Monthly Archives: August 2015

Is “Big Brother” really watching us?

1984 passed without any apparent evidence of Orwell’s predictions… Or did it? My old friend Colin and I went for a train ride on the Severn Valley Railway yesterday. When we got back to Kidderminster we stopped off for a … Continue reading

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British Railways 1948-2001

British Railways was founded 1948. Under the corporate identity scheme in the mid 1960s it became British Rail. BR ceased operating as a nationalised company in 2001. So this date stamp is obviously a fake. Or is it?

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Holmes Chapel, twinned with Hell’s fire

It’s a pleasant small town nestling in Cheshire’s rolling green countryside, but Holmes Chapel has a secret, a very hot secret. Ominously close to the church in the town centre Hell’s fire rages! Checked only by the chillers in the butcher’s shop, but … Continue reading

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Dog tired

I took Harvey for a nice sunny Saturday afternoon walk into town, we called in at the Beer Emporium then the Cricketers Arms before heading for home. It’s usually me who falls asleep in front of the telly after an afternoon in the pub!

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Wile E Coyote

Sometimes there are little gems on social media that really must be shared. This is one of them. Somebody has a brilliant sense of humour.

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Hotel Oscar Tango!

Oh wow, it’s not often that I get shocked by the heat of chilli, but tonight has been one of those times. When I called at the Holmes Chapel shop with the van this afternoon one of the staff asked … Continue reading

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Girlie beer?

After many years of painstaking research I’ve finally discovered that there is a reason for girlie beer. The text quoted below is from a conversation with a lager drinker on Facebook. So there you have it, summed up in one short sentence.

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Eee? ‘ell, arrr.

Nay, I’m not spickin’ Yocksure. ELR = East Lancashire Railway! My old friend Colin and I had a trip up to Bury on Thursday this week. The main aim was to travel on a steam train but there was always … Continue reading

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