Mai 2004 May


Carrog Stores
Dear Editor

I note with regret that Carrog Stores is now closed and the effect this will have on the life of the village, and the perception visitors will have when they come to see us.

Three years ago Carrog had a thriving post office and stores and I can see no commercial reason why, in the right hands, it cannot be resurrected. It is vital that any such venture offers something unique which cannot be obtained from supermarkets further afield. There is plenty of scope here for reliably providing produce which both local people and, in season, visitors need, and open at times which suit customers.

Having given the proposition a deal of thought, Jane and I would be very interested in operating a community store in Carrog, run by local people on a voluntary basis and providing more than just goods - a place for people to meet, to arrange for recycling, shredding of junk mail, photocopying, etc., and most importantly providing fresh, quality essential and special food and household items (coal, matches, firelighters etc) at affordable prices which we can all appreciate. I understand that Carrog Stores will be available from July and we need to start planning now.

Please get in touch with Jane on 01678 520400 (yes, it is in Carrog) if you would like to help us get Carrog Stores back onto the map and to work out how we can help those in the village who have to rely on a local shop in the mean time.

John Legg
Berwyn House

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Dear Editor,

The evolution of language.

During the last few years I have noticed many changes to the English language. Some essential, and some, I feel, unnecessary.

For instance, some people visit an Optometrist when their eyes need attention. I still see an Optician. When their feet give them trouble, most people visit a chiropodist, not a podiatrist. A dentist is the person to see when you have toothache, not a dental surgeon. And when did Solicitors become Lawyers. When the time comes for me to be laid out, I would like it to be carried out by an Undertaker, not a Funeral Director. Some years ago, Grass was something to play games on, a Joint was part of a Sunday meal. Gay meant happy and only astronauts were ever spaced out. Has anybody else any examples of how the English language is changing, and what are their views?

Dai Dinthewool
Llidiart-y-Parc, Corwen

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