Gerry Grant

Gerry Grant
On The Wheel

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Back to doing jigsaw puzzles....


 This is a jigsaw we are busy doing - it's of a toy shop - 1,000 pieces. We have a jigsaw exchange in the village telephone box and we got it from there.

It has made me think about the origin of jigsaw puzzles. I found out that the first jigsaw was made in 1762 by a cartographer called John Spilsbury.  He mounted one of his maps onto wood and cut round the countries, and then gave it to the local school to use in their geography lessons.


It's taking a long time and Gerry has decided to start making some stock in the potttery - confident that the shows we have booked will go ahead this summer. So - I don't know how long it will stay on our dining room table!

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