Headland pensioner’s biography goes on sale for charity

Stephen Close of Just Blinds on York Road in the town with copies of the book, which is now available in his shop.
Stephen Close of Just Blinds on York Road in the town with copies of the book, which is now available in his shop.
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A BUSINESSMAN is aiming to support a charity by selling a pensioner’s books.

Stephen Close, who owns Just Blinds, in York Road, Hartlepool, is selling copies of a pensioner’s book, which is called The Cobbler’s Nephew.

Stephen Close of Just Blinds on York Road in the town with copies of the book, which is now available in his shop.

Stephen Close of Just Blinds on York Road in the town with copies of the book, which is now available in his shop.

The author of the book is 90-year-old Arthur Dinsdale, who used to live on the Headland in Hartlepool.

The OAP, who now lives in Middlesbrough and is a friend of Stephen’s mum, wrote the book about his life and had 1,000 copies printed. Stephen took his mother to visit Arthur and noticed a few boxes of the books and offered to sell them for him in his shop.

All cash from the sale of the books will be given to the Teesside Hospice. Stephen said: “It’d be an ideal little stocking filler for Christmas and at the same time raise money for a really good cause. Arthur has a lovely sense of humour and that shows in the book.

“I’ve already raised about £50 for the hospice and it’d be great to raise more.”