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by Gaffer2
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Missing or Damaged Letterboxes
Topic: The Hairy Feet letterbox
Replies: 0
Views: 1078

The Hairy Feet letterbox

found recently by an acquaintance of mine somewhere near the Bowerman's Nose. It was waterlogged, the lid not having been put back on securely. The stamp was in poor condition; the Visitors' Book even more so. The Box and contents were taken home, dried out, owner's details becoming just-about legib...
by Gaffer2
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Can anyone help please?
Replies: 15
Views: 7529

Is this the end of the road?

Seven months now since I began this post. Sowerby Streaker's friend who had found my letterbox in 2012 has recently returned to the site with the bracken having died back. She reports no sign of "Bernadette's Box". With a heavy heart, I now have to take the rational position that in all probability ...
by Gaffer2
Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Old Clues
Replies: 3
Views: 1470

Re: Old Clues

I doubt if any of the 195 24 year old clues are still current. Would any of them be in the current Catalogue 24 years later? I very much doubt it. Letterboxes would expect to be retired after much less time than this if they survive for years: wear and tear, weather, vandals, finders putting them ba...
by Gaffer2
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Can anyone help please?
Replies: 15
Views: 7529

Re: Can anyone help please?

I've been asked to give an update: it's 15 weeks since I launched this post. 3135 views to date: far, far more than I could ever have hoped. 3 correspondents have said that they will make a purposeful search for my missing Bernadette's Box. The bracken and undergrowth have been so thick that searchi...
by Gaffer2
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Can anyone help please?
Replies: 15
Views: 7529

Re: Can anyone help please?

Thank you, Sowerby Streaker, and also to your friend who came across my box in 2012. Yes please: I'd be grateful if you would look in the area when the bracken has died down. The stamp was indeed a teddy bear. My late younger sister inherited teddy bears from her two brothers in turn. I'm not intend...
by Gaffer2
Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Can anyone help please?
Replies: 15
Views: 7529

Re: Can anyone help please?

In the 8 weeks since my original posting of 25th May there have been 1092 views to date. My thanks are due to the many of you who returned to this narrative chain to check on progress. Thanks too are due to my wellwishers and those who sent me supportive comments. Especial thanks I make to the 2 peo...
by Gaffer2
Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Can anyone help please?
Replies: 15
Views: 7529

Re: Can anyone help please?

An honourable and most gracious response from you, Nik, made sotto voce. Thank you. The new motif is easier on the eye and improves on the original. I'd like now to make appeal anew for help in trying to find and take in my sole remaining letterbox from the Lydford area. My sister lived in Mary Tavy...
by Gaffer2
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Can anyone help please?
Replies: 15
Views: 7529

Re: Can anyone help please?

Thank you, Nik- KOTM. Your comments much appreciated. My circumstances are difficult and demanding. Little things like receiving a kind word here and there help provide a much-needed fillip. 535 views of my post to date. 3 offers to help. 2 messages of support. My box near Sharpitor was found - sadl...
by Gaffer2
Mon May 30, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Can anyone help please?
Replies: 15
Views: 7529

Re: Can anyone help please?

My location says where I am based: Hemel Hempstead in Herts. I'm a northerner by birth and upbringing but came here for work. I think that my stay in the Forum will be short-lived. My wife's accident, becoming disabled, and my giving up work to be her Carer precludes my letterboxing in future. Hence...
by Gaffer2
Mon May 30, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: A few rules for this site
Replies: 4
Views: 3570

Re: A few rules for this site

I've got one of those at home - she's always right. Or, more accurately, she thinks she is.
by Gaffer2
Fri May 27, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Can anyone help please?
Replies: 15
Views: 7529

Re: Can anyone help please?

Thank you for the good wishes. I've had one offer to look so far. If I get any more, then I'll accept up to two more: easier then to keep in touch and notify any results. I did have a box stolen many years ago but I learned the lesson to put newer boxes further off the road, less visible, and in les...
by Gaffer2
Wed May 25, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: A few rules for this site
Replies: 4
Views: 3570

Re: A few rules for this site

Just a small point from a newcomer: there is no such word as "orientated". It goes like "fragment" - fragment, fragmented, fragmentation. Hence: orient, oriented, orientation. It's a common mistake.
by Gaffer2
Wed May 25, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Can anyone help please?
Replies: 15
Views: 7529

Can anyone help please?

I and my wife used to letterbox. We had 4 unregistered boxes out on the moor. She had an accident at home, became disabled and now has to use a wheelchair. I had to give up work to be her f/t Carer.I came back to Dartmoor last week to take in my four boxes as I will no longer be able to maintain the...