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Half Round Pub Table





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    half round
  • (Half Rounds) Looks like a half circle and is used primarily as decorative trim.  Can be used to put a rounded edge on shelving, a trim piece for wall paper, or to add a decorative pattern to a flat panel.

  • A method of cutting veneers on an off-center lathe that results in modified characteristics of both rotary and plain sliced veneers.

  • Semicircular in cross section

  • (Half Rounds) May be used as a screen moulding or bead shelf edge or panel moulding.





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  • Any table that is 42" High (Standard Table height is 30")











half round pub table - Nicholson 04896N




Nicholson 04896N 8" Half-Round Bastard File, Flat Sides on all Half-Round Files are Double Cut (Pack of 1)


Nicholson 04896N 8"  Half-Round Bastard File, Flat Sides on all Half-Round Files are Double Cut (Pack of 1)



Cooper Hand Tools, a division of Cooper Industries, Inc., manufactures and markets many well-known brands of hand tools, chain, and electronic soldering products, including Campbell (R) chain, Crescent (R) brand wrenches and pliers, Lufkin (R) measuring tools, Nicholson (R) files and saws, Plumb (R) hammers, H.K. Porter (R) bolt cutters, Weller (R) soldering products, and Wiss (R) snips. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Cooper Hand Tools has manufacturing facilities in 16 international locations, and has approximately 4,400 employees worldwide.










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Charlie Drake




Charlie Drake





Charlie Drake's first joke - "A little boy had a tooth out and asked the dentist if he could keep it. Why? I want to take it home, put some sugar on it and watch it ache!"

Actually it wasn't Charlie Drake's joke, it was Max Miller's. He heard it on the wireless. And he wasn't Charlie Drake, anyway. He was Charles Edward Springall, age nine. Drake came much later, borrowed from his mother, the former Violet Drake. Like many comedians, if not all of them, Charlie Drake began with jokes borrowed from others, but once his real career in comedy got under way via television, he became the most original slapstick comedian in the country, easily out- slapping those few who had attempted visual comedy in the silent film era.

Born in Elephant and Castle, London, in 1925, the son of a newspaper seller who took racing bets on the quiet, little Charlie was only eight when he answered an advertisement in the South London Press and was first in the queue to audition for the great top-of-the-bill coster comedian Harry Champion. He sang that master's most popular hit, "Boiled Beef and Carrots", and promptly won a place in the choirboy chorus backing the star in his grand finale, "Any Old Iron" (pronounced "I-hern"). His reward: a six-day booking for half a crown (121/2p).

No further bookings ensued, so young Charlie augmented his non-existent pocket money doing a pre-school paper round and a post-school apprenticeship to a cats-meat man (tuppence a stick-ful). His education was at the Victory Place Junior School where the only prize he won was for Scripture: he was able to name Mary's husband. Moving up to Paragon Row Seniors he read the "Just William" books and formed a William-style Secret Society called the Red Hand Gang. Show business struck again when he did a deal with the manager of the Elephant and Castle Picture Palace: in return for winning the ten-shilling (50p) prize at every amateur talent contest, he slipped the manager five bob (25p).

Drake was 14 when he left school, in the summer of 1939; he also left home. He became an electrician's mate, the first of innumerable jobs, all of which would find their way into his television and later film situations. By night he was an Air Raid Precautions messenger boy. He devised his own way to extinguish incendiary bombs: old ladies' knickers stuffed with sand. Then he joined the Naafi as a baker. His fruit cakes were famous until he was sacked for using too many rationed currants.

He tried for proper war service and was instantly rejected by the Navy. He was only 5 feet 11/2 inches tall. "I was raised on condensed milk," he explained. He volunteered for the Royal Air Force and was, surprisingly, taken on and trained as a rear gunner. "I was the right size for the little turret." He promptly put in for all the services shows he could - Ralph Reader's "RAF Gang Show," Ensa, "Airmen in Skirts" - and was rejected by them all. But one useful thing happened: while training in Northern Ireland he met an oversize pilot named Jack Edwardes, who would in time become Drake's first partner on television. Drake's main active service was in India, where he caught dysentery and became the only airman who needed to have his shorts shortened.

On demob Drake formed his first double act with a friend called Sidney Cant. They sang "She's Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage" at the King's Arms pub at the Elephant. Unable to afford the tram fare, Drake walked up West every night to watch the big star comedians leaving their stage doors.

After failing his first BBC audition for Workers Playtime - he did his half-hour act in the wrong studio so the producer never saw him - he changed his name to Charlie Smart and won a provincial variety tour opening the show wearing a white trilby and a brown-and-red check suit. His first broadcast came from this, and he sat up all night writing 200 fan letters under 200 assumed names, posting them to Broadcasting House. They all came back to him unopened.

