Apparently, the thieves left DNA traces at the scene so police are having to go through medical records of 57 dead people and exhume them to remove them from their enquiries, investigate 4 crack addicted children who previously played Operation (without the battery in it), some ‘humanoid’ who collected Capodimonte and 12 cats and 2 dogs whose urine and stool samples contaminate the crime scene - as is usual for this sort of shop.The head of a children's hospice charity said he is "so angry" after thieves caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.
Tills, computers and doors were damaged during the break-in at the Acorns Children's Hospice shop in Kings Heath, Birmingham,
Toby Porter, the CEO of the charity, said the thieves had only taken about £100.
In a post on social media he said "it is just not acceptable".
Yes, my sister says Oxfam are eagle-eyed with anything of value. I once sent them a girl's Alice Temperley dress, pretty much pristine - I wonder if they pulled that one out of the pile and dispatched to head office for the website. I should have checked!Oxfam, unfortunately (those gits research their prices…), but £9.99 is a lot better than £20.
In one of my local charity shops they had a plain white Versacè dress shirt priced at £20, i was tempted but at the end of the day i have half a dozen plain white designer dress shirts that i have bought from charity shops already, and i paid a lots less for them.if it was a different colour i would have bought it.Yes, my sister says Oxfam are eagle-eyed with anything of value. I once sent them a girl's Alice Temperley dress, pretty much pristine - I wonder if they pulled that one out of the pile and dispatched to head office for the website. I should have checked!
A book on my favourite tank:
Oxfam unfortunately (those gits research their prices…), but £9.99 is a lot better than £20.
They were hyped up as a collectable, 'future antique' sort of thing in the '70s. I used to send them to my nieces and nephews.@Peripart my mother used to buy two of each set of FDC which she set aside for my sister and myself as an inheritance thing. There's a tin box of them knocking round my dad's house somewhere. I doubt they're worth much, but if I can get £40 for them when the time comes, that's better than nothing!
Nosferatu! I must whip it out and have a good viewing as soon as possible!The revised numbering - I lose track, from time to time - means my last reported DVD find was:
2 x DVDs bought, Swinton 8.06.2021, total price £1.99:
2824-25.D: Nosferatu, 1922, 1987 restoration, Eureka, 2000 issue, 2 prints, 92' each + Comm. + Extras
Now, here is excitement, from Ashton-u-Lyne on Friday, 9th July:
2826-28.D: The Edgar Wallace Mysteries, Volume One, Network set of 3 DVDs with booklet of Kim Newman notes.
These wonderfully-drab B-pictures were a product of Merton Park Studios. They could play the bottom-half of cinema double-bills, though they had always one eye on their more natural television home.
So here is Urge to Kill; Clue of the Twisted Candle; Marriage of Convenience; The Man Who Was Nobody; Partners in Crime; Clue of the New Pin & The Fourth Square, all, I think, from around 1960.
I think I gave £1 for the set!