Monthly Archives: March 2021

Glasgow memories: the day the city’s chimney sweep got it wrong

Former Regular Times reader Dan Harris contacted us after we published a story about the lost but not forgotten jobs that were once a feature of our streets, such as chapper-uppers, ragpickers and lamplighters. “The picture of the chimney sweep reminded me of a calamitous incident in the building where I lived when I was […]

Meet the teenager who dropped out of college to become a chimney sweep

Shannon Brett was just 13 when she helped sweep her first chimney. But the 19-year-old young woman would never have guessed that she would take it up again at the end of her adolescence and discover an end-to-end passion for the profession. Leaving school with ‘barely enough GCSEs to get into university’, she went on […]

If you think you’ve understood God, you don’t.

A reflection for the fourth Sunday of Lent Readings: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23 Ephesians 2:4-10 John 3:14-21 What is the Talmud? Piotr, a Russian soldier, poses this question to Jewish partisans fighting the Nazis in Primo Levi’s If not now when? (1982): “Is this your book of the Gospels? » How do you explain this […]