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The Hole In The Road by Berris Conolly
The Hole In The Road by Berris Conolly
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AND here’s another picture taken by Berris, which you might also recognise.

The famous Hole In The Road shot was taken by the photographer as part of a 1988 commission.

“I’ve sold more of that than anything else I’ve ever done,” he says. “When I took it, I didn’t think too much about it but people really like it. I’m not even sure why to be honest.”

“ALL you can do in this world,” my nana use to say, “is hope, when you’re gone, a few people remember you.”

“You’ll not be forgotten by me, duck,” was my Grandad’s typical reply, before a look of confusion crossed his face. “Who you are again?”

I thought about this while reading The Star on Friday and the tale of a Red Cross training room which has been named after a volunteer who served nearly 60 years.

Pam Stinson, of Firth Park, has been honoured at the organisation’s Attercliffe base.

And, after 58 years volunteering – including the week before she died aged 77 – how fitting that is.

For there goes a woman who truly deserves to be remembered.

HATS off to The Hop in Fitzwilliam Street.

The boozer held a pie eating contest, as reported in The Star yesterday – and how refreshing to see they used real pies.

That is to say they used pies with pastry top, bottom and sides.

Too often, these days, we’re being taken advantage of by unscrupulous restaurants which think a pastry top is enough to describe a dish as pie. It’s not. That’s a stew with a topping. And it’s no substitute.

Perhaps it’s time to get the European Commission on this...?