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by SloopJohnB
Fri 10 Jun, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Something new, something old
Replies: 5
Views: 3856

Re: Something new, something old

Well there you go Steve. Another Estate Agent. So many new builds in town i suppose there is a market for another one. Estate Agent that is. People used to complain to me that Hertford was full of estate agents, charity shops and coffee bars (not necessarily in that order). I used to be able to disa...
by SloopJohnB
Fri 10 Jun, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Something new, something old
Replies: 5
Views: 3856

Something new, something old

On one of my rare strolls around town these days I noticed that the premises once used by Colormax in Mill Bridge is now to be a Coffee Bar. My God, how Hertford has needs one of these. Next door the premises used by Pin Club is to be the new TIC. So, one shop which sold a lot of interesting type st...
by SloopJohnB
Fri 03 Jun, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Leisure and Entertainment
Topic: Classic Bus Day
Replies: 7
Views: 2732

Re: Classic Bus Day

Me neither. Terrible lack of publicity about this. I'm not too sure where to lay the blame. Other towns would give their right arm to host this - what do we do? :oops: :x This is a good day out. Old buses going to older villages along roads that haven't seen a bus for years. And best of all its FREE...
by SloopJohnB
Wed 18 May, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Town Centre Officer Vacancy
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Re: Town Centre Officer Vacancy

Having read the job description it seems that it a new position. It is as close as can be to the position of a Town Centre Manager. I was actually employed by the Hertford Town Partnership and sometimes self employed and oft times contracted out to the Town Council but never really had a concrete jo...
by SloopJohnB
Sat 14 May, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Housing
Topic: Beesons Yard
Replies: 2
Views: 1870

Re: Beesons Yard

Haven't seen it but might be pointing to Biggles or Capt W E Johns who wrote the books. There is a plaque in Cowbridge ( I forget which shop possibly the old DIY one). Bircherley Green had a aeroplane in some of the designs over the shops and clock; and I think one features in the sculpture close to...
by SloopJohnB
Mon 09 May, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Traffic & Parking
Topic: Hertford Is Choking
Replies: 3
Views: 1947

Re: Hertford Is Choking

Thanks Steve. It seems very little has changed then. I do have sympathy with anyone who tries to resolve the problem of traffic around and inside Hertford. I have not been so involved in recent years but the issue of the southern bypass was always being mentioned. I don't think it was ever a definit...
by SloopJohnB
Sun 08 May, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Traffic & Parking
Topic: Hertford Is Choking
Replies: 3
Views: 1947

Re: Hertford Is Choking

I would comment on this Steve if I had the first clue what the Mercury were on about. I gave up trying to read their on-line pages as they kept increasing the side ads, the pop ups, pop unders, videos and all the other intrusions of modern media life. In the interests of fairness I gave them a secon...
by SloopJohnB
Wed 04 May, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: New Wine Shop
Replies: 24
Views: 6606

Re: New Wine Shop

HertfordWino wrote:SloopJohnB, I will send you a message as things progress with the view to meeting you to discuss your experience if that's OK ?


No probs. Usual rates apply. In my case a pint or two in a local hostelry. I think my profile is up to date. If not go through Admin. Hope things do progress well.
by SloopJohnB
Fri 22 Apr, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: New Wine Shop
Replies: 24
Views: 6606

Re: New Wine Shop

I tried to persuade these guys to come to Hertford. They were keen to move into the old MacDonalds building, but the post office beat them to it. Convenience store, restaurant, and bar all rolled into one. Massive range of craft beers in the store, and you can drink them in the bar with a small cor...
by SloopJohnB
Tue 19 Apr, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: New Wine Shop
Replies: 24
Views: 6606

Re: New Wine Shop

This is a question I have been asked so many times in so many different formats. The problem is to balance a niche market with good profit margins where the footfall is high enough. Unfortunately Hertford could not support Oddbins and Victoria Wine also left. On the other hand Margaret Hart survived...

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