STORWS WEN Cratchet
nine hole comp: 1st Arthur Jephcott 18pts, 2nd David Armour 18, 3rd Alan Hooley 17.
Like De Quincey's idealized version of himself, Scrooge can keep his habits in check in order to maintain healthy relationships with others and with himself: donating money to charity, joining his nephew's family for Christmas dinner, giving Bob Cratchet
a higher wage, and becoming a "second father" to Tiny Tim (85).
Ebenezer Scrooge ends up helping the Cratchet
family, and their crippled son Tiny Tim, intentionally after he is transformed into a caring human being by his Christmas Eve encounter with the ghost of his former partner and the three ghosts of Christmas.
My domestic and maternal side could be satisfied by a character such as Emily Cratchet
from the Christmas Carol with her ability to keep the family together and happy against all odds; but then I have always coveted the attributes of Roald Dahl's Matilda and the fun of getting jobs done with the point of a finger.
The spirits persuaded Ebenezer Scrooge to give away much of his hard-earned fortune; to aid the weak and warped (by name, Bob Cratchet
and Tiny Tim).
She played Martha Cratchet
in the show while undergoing counseling and other preparation for cancer treatments, her mother said.
But just in case, I went disguised as Bob Cratchet
from A Christmas Carol.
Sophie has just finished a run as Mrs Cratchet
in the Royal Grammar School's production of A Christmas Carol after making her mark as Nancy in Oliver Twist the year before.
The long working hours culture of the present day echoes the Dickensian gloom of Ebeneezer Scrooge grudgingly letting Bob Cratchet
spend time with his family on Christmas Day.
And unintentional though this might be, they know just where to stand to make you feel like Scrooge denying Bob Cratchet
Christmas dinner with his dying son.
I'm stranded at Knockhill with no heating, lighting or water - sitting here like Bob Cratchet
hand-writing my column - and soon my last will and testament, if it doesn't stop snowing.
The production is co-directed by Roy Miller and John Smith and stars Malcolm Fawcett in the title role as well as James Astin as Tiny Tim, David Allen as Bob Cratchet
and the Evening Telegraph's Bryan Jones as Marley's ghost.