Star Let­ter

The People's Friend - - Puzzles -

I en­joyed read­ing the fea­ture about the craft of glass blow­ing and the skills in­volved.

I used to be a wood­work­ing crafts­man and was re­quested to pass on my lad­der-mak­ing skills to an­other gen­er­a­tion to try to stop this par­tic­u­lar craft from dy­ing out.

I had the plea­sure of pass­ing on some of these skills to Robin Wood MBE and Steve Tom­lin, with a video doc­u­ment­ing this.

This is one of my paint­ings de­pict­ing what a lad­der stand looked like dur­ing the hey­day of wooden lad­der-mak­ing and the way they were erected at the many dif­fer­ent show­grounds all over the coun­try. Mr S.J.C., Har­pole.

Our Star Let­ter will re­ceive a Dean’s all-but­ter short­bread tin worth £13.69 RRP.

All other printed UK let­ters will win one of our fa­mous tea cad­dies and a pack of loose tea. Our friends from over­seas will re­ceive an al­ter­na­tive prize.

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