For those readers of a clement disposition, please take the time to read some colourful background information on the Blank Workshop and it's peculiar location, the mysterious moortown of Clinkskell.
An Introduction to Clinkskell.
In a corner of England, a long way northwest of Broomhouses, lies the tiny moor town of Clinkskell.Over the passing years Clinkskell has become a fairly isolated place, in 1964 her closest neighbour Hatherston was demolished to make way for the proposed B429 duel carriageway.(a costly project that was later abandoned.) The nearby village of Ercil Meer was submerged by the construction of the 1932 Vortigan dam, and in 1899 the noted holiday resort of Dugdale infamously became quite impossible to find, to be known as the 'Misplaced Village'.
Any traveller wishing to visit must undertake a long and lonesome road. Indeed, it has often be mentioned that the bleak, windswept journey to Clinkskell is perhaps England's most unwelcoming.However, those who complete the gloomy approach will find the moortown home to many remarkable sights. Alongside ancient woodland, pastoral meadow and delightfully unusual agricultural developments, the town's architecture is, to the bafflement of many, both eerie and welcoming at the same time.
It is along one of Clinkskell's most charming and dusty lanes that one arrives atthe Blank Workshop. Founded in 1853 by Green Douglas, this curious place has over the decades been known variously as an exclusive club for the elaborately versed gentleman, a stronghold of charlatans and a parlour room for those who sleep on the left side of the bed.
Currently it is known to contain a rich harvest of unusual and uncanny individuals, with a substantial archive of the arcane and extraordinary. Most famously, The Blank Workshop is also home to both Gelographic Radiotelevsion and Gecophonic Recording Productions.
Presented here is something to suit anyone with a taste for the... delightfully other.
Yours, most sincerely,
Mr. Kemble Oldknow. Curator of the Blank Workshop 1976-1911.