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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2018, 10:44:05 PM »
Journeyman - Hi Lyn and Phil, I too have seen a definition indicating it describes a state of ability between an apprentice and fully skilled, however in my grandfather's case he was still labelled as Journeyman on a document when he was 69! He'd worked as a master jeweller for many years to a point where he became self-employed. That led me to putting faith in the Oxford Dictionary definition.
Concise Oxford English Dictionary wrong? - Interesting. 
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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2018, 12:14:29 PM »
Perhaps it was the limitations of the term Journeyman that had changed and not the definition.


The Collins English Dictionary, defines Journeyman as,


a worker for a daily wage. b. a worker who has served his apprenticeship and is therefore qualified to work a a specified trade. Any sound, experienced worker, but not brilliant craftsman or performer. Word origin of "Journeyman".



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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2018, 02:59:08 PM »
Thanks Phil, - I'm puzzled that my grandfather seemed to be still labelled Journeyman so late in his life - another mystery that will remain, unless of course on the document in question the clerk had paid daily in his mind when he made out the marriage certificate.
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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2018, 03:01:21 PM »
Loss of INet connection - I'm losing link at crucial times, check out my plan on the Harry Lucas School Thread Post #77
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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2018, 06:42:58 PM »
Airfix Spitfire - Aged about 7 or 8 I was building Airfix plastic Kits to a reasonable standard, two models I remember well were the Spitfire and the German Stuka, I purchased these from Woolworths on The Flat at a cost of 2/- (10p) each. I now had a friend in the posh houses opposite and I decided to give him a gift of a completed Spitfire. On the day it was finished I proudly crossed the road with it and knocked on his door, he answered and he beamed when I presented my gift to him.
He said this is just want I want and invited me in, he led the way upstairs and I followed - "Sure to be thinking of a place that the Spitfire would occupy for all to see." I thought.
Sure enough he walked to the end of their very long landing where he stood the model, on its stand, on a chest of drawers, he smiled broadly and said wont be a second as he disappeared into his bedroom, moments later he returned with his air-rifle, took aim at the plane and two or three shots later the plane was an unrecognisable heap of plastic on the floor.
I was speechless.
Ah Well! That's Life!
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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2018, 08:52:21 PM »
Puppet Theatre - I suppose I was about 6 when on a trip to the city my mom bought me two glove puppets from Lewis's (what a store?!!!!) - A policeman and a washer woman (why did I choose a washer woman?!! must have sold out of other characters) anyway they formed the basis of a puppet theatre and I invited Sue (can't remember her real name) who was about my age and lived a few doors away to join me as a puppeteer. I made the theatre from some wooden crates and it worked out really well, at the beginning that is.
There was a bit of creative conflict over plotsand story lines but by and large we worked well together.
And then what happened next haunts me to this day - I made Sue redundant. It was a bit tight under the fruit and veg boxes so I sacked Sue and operated both puppets myself.
I know what you are thinking: What a low-life!?
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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2018, 10:46:23 PM »
The 1956 Heaton Street Go-cart Crash - A tale of epic proportions to rival Gone With The Wind......

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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2018, 10:47:30 PM »
The Saga continues.....

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« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2018, 10:48:53 PM »
The Saga continues.....

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« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2018, 10:51:28 PM »
The 1956 Heaton Street Go-cart Crash - The fateful day.....

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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2018, 03:52:01 PM »
Perambulation....