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The Bolster crew, under the guidance of the ever capable Cas Sandall, have been busy rebuilding the Giant’s framework over the last few months.
It has been almost 19 years since Bolster was first built and it seemed that every year some part or other was breaking, so the crew took it upon themselves to give the big man a makeover.
He’s now waiting for Jo Smith to finish his new set of clothes and he’ll be raring to go.
The wonders of social networking!
A man named George with the surname of Bolster from a small town named Mallow, just outside of Cork, has been told that there’s a video of him on You Tube. So he googles youtube bolster, and what does he find, not himself but a great big giant, in a place far away called St Agnes in Cornwall. Now he loves this and goes to his cousin Patrick’s bar, called Dayley’s, arguably the best watering hole in the area, and meets up with his brothers, Ivan, Graham and Billy, and his Dad William. He tells them all about this Bolster thing that goes on in Cornwall, and after a few pints of the Black Nectar they all decide that they have to discover more.
So they get in touch with Richard at the St Agnes Tourist Information Centre, who dutifully sends them out a calendar of events, and the next thing they’re all speeding off to Cornwall.
Now the story goes that they’re all virgins that are in search of their own special Agnes, but that’s their story, and I personally am not having any of it. They’re actually a wonderful family of guys that have come in search of some fun and have found the right place. They won’t be watching the pageant itself because it clashes with their beloved Munster playing Biarritz in the semi final of the heineken Cup, so they’ll be in the Railway stuck to the TV.
They asked if we’d ever come across any other Bolsters, and as a personal friend of the Giant I replied that I hadn’t. However if there are more of them out there they should get in touch. Who knows we could have a convention.
If you see these lovely guys around be sure to say hello.
And I did see them around and they were making a hit with the women, and some of them in particular obviously like the Irish men, so watch this space.