There was a nostalgic flavour to this issue of Jigsaw Pieces, from the front cover to Kerstin’s touching fairy tale at the end. There were reports on two meetings, in Glenfield and Market Harborough, and two Show and Tells, on the themes of Love and Friendship and Trains, Boats and Planes. Nicki gave details of two more vintage puzzle clubs, and Jan introduced us to a little-known twentieth century cutter, Miss Briscoe. Cliff made a heartfelt plea for enjoying the simple things of life, including ordinary rather than rare and special puzzles.

But there was plenty of up-to-the minute puzzling information as well, with Mike’s review of American laser puzzle company, Artifact, and an introduction to a brand new British company, Puzzly, by one of its owners. New members Laura and Rachael invited us to join their wooden puzzle group on Facebook; highlights include the travelling puzzles which are passed between members. Bronwen warned that time may be limited to get a puzzle by Cornish craftsman Mike Hayduk of Decorative Puzzles, and Emma chose a favourite puzzle from the BCD flickr group.  David introduced us to the new members’ section of this website, where every newsletter and magazine from 1985 onwards can be found and consulted.

And if that wasn’t enough, for those whose puzzling interests are wider than jigsaw puzzles, there was a prize crossword containing a mysterious hidden word…

Jigsaw Pieces Issue 147 – Winter 2022
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