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Percy’s Paint Pots - Part Two

Percy and his brother George once secured a very lucrative job in one of Cambridgeshire’s premier department stores, decorating the ground floor. The work had to be done in the evenings and on Sundays. Working these odd hours seemed to effect our Percy in quite a [...]

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Percy’s Paint Pot

Percy has done many jobs in his lifetime and prefers for me not to tell everyone everything but we know him best for being a painter and decorator. Yes he was also a professional footballer and yes he was in the Kings Troupe and a top [...]

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Percy’s New Potatoes

Those of you that have been following my exploits will know that Percy has got somewhat tetchy lately because I have been telling everyone about the things he got up to. In fact I did get an email from his son-in-law where Percy was threatening me [...]

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Percy’s Curry Nights

They were legendary. Yes I have to say that Percy on occasions could rustle up a half-decent meal. He would spend hours and hours preparing. This was not entirely necessary, it was just that he would get muddled and forget things or get distracted and he [...]

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Percy and the Summer League Match

If you are of a nervous disposition or of queasy constitution then perhaps it is best you don’t read on because although this story ha been recounted many times over a pint in the pub, it has never been put in to the written word. Who [...]

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The River Cam - The Towpath

The River Cam is my favourite river. I have for 40 years walked and cycled along from Chesterton to Clayhithe, so I suppose I am biased but there is such variety of scenery to capture your imagination. On my visits I have witnessed all manner of [...]

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Fish Tales - Confidence

It is fair to say that I don’t take much care of my fishing tackle. I can buy new stuff and within a few months it is messed up. I just am not a neat angler, I will spend hours making up rigs only for them [...]

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Percy And The Poet - The Cambridge Boys

The poet that’s what Percy called me. You see when I was in primary school I wrote a poem called the Fog and won a prestigious National Award and even had my picture in the Evening News! At this very time I had joined Percy’s band [...]

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Nethergrove Lake - A Tale Of Naughtiness

When Percy and I first saw Nethergrove Lake we both shared the same vision. It was truly a mess but we could see its potential and after much hard work and some considerable heartache Nethergrove Lake has matured in to a lovely and very special little [...]

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Dents Lakes at Hilgay

Percy had been fishing these matches for several seasons. The matches were run by Tim and Sid Cooper. A very light-hearted affair, but with some good quality anglers attending. I was invited to fish these matches by Percy as somebody had dropped out. I agreed and [...]

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