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Thursday, 26 March 2020

Nugget 325

NUGGET 325 has been uploaded to the Wargame Developments website and sent by email as an attachment in PDF format to every member for whom I have an email address. I am now in a position to post out the printed copy of NUGGET 325, thanks in no small part to the efforts of our printer and the fact that the Post Office is still functioning during the lockdown.

I usually take THE NUGGET to the printer so that we can make sure that there are no production problems, but on this occasion I sent the PDF file to them, and they were able to print it directly from that. That was on Monday morning, and I had arranged to collect it on Tuesday ... and then the government announced that the UK was going to go into lockdown, with the majority of the population expected to stay at home, and with only essential shops and services remaining open.

I sent an email to the printer asking them to keep NUGGET 325 until the crisis was over, and to ask if I could pay for the printing over the telephone. On Tuesday morning the printer telephoned me to explain that although the print shop was closed, they had several jobs that had to be completed before they stopped work altogether. These were going to be done that day, and that once the print shop closed down, they would deliver NUGGET 325 to my house. I thanked them profusely, paid for the work they had done by debit card, and at 5.30pm on Tuesday evening I took delivery of NUGGET 325.

It has now been put into envelopes, and once I have bought sufficient stamps, it will be posted out to members. I will have to wait until I go shopping somewhere close to a Post Office to post out those copies going to overseas members, but with luck that should be within the week.

Just a quick word about our printer. I have used a small, local printer to print THE NUGGET for over thirty years, and I have come to know the members of staff that I deal with very well indeed. When I first began using Macaulay Scott Printers, I dealt with the owner, Peter. At the time, the company was based in a much older building on the opposite corner of the road, but they moved to newer premises over twenty year ago.


Although Peter still works there, the day-to-day running of the company is now in the hands of his son, James, assisted by - amongst others - Dave. It is James and Dave that I deal with most regularly, and it was James who made sure that NUGGET 325 was printed and delivered to me. If you ever need a print job done, please consider using Macaulay Scott Printers. Their contact details are:
Macaulay Scott Printing Co. 142 Park View Road, Welling, Kent, DA16 1SR
Tel: 020 8304 3903/080 0092 4121 Fax: 020 8298 9123

4 comments:

  1. Hi Bob,
    That is a good 'Plug' for your Printers. It is good to have reliable help that you know and trust...bit like choosing your favored paint for your figures - if it works- stick to it! Cheers. KEV.

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    1. Kev Robertson,

      I’ve used the printer for other jobs besides printing THE NUGGET, and they’ve always done an excellent job ... and always on time. Not only that, but because I am a regular customer, I get a small discount as well. They are the sort of local business that deserves the support they get.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Well done to them and to you for keeping the show on the road!

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    1. John Armatys,

      Cheers! As always, the printers did a grand job.

      Stay safe and stay well,

      Bob

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