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Welcome to the home page of Norman Cutting.

Compiled, designed and funded by me (no adverts or worried about being ‘tracked’, so let me introduce myself:-

Like many others, lived in the same area for some 70 years, went to the local school, served an apprenticeship, fully paid up member of the Apathy Party and generally just a local resident. Relocated to March 2016 to Wanlip (Leicestershire) so you are now stuck with me!

After over 40 years of serving my old local community as an electrician, it looks like I’m gonna have to concentrate on what I do best. I’m good at fault finding and resolve problems that others struggle with. Currently, I’m recovering from the stoke I suffered at the end of June 2016 which was closely followed by the diagnoses of cancer for which I’ve just completed a course of radiotherapy. Naturally, to make up the 3rd thing, I fractured my wrist at the end of May 2017. I should be alright for a while, now.

Whilst we all wait for something else to happen, why not just wander around my sites, let me know if something doesn’t work and I’ll start sorting the current mess into something more organised (that will be a first, for me!)

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From the market (sorry commuter) town of Berkhamsted in the Chiltern Hills (down south, you know!), picking up from running my own business and deciding we had been in one place for far to long, the decision was made to find somewhere similar to pre-commuter days. So far, I’ve had a stroke and been diagnosed with cancer and broke my wrist, but you cannot keep a good man down!

I’ve just realised you may not know anything about Wanlip, which is good!


Update - Now up here in Wanlip, their loss may be Wanlip and Birstalls’ gain in local elections as I convinced 10 local residents that I could make a difference in May 2017, so why not find out if I’m worth the bother? Naturally, the other 4,000 odd electors didn’t quite see it the same way but not one to give up that easily, I expect I’ll be back next time.

One thing that does keep cropping up is for some reason, buildings and contractors up here do not have good reputation. It started a few years ago when I called a local builder to have a look at a property we were thinking about buying and nearly bit my hand off when he found out what I did. Once here, it soon became apparent that the property is in a early 1960s time warp (built in 1971) and even a resident who had one of the ‘new homes down the road (well, 1970s) expressed concern about his and only yesterday another commentated on how the local plumbing firm are still here (that’s about a year for replacement heating and hot water etc.) and even after 7 years in his place, still trying to fix things! Obviously we are all unlucky or is it endemic?

Moving on, my archives are still available on request and record political and social ‘happenings’ in Great Berkhamsted from 1995 to 2010+ including newsletters, articles and comment. If there is something you want to know, just get in touch.

Three of our shelties playing - the little one is now just 3rd in line!

Me just trying to look intelligent

Arrived recently to join the other 3 - much to their disgust!

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In case you make a wrong turning off the M1, A6 or A46.

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