Half-way through Lockdown 2 (possibly), and I need you all to write to your MP with a single message;
“Stuff Christmas; re-open the pubs (in a Covid secure way)“. Off you go.
Otherwise you’re in for a lot more of this unsatisfactory mix of highlights packages and gentle Cambridgeshire walks past closed pubs and no-one wants that. Especially me.
Teversham almost broke Mrs RM and I.
A small village 15 minutes from home which I passed 3,713 times on my way to work at Fulbourn Hospital, notable only for proximity to Cambridge International Airport (my parents flew to Guernsey on honeymoon from there in 1960) and an “earthy” GBG pub that once served Ansells Mild. Honest.
The Rose & Crown lost its pub early this century, gaining one of Cambridgeshire’s 435 village Indian restaurants.
They’ve got the NHS QR code on the door so I guess they were trading before the latest Lockdown. I quite fancy one of those Sunday buffets.
Apart from a closed curry house and five different play areas, Teversham is a facility free village.
Charles Spurgeon, the “Prince of Preachers”, started here, before graduating to Waterbeach Baptist Church and later on crowds of 23,654 at Crystal Palace, which is more than the Eagles got in the Championship.
We arrived on a gorgeous autumn Saturday, parked at the church,
and set off in search of SOMETHING of interest. And failed.
I assumed that Mrs RM must be as virtuous as I am to justify the sunshine,
but she was immediately chased by an aggressive canine let off its lead by one of those ill-disciplined dog owners that blight her life (they like ME, it seems).
“He doesn’t bite. (much)” screamed the culprit. Mrs RM needed a drink, but had to wait till the end of a 2 hour walk around Teversham Fen for which her footwear was better prepared than mine, for a change.
Actually, these photos make it look OK, don’t they. Some of you like these big skies. You’re welcome to them.
NB The closest pub to Teversham is a Greene King diner where I actually conducted a job interview in 1987 (Abbot, IPA 3.5 (both of them).