had come across this brand of stoves and I was intrigued to find out more about them. I

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We had a cheeky visitor to the van in Finchingfield the other day

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We had a cheeky visitor to the van in Finchingfield the other day

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 Here we were busy working at an address in Finchingfield doing the chimneys to a couple of large stoves, when we had a cheeky little visitor in the side compartment of the van. This was Poppy the customers little black Cocker Spaniel bitch, presumably on

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