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Megan had a hollow sensation in the pit of her stomach. Her loyal, endearing husband of 56 years of marriage had been dead for 12 years. Killed in a road accident.

After battling for a decade alone it seemed that Bob had been sent as a guardian angel to help in her loneliness. They had met at the entrance of the local animal sanctuary two years ago. Their eyes met briefly. His dark brown velvety eyes looked doleful and sad. She spoke briefly to him before stepping outside. She had accompanied Agnes, who was recently widowed, to the animal sanctuary. Agnes had seen a cat she much admired. A home visit was necessary before Agnes was allowed to take the animal of her choice home.

Today Megan sat dozing in her tiny two-up-two-down cottage. She had last seen Bob as he walked down the garden path of her home a month ago. What had stopped him returning to her?

The door bell brought her out of her reverie. Dozily she removed the security door chain. A man was standing there. Megan scarcely saw him. What she did see was the scruffy bundle of brown and black hair as Bob, her beloved Yorkshire cross terrier, jumped into her arms and started licking her.

By Sylvia Jones

Forthcoming Events

Generation Games Exhibition

Date:
27/04/2018 - 28/10/2018
Description:
This exhibition is a history of home computer games consoles throughout the ages

Claire Allain - Jewellery Showcase

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Having recently returned to the UK after living in New Zealand for ten years, Claire has been experimenting with new techniques. She has been working with a variety of techniques and marrying metals together to create wearable sculptures or as she likes to call them wearable "Sketches", like little mini contemporary paintings

Eighteen - The Lost Generation - Exhibition

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Almost half a million men enlisted in the first two months of The Great War, however recruitment soon fell dramatically and conscription was introduced in January 1916.Most single men from the ages of 18 to 41 were liable to be called up for service and by the end of war over five million British men had served.

Katharina Klug - Craft Showcase

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Katharina create timeless vessels for contemporary interiors. Each piece is individually made from porcelain on the potter's wheel. Naïve, spontaneous pencil strokes, graphic simple patterns that create movement and direction.
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