Monday 16 April 2012

Our Stanley Stove: The Poor Smallholders Aga.

Hi Folks.  I spend a lot of my weekends watching the football ('Soccer' in Ireland and America) on the television.  All the pundits are crying out for the use of technology due to some terrible referee mistakes.  Can't say I disagree.  Rugby League, Cricket and Tennis have been using technology for years.   It won't help the little clubs though.  Perhaps there should just be another two officials situated behind the nets?  Or maybe they should insist that all match officials go to Spec Savers?  I am only joking.

Talking of technology.  Thought I'd show show a photograph of our Stanley Mourne (number 8) Range.  We bought it for 1800 Euros brand new.  They say:

"Span new"

In Ireland.

 It burns coal, solid fuel and wood.  We do all the cooking on it and it heats 3 radiators and provides hot water.  Some people dream of a Rayburn or an Aga stove.  We are more than happy with our Stanley:  The poor smallholders Aga.


  1. Hi
    Im still looking for a lifting tool for my Stanley.
    Can anyone help?

  2. Stanley of Waterford will send you any tools for your range. The Irish phone number is 051 302300. Thanks for your comment.

    1. Hi Dave, many thanks for your information, this lifting tool is for my aging mother in county Kerry Ireland, the one she has (50 years old +) keeps dropping the cover onto the range itself.
      I had the same experience with this on visiting her at Xmas this year.
      I did email them with my request to no avail so hopefully a phone call will wake them up.
      Thanks again for taking time to reply.

  3. Thanks Dave, item ordered.

  4. Would love to use this picture for the cover of my self published short story collection: Lumgullion A mixed stew of short stories. I will credit your blog/your name. Could you let me know asap? I grew up with the exact same Stanley 8 as our main method of heating and cooking. Thank you. Loretto

  5. Hi Lorretto. Course you can use this picture. Look forward to reading your blog.

  6. Now that's what I call a generous act! I'll send you a copy if you like Northsider Dave! Contact me via with your address! Thanks a million!

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