15 October 2019 will go down in history as a day to rival 23 October 2011, 31 October 1517, and of course 22 December 1964.
The day BRAPA’s Beer Guide returned from the dead.
It was lost, and it was found, thanks to Martin Brammer and Pub Curmudgeon.
We can only wonder at the euphoria Simon will shortly experience after waking up in a ditch somewhere near Kendal.
Stand down the search parties, lads.
Oddly, both Duncan and I had popped into Denby Dale to join the search on Sunday, focusing on the last place Simon remembered taking his GBG out of his manbag .
Denby Dale is posh Barnsley, as Waterbeach is posh Fens.
There were no sheep to interrogate.
So I headed for the Dunkirk.
Someone had left a wreath in memoriam to BRAPA’s loss, a nice touch.
Duncan had already questioned the staff under oath, and I hadn’t fancied asking the customers.
So I just wandered round the rooms, all set for dining, looking for books used as doorstops or toilet paper.
“Can I help you?”
Oh, better have a Plum Porter then.
“Anyone handed in a colourful book full of green marker?”
If only I’d known it was a few yards away, hopefully kept under 24 hour armed guard until it can be reunited with BRAPA.
Wake up Si. Rejoice.
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