Somebody told him that Charlie Smart was the name of a popular broadcasting organist, so once again he changed his name. This time he came up with a permanent winner, Charlie Drake. Unfortunately it didn't help his career: he failed to pass his first audition at the Windmill Theatre - and failed a further six times. He found steadier work in the summer of 1953 as a Butlin's Redcoat. He taught campers ju-jitsu and boxing, he called bingo, he clowned for the kiddies, and he stole ?60 a week from the bingo take. At the end of the season Billy Butlin himself sacked him, and said he knew all along about the thefts, but had kept him on as his one and only ju-jitsu coach.

Deciding to try his luck with an agent, Drake now joined Phyllis Rounce, and at her office re-encountered Jack Edwardes, also looking for comedy work. His 6ft 3in height - 1ft 11/2in taller than the diminutive Drake - looked funny before they even











Hanham Mills BS15 1985




Hanham Mills BS15 1985





Hanham Mills is situated on the River Avon, near the village of Hanham near Bristol, England. Hanham Lock is the first lock east of Netham where boats leave the Bristol Floating Harbour.

A weir carries the river and boats use the adjacent lock. It is numbered as 1 and is officially the first on the Kennet and Avon Canal. It opened in 1727 and there used to be a colliery wharf just west of the lock, however the mines closed in the 19th century.

The river below Hanham Lock is considered to be tidal, as high tides often pass over the weir at Netham. Some spring tides will also pass over the weir here, making the river tidal up to Keynsham Lock.

The canal superintendent's house was built here, now a Grade II listed building, it is called "Picnic House". In front of this house once stood Hanham Mills, an archway over the towpath being all that remained of the mills until 1897, when the Hanham Abbotts Parish Church had the archway demolished due to its poor state of repair.

Just above the lock are some permanent and visitor moorings and two pubs.

Hanham Coal Mine and Work Underground

Many local workers were miners in the twenties, suffering long hours in appalling conditions for little pay. Jack Britton, whose father was a miner, describes vividly the closing of the mine was not altogether a bad thing.

Although much has been written about Bristol's coal fields, very little has been said about our own mine in Hanham. The 'Bedminster, Easton, Kingswood and Parkfield Collieries Ltd, owned Dean Lane, Bedminster, Great Western, Feeder Road, Easton, Hanham, Kingswood and Parkfield collieries. Hanham pit was situated in Memorial Road, near enough where the diecasting factory now stands.

The road was called Pit Road, but later named Memorial Road, after Memorial Cottage. At the rear end of the diecasting, there still remains the slag heap or tip as it was called, the rubbish of the pit, small dust or slag. At the side was the incline, where drams of coal were lowered by ropes on rails to the river's edge, then loaded onto barges, taken by river to Bristol and Bath, and towed by horses along the banks, which in those days were called Tow Paths. I expect there are quite a few old coal drams still lying on the river bed after running off the rails.

Underground, the drams ran in one direction. This was because of the river at the back of the mine. The main dram road ran under Cock Road and looped under the Kingswood Hotel, which is now the British Legion Club. Under the Kingswood Hotel they called it the 'parting of the ways', roads branching off in different directions. From then on you crawled on hands and knees, sometimes on your stomach, naked except for an old pair of football shorts, to reach the coal face.

Older miners, it is said, put names to the places where they were working. Coming upon a rich seam of coal, remarking 'this Soundswell', or 'now we're made forever, (New Cheltenham). Who knows if it's true or false? Many of the miners lived in cottages and small dwellings, called in those days 'Ragged Lane' (Vicarage Road), 'Mud Rank' opposite Christchurch, Anstey's Lane (Church Road end). The rent in those days averaged half a crown or 2/6d, a week.

It was not always collected as the rent man often found the occupants out, or hiding under the table. One tenant, leaning out of his bedroom window, was overheard telling the collector, 'You shall have your rent even if I have to sell the house'. Times were bad. 1923 saw the miner earning just over two pounds a week, a shift, if you were on a good seam of coal; nothing, no pay if you were laid off for roof falls, flooding, or poor quality digging.

All this work was done by hard graft: hands, picks, shovels, no conveyor belts or powered coal cutters in those days, and often working in water and near-total darkness. The miner helped supplement his pay by selling the coal ticket which he was allocated. The ticket was worth 2/6d to him, and people would buy it then pay to have the coal delivered.

The transport in those days was the horse and cart, and the handcart. You could hire a handcart, for 1d or 2d an hour, from Wride's opposite Hanham Church Old School, or Walt Jones oppositethe Maypole, at the end of the old Police Station rank.

The two pubs the miners used were 'The Swan' (Fanny Bailey's), or 'The Crown and Horseshoe', now renamed 'The Maypole'. Older people of Hanham always called it 'The Maypole' anyway. The miners were often given a bad name for spending most of their lives in pubs.

This is quite untrue, they spent most of their lives, 8 hours a day, not seeing sunlight, crawling in the bowels of the earth on hands and knees or on their stomachs, hacking coal, breathing foul air, dust, gases, enduring roof falls or flooding, and wondering if they would ever see daylight again only, in many cases, to die at an early age through the dreaded Miners Lung disease. Surely they deserved a drink to swill away the dust and memories of that









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foldable dining table

round cherry cocktail table

stack of books end table

modern wood side table

half round bar table

chunky oak table



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