“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone”. MASK FAILURES IN YORK

York, Scarborough, Whitby, A trio of really obscure places for you to finish North Yorkshire.

On the route into York I thought I spotted BRAPA being escorted back home after his triumphant tickathon in Hampshire, but it was just a delivery of fancy goods.

Here’s a nice Sam Smiths pubs for you, they really are lovely, aren’t they ?

As is York, though the Cathedral Minster* doesn’t show up well on dreich days like this, so here’s one I made earlier;

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The tourists wondered why I was ignoring THAT and taking photos of Bile Beans, you’ll know why.

This was a 3rd effort to visit the lone new York tick, a pub I’d walked past six times a year ago without once thinking “pre-emptive“.

Part hotel, part pizzeria, only part pub, but they’d been lovely on the phone and were equally charming now.

Everything seemed very purple.

I was the only person in the bar, on a Sunday lunchtime, until an Old Boy tipped up for his two lunchtime pints and a younger bloke in tweed with shopping nipped in for a three minute snorter, which showed that some people can put them back quicker than Mrs RM.

A half of Ainsty Best turned up, I put the exact money in silver on the tray, and Herb Alpert made a rare appearance.

It was quite pleasant, though a tasty Ainsty could have been cooler but I don’t want to sound like a beer bore. At least I’d made the Best better for those next two drinkers.

Tweedy bloke (not Jeff) went to the Gents, momentarily without his mask on.

Ha ! It’s not just me. I made a note.

Oh no, I nearly didn’t wear my mask” he admitted to anyone listening.

He’d seen my notes !

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone” I said, sagely.

Identifying me as a weirdo, he sank his pint and shot off, before the end of “Wichita Lineman“.

A minute later, I followed him out the complex one-way system, mask firmly tucked in back pocket till I remembered. Doh !

37 thoughts on ““Let he who is without sin cast the first stone”. MASK FAILURES IN YORK

      1. No idea ! If you go to Beverley,that is a Minster too -perhaps just Yorkshire wanting to be posh (btw I know that Beverley is in Humberside before anyone picks me up on it ! )

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      2. Minster…a word derived from the same root as “monastery”, and often meaning a large church connected with one…minster…minestrone…might I remind the reader, that there is no set recipe for minestrone? Since it can be usually made out of whatever vegetables are at one’s disposal, it can be vegetarian. Or it may contain meat, or an animal bone-based stock – such as chicken stock. Angelo Pellegrini, however, argued that the base of minestrone is bean broth, and that borlotti beans – also called Roman beans – “are the beans to use for genuine minestrone”

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    1. Yes, I was a bit surprised, too. I tend to leave the seaside to the Summer, and by the time Lockdown lifted the two micropubs in Whitby (and this York one) seemed uncertain about reopening so I left them. The Waiting Room at Whitby only reopened in September.

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      1. Yes, I should have looked at this. Found to be fraudulent in 1905, but still available in the 80s! The company also made Zam Buk, a green ointment, which I remember from childhood which, among other things, was allegedly effective against “bad legs”. Still available in South Africa.

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  1. “On the route into York I thought I spotted BRAPA being escorted back home after his triumphant tickathon in Hampshire,”

    We’re still holding him hostage down here. No one’s paid up yet.

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  2. “A trio of really obscure places for you to finish North Yorkshire.”‘

    Not a whole lot I can say about that map (apart from the fact that it’s legible). It does have the name of my dear old mom’s street; a suburb of Vancouver, a city whose name BRAPA spits at upon hearing, and what appears to be the beginning of a clerical joke.

    “so here’s one I made earlier;”

    At least it doesn’t have a mysterious third spire in the background.

    “and taking photos of Bile Beans,”

    Not sure I agree with any of what they say!

    “This was a 3rd effort to visit the lone new York tick,”

    Heh! And here’s me originally thinking you had one tick in the Big Apple you were trying to finish! 🙂

    “Everything seemed very purple.”

    I’m sure that’s some sort of DefCon colour; i.e. how bad the Covid count is. 😉

    “which showed that some people can put them back quicker than Mrs RM.”

    Steady on!

    “Ha ! It’s not just me. I made a note.”

    Sheesh! If I were over there I’d seriously consider saying I had that Get Out of Jail Free card*.

    * – medical condition 🙂

    “before the end of “Wichita Lineman“.”

    Good tune!

    “mask firmly tucked in back pocket till I remembered. Doh !”

    I still forget to take my mask from the car about 50% of the time for the two large grocery stores in town that request one be worn. That’s because no where else needs them!

    Cheers

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      1. Ooh, good question!

        We have those who go to every baseball field or football field. Not sure about bars. If I win the lotto I’ll give it serious thought. 🙂

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