Watch where you put your feet ~ Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Jim Webster, aka Tallis Steelyard:


A wise man avoids encounters with the law. Whatever your budget, it’s still more than you can afford. Not only that but once entangled with lawyers, you place yourself at the mercy of their wit, or even more unnerving, their sense of what is proper. If they feel your case is without merit, you will see this reflected both in their behaviour and the final bill.

The case that really drove this home to me was Gowallon v The guild of leather tanners. Gowallon was a Sinecurist. He took on the task of keeping the streets clear of dog turds. A specialist duty but a vital one as I’m sure you’ll agree. This he did by paying the collectors so much a bucket for the stuff they gathered. He would then sell it on to the leather tanners. They used it for bating the leather, pounding it in and leaving it to soak. It makes the leather soft and subtle.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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3 Responses to Watch where you put your feet ~ Tallis Steelyard

  1. jwebster2 says:

    thanks Sue, I’d have dropped round earlier to say thanks, but I was away 🙂


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