Monthly Archives: October 2010

>In The Club Style

>Now it can be told. I’m a member of a club where men go to meet other men, and women are not allowed. There used to be dozens of these social clubs throughout the North. They were set up during … Continue reading

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>The Darkness

>Autumn. Season of clich├ęs and mellow fruitfulness. We’ve got a handsome cherry tree outside our house, which at this time of year sneezes about a ton of leaves into the front yard every couple of days. On saturday, sweeping that … Continue reading

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>Yesterday I was in Brighton, “covering” – as we photographers say – the Brightona motorbike show. I was there for the scooters, specifically to photograph as many of them as possible in front of a certain gallery. These events being … Continue reading

Posted in aceface, jimmy, lambretta, Scootering, Scooters, Two Stroke, Vespa, wearethemods | 3 Comments

>You Probably Didn’t See It Here First.

>I’m not normally one who spends time reading the planning applications in provincial newspapers. But in this week’s Keighley News was a submission from the best brewery in the world (Timothy Taylor, obviously). It was informing the Environment Agency of … Continue reading

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>Spot The Difference

>The Tadcaster brewer Samuel Smith seems to embody many of the attributes of the music hall version of the professional Yorkshireman. Stubborn, self-reliant, shrewd and reticent to the point of only getting a website in August 2010. They’re certainly eccentric … Continue reading

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>Camra Case

>Spotted in our local Waitrose yesterday. Yes, that is three 500ml bottles of ale for 12 (TWELVE) quid . You do get a CAMRA-branded cardboard box with a posh plastic handle, mind.

Posted in Beer, CAMRA, How Much?, You Must Be Bloody Joking | 6 Comments

>In The Red

>Just recently there have been all sorts of rumours about Leytonstone’s two most prominent dead pubs. Lincoln’s, which dominates the middle section of the HIgh Road has been sold. Or it hasn’t. Planning to convert it to flats has been … Continue reading

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