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Comment: Is there any substitute for experience?
I DON’T know how you feel, but I like having Thwaites Brewery in Blackburn. It gives a feeling of stability, industry, and continuity.
If we were to lose it for yet another big store, we would become like those other faceless towns with no individual identity.
Thwaites and Blackburn are synonymous. I know, we would go on without them, and they without us, but would it be the same?
I was at the Sharp Project Centre last Tuesday, it’s a huge media building in Manchester.
I was interviewing for TV Leigh Drennan Tameside’s youngest councillor. He is just 20, very keen, very tall, and very intelligent but it made me wonder about the qualities and attributes you need to be in that position.
The ones he has are, of course, very important but what about experience? If you didn’t leave school until late and you have never had a steady job, do you know enough, have you lived through enough, in order for you to give advice?
Now, I reckon that I have done lots of things, made many mistakes, had a few successes, but giving advice is a dodgy business.
Years ago I worked as a business adviser for Department of Trade and Industry helping small companies with their problems.Luckily for them, I had bags of experience to draw on.
Making your own mistakes is bad enough, but what if you helped someone else go down that slippery slope, could anything be worse?
At last, it seems summer is really here.
Once, years ago, in New York on holiday with a friend, she remarked on the heat, and wondered ‘as the weather was so good why nobody had their washing out’!
What’s that old saying ‘you can take a lass out of Lancashire but you can’t take the Lancashire out of the lass’.
A lass once came in the De Tabley and asked me for a 75 pence glass of wine I said ‘sorry love we don’t have any at that price’ she said ‘yes you do, but you charge two pounds for it’. As I said some things never change!
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