THIS MARTIN’S GONE TO MARTIN

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Almost a Pixies song title.

Advice to young bloggers. If your pictures are really dull, just stick a picture of a pub cat at the top.  Works every time.

Aptly, Martin was very dull.

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It’s not the Nurburgring you know
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Your Martin highlight

Yes, never mind Chatteris and March, I’m out in the real Fens, even if it isn’t called that.

Martin

An hour from Metheringham station, though of course a Conservative government will be reversing all the Beeching cuts so expect an hourly service to Scopwick by 2025.  Tom will confirm times.

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All your favourites

Actually the Penny Farthing is in Timberland, which I’d been reading as Timberlake since the GBG came out and preparing a blog title based on Justin’s last album, called something like “Man of the Wood(hall Spa)s“. All wasted now.

Anyhows, Timberland looks to Martin for its “entertainment“.

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And the Penny Farthing serves as the pub for both villages, so just as well it’s not a gastropub or unwelcoming micro, then.

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Proper Pub

You can trust pubs with ornamental snails and Halloween stuff up a week after the event.

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What’s in the back of the tortoise head ?
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Oooh,scary

And you can trust a pub where the bloke reading a paper at the bar is wearing a West Ham shirt from 1975. Possibly snatched off Pat (New) Holland. Terrible joke, sorry.

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Blurry photo. Sorry

The gentlefolk were leaving at the end of the lunch session.  I bet the food was good, it’s often far better than the beer in rural Lincs.

Luckily (discuss), there was only one beer on. A good one.

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Proper head

Lovely welcome, a beer I can only describe as, er, rich and ruby (NBSS 3+), and of course the Scissor Sisters, the punk band who hail from nearby Sleaford.

Nice pub.  Even had a copy of the local CAMRA magazine and this no doubt ancient tapestry showing 16th century micropubs.

Resist them, Lincolnshire.  Resist !

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11 thoughts on “THIS MARTIN’S GONE TO MARTIN

  1. You were right about heading the blog with a cat picture -I was on it right away -disappointed though that there was no amusing anecdote regarding said creature

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  2. I think you’ve misused the word “aptly” here. To use it properly, the sentence would have to read, “Aptly, Martin was humorous, informative, and consistently entertaining.” 😉

    I didn’t realize Scissor Sisters could qualify as a punk band. I became aware of them primarily by way of the single “Take Your Mama,” which I loved, but to me sounded so uncannily like a lost Elton John track from the early 70s that I imagined they’d deliberately set out with that as their goal. Have they had a string of hits in the UK?

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    1. I fear I’ve confused the Scissor Sisters with the Sleaford Mods again. Easily done.
      And yes, the Sisters were popular here for about a year. Their big hit was a Pink Floyd cover.

      Just checked. Their debut LP is the 40th best selling album of all time, ahead of But Seriously, Grease and Graceland. Wow.

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