Dianne and myself are now semi-retired and spend most of the Summer season on our 'wide beamed' Narrowboat. The wool trade is not quite so busy during the summer so we leave Carole and Dawn to run the business, which we have to say, they do very well. In fact they do it so well that I have given up looking for something 'new' to tell you in the "new"sletter. So perhaps we should rename it the "ongoing story of DKY"letter.
The CPU / DKY story is not one of Rags to Riches, but perhaps somewhere in-between - let me explain.
In the last newsletter we had reached the point where we had rented extra stall space on Peterborough Market, giving us 48 feet of stall frontage. Now we had to fill it.
The Tawny suppliers were introducing a new range of yarns to the UK called "elle" which was manufactured in South Africa. After receiving samples of these yarns we decided that this may well be what we needed to fill the extra space.
|The elle models|
Everyone on the market were very supportive, including the market manager, who persuaded Pearl, the Peterborough Town Crier, to promote the event in the City Centre on the day of the show. We had two 45 minute shows, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Both were well attended by the public and other stall holders, who together watched the professional models strutting their stuff to very loud and lively music. Even though this event took place around 12 years ago, the stall holders still remind us of what a great day it was when we visit the market for our fruit and veg.
So is that the end of the story? Why did we leave the Market? How did we get 'online'?
More next time.
Chapter Ten of the CPU Enterprises Story