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Subjects covered in our bumper post bag Letters to the Editor include a family romance on the canal tow-path - and the identity of the lady at Old Town fete (Issue 12). Does "Nitty Norah" ring a bell?

John Billingsley, of 10 Jubilee Street, Mytholmroyd HX7 5NP reveals the secrets of the bull trissler:

My guess is that the bull trissler (issue 12) may well have been a twizzle stick, a kind of short walking stick of leather made from a bull's penis, an item which was quite fashionable and even dandyish in the Edwardian era. Hope this is not too racy for the pages of "Milltown Memories!"

Ed: Very little is too racy for us, John! Readers may be interested to know that the excellent booklet John published, on the solar eclipse of 1927, is still available. It's the only published account of the event, described as the first "media eclipse." Price 1.30 including p and p from the author.

Read the full story in Milltown Memories, issue 13. If this or other stories stirs a memory, we'd be happy to know - send us your memories and comments.