ECHO, May 12, 2005,
HOW 10P PENCIL DREW £102 ON THE INTERNET
For staff at Haverhill company, Pro Alloy Motorsport Ltd, it all started out as a bit of a joke.
Discussing the merits of internet auction site, eBay, they wondered how much an everyday item from their toolkits could fetch. They selected a pencil and, soon, the 10p pencil was attracting bids from around the world.
Alex Orston, director of Pro Alloy Motorsport, said: “At £10 we thought we’d made a special presentation case. We thought bids would stop.” On the site, they described the pencil as very versatile, being able to draw lines, circles ad even squares.
VILLAGE WANTS MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Affordable housing was to become more and more in demand in Hundon a survey by the parish council revealed.
Residents were asked to fill in a form in the village newsletter.
More than 40 people used the forms to express a need for affordable homes.
Parish council clerk, Joyce Hoare, said the idea was to pass the figures on to Havebury Housing to give them an idea of their needs.