Herald - Issue 405

v SAY YOU SAW IT IN THE HERALD v 22nd April 2021 • The HERALD • Page 5 DECORATOR INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING General Small Maintenance Works Reliable, Prompt with a High Standard of Work Fully Insured • Free Estimates NICK CROUCHER 023 8084 8154 or 07594 582194 MP Guttering & Roofing Services • Fascias, Guttering, Soffits, Cladding and much more PVCu work • All roof repairs, gutters, flat roofs, chimney repairs • Moss removal 15% Discount for OAP’s Established 30 years 07730 377114 023 8087 9135 mpgutteringservices@outlook.com erapy and Support Dogs for Epilepsy & Autism, with £5 entry to the Fun Dog Show and any donations via Dogstival’s free show programme, split equally between the causes. With a range of restrictions and safety measures put in place, Dogstival was one of the few live events permitted to take place in 2020. 17th May is the key date, which will permit large gatherings of up to 4,000 people outside in a managed space and over the coming months, Dogstival’s organisers will monitor government guidelines and work closely with the local authorities to ensure an event that is safe and compliant. Burley Park o ers acres of space to allow easy social distancing and extra hygiene measures such as multiple hand sanitiser stations throughout and on-site cleaning teams will be in place throughout the event. Dogstival organiser Richard Nowell says: “We can’t wait for June to arrive and are excitedly putting together a show programme that celebrates the coming together of those four-legged friends, who have been the best therapy this past year! We’re a team of passionate dog lovers and every little feature and activity we plan has one thing at the heart of it – a dog’s delight – and we’re counting down the days until we can get together with friends old and new in our beautiful home at Burley Park.” Dogstival takes place on 5th and 6th June 2021 at Burley Park, New Forest. For more information and tickets, visit: www.Dogstival.co.uk and follow their socials: @dogstival. Tickets are priced £13.90 adults, £8 children 6 years old plus. Concessions available. SET TO BE PAW-SOME! Continued from page 4 For well over twenty years, from the mid 1950’s I was employed by the leading timber merchants and importers, Burt Boulton and Haywood Ltd, who occupied large premises in Eling Lane, Totton which is now used for other purposes. ‘Burt’s’ as they were a ectionately known, were unique in that ships from Scandinavia laden with timbers and poles were discharged on Eling Quay. e company had a pressure creosoting plant, a product now banned, and the poles treated were used in their hundreds by the then General Post O ce (GPO) and various Electricity Boards. Burt’s was an early exponent of Tanalith Timber treatment which is widely used today. I have recently been in contact with two other ‘survivors’ and I am wondering if there are any others out there? My ‘Guvnor’ was the late kindly Charlie Abrahams well known for his association with a certain Totton Recreation Club. Do you have an association to ‘Burt’s’? If so, please email: mikeslipper@hotmail.com On the Hunt for ‘Burt’s’ Workers by former employee, Mike Slipper