Picking A Winner

Last week we visited a small exhibition in the old Ramsey Courthouse in the square beside the war memorial. The boards arranged around the old courtroom displayed old sepia photographs and newspaper cuttings depicting the town's retail and business heritage.  Many of the businesses are, of course, now long gone but some still remain and the old buildings are still recognisable. 

The exhibition was in support of the British Legion and Remembrance Day so we dropped our donation into the collection bucket  where we noticed that we could also leave our name and telephone number to be entered into a draw.  The prize was a large framed collage of old photos of the town centre.

Yesterday evening I had a phone call from a very charming gentleman who told me that I had won the prize draw.  I was very pleased as I have never previously been very lucky with draws or raffles.

I am going to collect my prize from the Courthouse building on Saturday morning.

It will look very well on the wall in the hallway of our new home.


28 comments:

  1. Whoot! That's very nice. Our local library has a word puzzle thing. You put the solution into a box, and they collect all the correct solutions and draw a name. The winner gets a brand new book. I've won that 3 or 4 times, and I'm always as excited as a child. New books are a rarity for me, since I usually buy used ones. Your prize sounds much more exciting! Can't wait to see it.

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    1. I was just excited to have won something. Just like a kid!

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  2. Please could we have your predictions for tonight's Euromillions?

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  3. Well done. Hope you can put it on your blog to show us.

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  4. Kismet. Just meant for your new home.

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  5. Congrats! Perfect timing for your new home!

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  6. Congratulations JayCee. Here's a horse racing sure bet for you: Dusty Carpet. It's never been beat!😊

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  7. Yes congratulations! I look forward to seeing a picture of your coveted prize!

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    1. Don't get too excited... you may find it an anticlimax 😉

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  8. Congratulations. A win always feels great and it's a good omen . You're on a roll. House and prize and...number 3?

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  9. Great news JayCee! Well done!...Sure it is not a cunning trick to get you in the courthouse in order to charge you with some obscure IOM offence?

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    1. I think I shall be safe. It hasn't been used as a courthouse for quite some time.

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  10. I was selected in a silent auction recently ....and found I was the only entry! I could easily have bid less!!

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  11. How wonderful; I've never won anything. What luck.

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    1. I never usually win anything so this was a pleasant surprise.

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  12. Old photos of places we have known are becoming more and more available everywhere and are so often a good talking point especially if we have known the places in the days shown.

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    1. I love looking at old photos. I could browse them for hours on end and not be bored.

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  13. Brilliant …. Can you show us when you get it ? XXXX

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  14. Congratulations! And a picture of something with meaning to you...
    xxx

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