Jimmy’s Carting services op Sark

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In 2019 waren we op het eiland Sark. Ik schreef hier toen over op dit blog.

Ik de haven maakte ik toentertijd een foto. We kijken de man op de rug met een polo waarop achterop reclame wordt gemaakt voor Jimmy’s Carting Services.

Later was ik op zoek naar meer informatie over Sark. Ik stuitte op de geschiedenis van Jimmy.

Jimmy blijkt een Schot te zijn die naar Sark is verhuisd. Ik citeer zijn verhaal hier, dat afsluit met mooie foto.

Jimmy was wooed by Sark back in 2000, when he responded to an advert in his local job centre, advertising bar work at Stocks Hotel. With two suit cases, Jimmy left his Scottish town of Armadale, and set off for Sark. When he arrived, he felt immediately that Sark was a special place, and that he would like it here. He proceeded to walk up Harbour Hill and through the village with his bags (this was before he realised that a carter could take them for you…).
Jimmy had planned to work a season in Sark, but secured some extra maintenance work at the Hotel for the winter. This episode in his life ended up as a permanent stay on the Island. Jimmy worked in several places, and then in 2012 the idea came up from his good friend Nicola about acquiring an existing carting business. Jimmy’s Carting was presently born.

In 2013, Jimmy modelled in the Emergency Services calendar produced by local photographers Sue Daly and Lydia Bourne, which raised £7000 for charities. Jimmy always turned up for photoshoots with a smile on his face, even if that was all he was wearing!



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