Monthly Archives: February 2010

>The Jolly Butchers

> Until a couple of years back, your satnav would claim you were several miles distant from your actual position when you drove past the sinister “golf balls” of the Menwith Hill tracking station. Why this paranoid measure was deemed … Continue reading

Posted in Cold War, Oink, Shh, Yorkshire | 4 Comments

>10.15 Saturday Night

>The people of Keighley are spoiled. They’ve the best brewery in the world, and some of the best pubs in which to drink it its beer. It’s like living in Stuttgart and getting a Porsche to drive around in. Or … Continue reading

Posted in 40 Beers, Boltmakers, Keighley | 2 Comments


> Just back from a visit up home. Surprisingly few headlines like this in The Evening Standard.

Posted in Elvis, Pigs, Yorkshire, Yorkshireness | 4 Comments


>I don’t find myself in the Wild West much any more. There are enough people in Fat Face rugby shirts around our chunk of E11 these days without having to go to unusual SW postcodes to see more. However, this … Continue reading

Posted in Beer, London, pubs | 3 Comments

>Give My Regards to Broad Street

> Short cine film of a drivers-eye view of the trip from Dalston Junction to the Broad Street branch of the old Liverpool Street Station. This must date from the mid-70s, when the edge of the City below this track … Continue reading

Posted in Liverpool Street, London, Meths, Nathan Barley | 3 Comments

>Lazy Blogging, Part 19.

> John Shuttleworth: ‘Can’t Go Back To Savoury Now’

Posted in John Shuttleworth, Lazy Blogging | 1 Comment