Monthly Archives: May 2011

Pieces Of A Man

Ironic really, given today’s news. The title of my first post on WordPress last week was ‘I’m New Here’ – which i’d nicked from the title of Gil Scott-Heron’s latest and – as it turned out – last album. His … Continue reading


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The date has been leaping around like a frog on an Aga, but it’s been finally confirmed by Antic Ltd that the Red Lion, Leytonstone will reopen on the 8th of June after its extensive refit. For beer-loving ‘stoners, it will be … Continue reading

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Monk-y Business

Look at that. Lovely isn’t it? It’s a Brupak’s ‘Belgian Trappist Tripel’ that I knocked up at the end of March.  Those looks, alas, are writing a lot of cheques that the taste doesn’t cash. We’re a long, long way … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To Derek Griffiths?

From the golden age of the Great British Public Information Film; The legendary TV all-rounder, demonstrating that having your bike nicked ain’t nothing new.  Just to put things into perspective, about 60,000 bikes were half-inched last year in London alone. … Continue reading

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I’m New Here

Welcome to the new home of Ten Inch Wheels. I was getting fed-up with Blogger, and their recent outage was the final straw.

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>Bunting High And Low

>Joe Fusniak would have been well looked after when he appeared at the White Lion, which remains a great, unpretentious pub. Not everywhere has remained unspoiled by progress, and not a few places in the Dales have been gastrated with … Continue reading

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>Sets Neat Prints Into The Snow

>Royal Wedding Day, Upper Wharfedale. Union Jacks flutter with Yorkshire flags in the late spring sun. Trestle tables are being set up on village greens, cakes brought out from ovens in ancient stone cottages. You couldn’t have asked for better … Continue reading

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>Molefinder General

>Upper Wharfedale is the last place in the country to still have a mole-drying industry. Here’s a late spring catch, desiccating nicely on a rack just outside Starbotton. Wharfedale Mole is a prized delicacy in Southern Europe, particularly in the … Continue reading

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