Monday, February 16, 2009

This is not an advert...honest

Here's me wearing this summer's must-have sweatshirt design. Actually it went a bit wrong and the printer had to redo some of it by hand, so I'll have to redesign it slightly before anyone can actually order their own. Whatever...here's a taste of things to come at any rate:

The Wyre Archaeology logo, incidentally, when it's been tweeked a bit and what have you, will be available on mugs, tee-shirts, hi-viz jackets, hard hats, bags...whatever you fancy really. I'll probably be wearing this sweatshirt to the meeting on Wednesday if anybody's interested in further details. (I'd have put said details up on this board if I hadn't lost the name and address of the place that does them. It's on Dock Street in Fleetwood, if you want your own...next door to Windsors. Fruit of the Loom, good quality too -- only £12.00! You can't say fairer than that.)
If you're going to be an archaeologist, you might as well look the part. I reckon everyone should buy a Wyre Archaeology sweatshirt for the 2009 digging season personally. (It's better than carrying one of our membership cards if you want to get into the back of a museum, onto excavation sites and into all manner of otherwise forbidden areas.)

Addendum: Right, I've found the business card I was looking for. The shop where you can get these things printed (as soon as I've given them the all-new, redesigned, ever-so-slightly modified artwork, of course) is M. J. Workwear & Supplies, Unit 1A, Dock Street, Fleetwood. They even have a website where you can browse through all the items that, I've no doubt, our eager members will want to brand with the Wyre Archaeology logo: http://www.mjworkwear.co.uk

Another Addendum: While I'm here, I just want to mention a couple of new sites well worth a visit. The first of these is Mike Mallon's 'Thornton Cleveleys Forum' (just click on the link if you fancy checking it out) -- the ideal place to visit for anyone who's ever lived, or even still lives, in Thornton Cleveleys. (It does exactly what it says on the tin.)
The other site is actually two, I suppose, both created by Melanie Jones and both with the same basic purpose in mind. The first part is a bloggerboard accompaniment to the main site, the latter of which is called 'Thornton Through Time'. (The name's probably self explanatory really, so I won't bother explaining what it's about.) Both are well worth a gander.

One last Addendum: Anybody who wants to order a copy of the Wyre Archaeology Excavation Reports (there's two books of 'em now...all the previous Bourne Hill stuff and the reports from 2008) could you please bring your wallets/purses/wads of cash stuffed into your knicker elastic with you to Wednesday's meeting. (£8.00 per book should just about cover it.) I'm going to need the money up front before ordering this time around I'm afraid, due to a bit of a cash flow problem with regards to Pay Pal. Right, that's it for now. Cheers!

One even more last and extremely final Addendum: There's a limited range of this Wyre Archaeology stuff available to buy online as well at our Cafepress Store although you might have to renew your mortage before you can purchase any of it. (Better off buying it from DOCK STREET -- not Dork Street -- if you want my opinion.)

20 comments:

John said...

Brian,
I have to ask... you say we can get the WA logo on anything we fancy... does that mean that Jenny Agutter's bottom will soon sport the WA logo, and if so, who will be applying it?

You really should be careful with these things, because you may be obligated to follow through. :0)

Brian Hughes said...

John,

The way it works is, you take the object into the shop (if they don't already sell said object, that is) and they'll print (or emroider if you want) the logo onto it. So if you can somehow manage to get Jenny Agutter's bottom into the shop, then your fantasy might just be realised.

John said...

No, no... Brian, not MY fantasy... honest. I was speaking of the general WE... meaning all of your fans and their twisted thoughts, and, er... okay, so where is Jenny these days? I haven't seen her since Logan's Run?

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Brian Hughes said...

John,

She can usually be found lounging around naked in some B movie or other.

Anonymous said...

Can I have one done in pink?? and yes to Yates map I think Michelle could be our way forward and also she is of the feamle form and yes Michelle it was a windmill tower built before 1836 so go girl go !!!! Shirley x

Brian Hughes said...

Shirley,

"Can I have one done in pink??"

I'll ask 'em for you. I'm sure they'd say yes.

"Michelle could be our way forward..."

Or possibly even backwards, chronologically speaking. We'll have to return t'mill with a tape measure, get some accurate measurements, check for frogging (if we can find a loose/overhanging brick) etc. Now that I come to think about it, what an odd life we lead...

Jayne said...

Last saw Jenny Agutter in one of David Jason's "Rough Diamond" telemovies, John, can't comment on her bottom as it was swathed in clothing at the time.

Brian Hughes said...

The last time I saw her she was hanging around one of the tram shelters with a bottle in her hand. Oh no...wait...that was our mayoress.

RVB said...

I'd purchase a mug if I didn't have to sit through the bureaucracy of it being shipped down to Oz.

John said...

I believe the shipping costs to Oz would be far more than the price of the mug itself. maybe if Brian put it in a bottle and set it loose when the currents were heading south? No, too risky. The bottle wouldn't make it past Land's End, due to the rocky shoreline.

Brian, I didn't know Jenny Agutter was your mayor! Small world...

JahTeh said...

I've had my eyes checked but I still read that as "Dork Street".
I'd buy a t-shirt if it came in an extra large tent size and as Shirley says, in pink, actually burgundy would go better with my hair and my head would look way better in it than that wooden mannequin does.

Brian Hughes said...

Reuben,

Actually the design is also available over at Cafepress, for online purchasing. I'll put a link up to it at some point. The only trouble is their stuff costs about forty times the amount it does in the local shops.

John,

The current around these parts just tends to circulate round Morecambe Bay. After a few weeks the bottle'd just end up back where it started with a couple of startled looking fish inside.

Witchy,

I happen to like Dork Street. It's a much more pleasant street to live on than Drunken Moron Road or Desperately Dull Sports Fan Crescent or Highly Ambitious Career Hog Lane, or even Soap Opera Addicted I've Got Nothing Else In Life Row. As for the 'Wooden Mannequin' look, it's one I've perfected over the years for dealing people's slide shows of their holidays in Australia.

Ozfemme said...

I'm sorry. I'm still recovering from the last picture by the chimney brest.... I'm almost pretty sure that's not your face stuck on the cat's body...

I like your glasses.

I want me one of them shirts too.

Please bring it with you when you come over.

Brian Hughes said...

Bella, they're my reading specs. After I'd figured out how to set the self-timer on the camera (not as long as I'd expected) along with the flash, I didn't have time to take them off. Hence the slightly bewildered and startled expression.

One of these days, when they perfect matter transporters, I might set up an export business in Wyre Archaeology sweatshirts to Oz. I'm sure they'd sell like hot cakes.

RVB said...

Iced tea cakes more like, Brian. The weather here is just too hot to be eating anything hotter.

Jayne said...

We're heading for another Ice Age, Reuben, those burnt oat cakes by King Alfred will go like the clappers!

Brian Hughes said...

Reuben,

Fair enough...I'll rephrase that...they'll sell secon hand wimples in a priests only magazine.

Jayne,


"We're heading for another Ice Age..."

I hope not. The first three films were rubbish.

Brian Hughes said...

Ahem...that should have read 'like second hand wimples'...actually, on second thoughts, I probably shouldn't have written it at all.

F.G. Marshall-Stacks said...

OMG it's Harry Potter's DAD !

Brian Hughes said...

Watch it F.G. Any more of that and I'll Expeliarum you from this board.