Have I shown you this OS extract before ?
That’s Northam. No, me neither, but there’s 7,489 souls here. That’s more than Waterbeach. Only one (very non-GBG) pub though. I make that one pub per 17 people but Russ will check my workings.
Two things jump out on the Wiki page;
“Northam has a public library. This burned down in 2005 destroying the building and 90% of the books, in a fire believed to have been caused by the action of a hands-free magnifier on a pile of leaflets.“
Oh, and Rose West was born here. BRAPA would have got a headline out of that.
Without Mrs RM or Sis to steer me, I inevitably drifted off the A386 to see what was here. The WhatPub description for the Golden Lion was tempting,
but only Duncan is currently allowed to enter locked pubs, so the Kingsley Inn it was.
How could I resist a Doom Bar Premier Stockist.
I noted the cheery Lancastrian accent of the barmaid explaining the one way system even before the “Premier” Doom Bar (look at that head).
Five minutes were spent pondering what suburb of Rawtenstall she came from before she joined the gaggle of young lads in the games room while I was halfway though my NBSS 3+ pint (the only one pulled, but still).
“Burnley is great for nightlife, you can get change out of a tenner for 3 pints, a tattoo and a ferret“. I made some of that up, but you get the picture.
Just like in Burnley, it’s very much 1980/1/2 in Northam. Stacey’s “Jump to the beat” gives way to “Forget me nots” and I wait for “Going back to my roots” but it never comes.
“A great night out. Out out OUT !” I stirred from my Doom and admired the lacings.
Anyway, enough Doom Bar debate. It’s the antique condom machine you really want to see, since you don’t get any of those in Surrey (which is why posh familes have too many children).