A LITTLE BIT OF WINTON THAT IS FOREVER VANCOUVER

Maple micro magic

The really exciting bit of Dorset Dawdle now. Winton.

Wonders of Winton

Even with AFC Bournemouth enjoying glamour ties against Burnley and Huddersfield, I bet few of you could place Winton on the Navigator.

Note classic opening hours

I took the scenic route from Branksome, following your actual Bourne as it evaded some of the dullest housing outside of Watford. The smell of fern was intoxicating.

You could be somewhere interesting

I didn’t pass a soul.

After passing c.37 English Language schools, Winton High Street reveals its treasures as you emerge near Waitrose.

You could be in Sidcup, with which Bournemouth is no doubt twinned.

Oh look, a micro.

Look familiar ?

Inside and out, the style (single room, high table, jam jars) is unmistakable. But it’s homely, and neat, and bathed in light.

Small suburb of Trumpville, apparently

A woman’s touch, Mrs RM would say, if you were allowed to say such things in 2018.

1940s show tunes, nachos instead of scratchings, a sense of small bar rather than “middle-aged bloke serving his mates”.

And yes, the cheery owner (best accent of the year) is from Vancouver, right next door to Russ, probably.

Keep the Canadians busy by giving them typos in.your blog

Glastonbury Black Tor was good (NBSS 3) though CAMRA man at the bar noted it was suffering a bit, which shows there’s people even tougher on cask than me.

Loved it. And before you ask, “Moose” celebrates Marvin the Moose, Cambridge United mascot at their famous 2-1 win at Dean Court in 1993.

18 thoughts on “A LITTLE BIT OF WINTON THAT IS FOREVER VANCOUVER

  1. I have a story to tell about working one summer many moons ago at a ” body-rub ” parlour called the Grandby Studios in Toronto’s then rather seedy Yonge Street district.
    It involves Johnson’s Baby Oil, an undercover policewoman and my Union Jack flag.
    But sadly it’s pure filth and will have to keep until the day you come to my neck of the woods young Martin.
    Perhaps Russ knows the Grandby Studios from that era.He’s about the right age …

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      1. Grandby Studios,
        Grandby Street,Just of Yonge Street.
        Toronto.
        Not sure of the postcode.
        But follow the stains.

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  2. “I bet few of you could place Winton on the Navigator.”

    Ahh. Micro Moose. That partly explains the flag. πŸ™‚

    “Winton High Street reveals its treasures as you emerge near Waitrose.”

    They have a whole warehouse to sell Gin & Tonics? Now that’s posh! πŸ˜‰

    “Look familiar ?”

    But where’s the canoe?

    “Small suburb of Trumpville, apparently”

    We prefer ‘America’s hat’.

    “is from Vancouver, right next door to Russ, probably.”

    Technically, in Canadian distance, that’s true. πŸ™‚

    “Keep the Canadians busy by giving them typos in.your blog”

    I’m letting that (and the typo) slide. πŸ™‚

    Cheers

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