Just to follow on from my previous post though, about the old sewing machines - I'd like to quickly share with you this lovely photograph and an email that came with it from my Mum...
"Reading your blog today reminded me that my grandfather used to be a machine mechanic for all the sewing machines at the 'Polyflinders' factory where they made aprons. The picture shows him outside the factory in old Hemel Hempstead, with the entrance to Gadebridge park behind him."
Isn't it a fab photo? - Thanks Mum!