Small World

May 13, 2018

Small World
We are way for the weekend in Ulverstone, Cumbria, and yesterday I went into John C Jackson Antiques. It is a minute walk from the town centre shops, with a prominent position on the corner of Fountain Street. I flicked through some old postcards, and bought two, then got talking to John Jackson, the owner.
Small World
He knew Abingdon from a boating trip on the River Thames. Lovely town he remembered, on the River Thames. He remembered going over the bridge for a drink in one of the town’s pubs then going back late to his hired boat. He was invited into the neighboring boat for more drinks by a very persuasive neighbour. The neighbour said he knew Ulverstone. He had just been there two days before as part of his underwater photography business. While in Ulverstone the neighbour had even noticed John Jackson’s antique shop. John Jackson said it was ‘a small world’.
Small World
He said his business was 49 years old, about as old as the postcard pictured above.

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