HED’ON ISM

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The Great East Yorkshire Completion (GEYC) weekend arrived, with two days to clear five GBG pubs before we re-enter the Ice Age (SOURCE: Daily Express).

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Blue skies over Hedon

If Hull feels a long way away (SOURCE: Every lazy London journalist, ever), Hedon feels ever more isolated from the real world, whatever that is.

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Here you get a distinct feel of Humberside market town, like a mini-Driffield, always a favourite of mine.

Of course, it’s worth the journey just for the white/cream phone boxes. In Greater Hull it’s still compulsory to make at least one phone call a day from these beauties just to keep them open, rather than turned into the new “libraries”.

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The pride of Hull

It’s also compulsory to admire the parish church.

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It’s a one street town, trying to provide one of everything to stop folk going to the nearest Asda. So you get a one way system designed to ensure pedestrians get attacked by cars, one museum closed,

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one cake shop,

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I resisted

one Proper Pub,

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Proper Pub

and one shiny micro pub with the worst pun since the last BRAPA.

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Hed’on Inn (get it ?)

As usual, the pictures tell you everything.

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Curious locals
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I resisted the Plum Porter
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Old Boys with hats at the bar

What you can’t tell is that the beer was served by the cheeriest barmaid of the year with the best laugh (BRAPA may have a view on this), that I was offered a choice of glass, or that the music was “Mary’s Prayer” by Danny Wilson, an all-time favourite.

That lot, and some energetic banter “I’m on the rooty tooty” made up for a beer that took a while to clear and was emphatically the wrong choice.

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Oh, and everyone stared at me in Hedon. It was like that scene in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang where they spot a child. Am I that weird ? (Mrs RM need not answer).

20 thoughts on “HED’ON ISM

  1. Not heard Mary’s Prayer for years…great tune but one hit wonders? Not seen those phone boxes before and very distinctive 😡 quirky pub names are the future I predict there will be no red lions left in 40 years …just a series of carsonesque style puns πŸ˜€

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  2. If you think Hedon’s out of the way, you should try going to Patrington, which has another impressive church, this time with a spire.

    Incidentally, is Hedon pronounced Heedon or Heddon? I’ve always thought of it as the former, but the name of the micropub suggests the latter.

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  3. I must say as soon as I saw the line “I resisted the Plum Porter,” I thought, “Oh no, he’s going to order something else, and it’s going to end up being kind of awful.” πŸ™‚

    I do love those cream-colored phone booths. Up until this post, the only thing I knew about Hull was that it played an important role in the title of The Housemartin’s debut album.

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  4. “The pride of Hull”

    And here I thought it was a way to contact Uber if you don’t have a smart phone. πŸ˜‰

    “It’s also compulsory to admire the parish church.”

    I have to admit that’s a beaut.

    “one museum closed,”

    Closed? Is it taking after the micros then? According to the sign it should be open.

    Oh, and I like the ‘Upstairs Gallery for changing exhibitions’. I take it that’s where you can watch women trying on clothes? πŸ™‚

    “Hed’on Inn (get it ?)”

    I liked your ‘ism’ one better.

    “I resisted the Plum Porter”

    Get out!

    “and was emphatically the wrong choice.”

    See above. πŸ™‚

    “Am I that weird ?”

    We couldn’t say… since we’ve never seen a bloody picture! πŸ˜‰

    Cheers!

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