17 Jul 2015

Well its been a while since our last blog and a lot has happened since then. We have been really busy making custom frames – whether it has been intricate box frames for sports memorabilia or larger bulk contract work, it has kept us out of trouble. To help us with the work load we have added a new member to our team, which has been a great help and it’s been nice to get a fresh perspective on the business. Maybe some time in the future I will do a blog to introduce you to our whole team.IMG_0134

It would be impossible to list all the things we have done since February’s blog (slap on the wrist for leaving it so long!), so I will start with our latest Artworks’ outing. Last week, we took time out to visit the Bradford Bulls at Odsal to see their game against Featherstone Rovers. BJ and I are massive Rugby League enthusiasts, and it’s no secret that I’m a lifelong Bradford fan, while he supports the Leeds Rhinos. This can lead to some “friendly” banter in the workshop! The last time I was at Odsal I was delivering some framed nostalgic pictures of the Bulls’ history, which was a nice job on a personal level as they included pictures of my Granddad Idwal Fisher and uncle Tony Fisher, who both played for Bradford Northern back in the day. It was a nice surprise to spot them while framing.

5CC7D441-482E-4CAA-9272-AD12BC2216DFIt was a glorious, baking hot evening, and the hospitality was great. The result wasn’t the best – unless you’re a Featherstone fan – but you can’t win them all. At halftime, we were addressed by referee Richard Silverwood, which gave a great insight into the dark world of refereeing. Perhaps surprisingly, he was actually a nice bloke and very entertaining; maybe I will think twice next time I shout at the TV 😉  I would recommend the experience to anybody whether you like Rugby League or not (if that could be possible) and wish the Bulls all the best for the culmination of the season going into the Super 8’s (which I confess to not really understanding just yet). And here’s a shameless selfie of me with the Bradford and Kiwi international rugby legend that is Robbie Hunter-Paul. On the right is a picture of referee Richard Silverwood being grilled by ex-Bradford player and compere for the evening, Rob Parker