Some of us are treating our new freedoms more responsibly than others.
This was the scene at Grays beach yesterday,
while on MumsNet I read of a bloke driving his pregnant “partner” to Skegness to defecate on their beach. Why not ? It’s a free country.
My approach is to go to the less heralded gems, which even the locals have left to the wildlife to reclaim.
The main things deterring me from longer trips are the lack of loos and the torture of walking past closed pubs.
I was reminded of its many treasures stumbling on this programme from the magical year of “Stand By Me” and the Marcels version of “Blue Moon“.
Speaking of Blue Moon, good to see that City were lording it over their Trafford neighbours back in ’61.
What’s noticeable looking back is how many clubs have seen fortunes yo-yo in those 60 years.
They edged out a Burnley side by virtue of a 6-2 hammering at Portman Road that Harry Potts no doubt put down to travel travails.
You may be interested to know the journey from Ipswich to Burnley can be done in 4:30 hours RIGHT NOW.
A colourful little programme, short of pub adverts but celebrating brewing heritage.
Wikipedia gives a sense of the change in Burnley in the Swinging Sixties;
The rest of the decade saw large-scale redevelopment in the town. Many buildings were demolished including the market hall, the cattle market, the Odeon cinema and thousands of mainly terraced houses.
New construction projects included the Charter Walk shopping centre, Centenary way and its flyover, the Keirby Hotel, a new central bus station, Trafalgar flats, and a number of office blocks. “
The civic buildings are decent,
but I can confirm the ’60s modernisation would enrage Mudgie.
The Beer Guide shows the reality; Burnley is becoming the Middlesbrough of the North-West, packed with micropubs, quirky bars and music venues. I like that.
Bridge Bier Huis, Real Ale Factory, New Brew-m, KSC100 Club and Shifters Disco, serving some very cheap (and often good) beer,
If you price it at £2.25, they will come. The Stockport Centaurus was selling like hotcakes, as they often say without justification, so I had the Reedley Hallows Pendleside.
Having been lukewarm about the Reedley beers before, I can only apologise now. This was a beautifully presented and superbly conditioned easy drinking pint (NBSS 4), proving again quality is all about the pub.
There’s Proper Pubs to the west of town, and Bass at the Rifle Volunteer, but it’ll be the football pubs you’re drawn to if the Clarets survive the Lockdown.
Sadly I cannot offer a Chinese takeaway recommendation, but please feel free if you can.