A GOLDEN DAY DAWNS IN ALWALTON

Happy End of Lockdown Day to you. Unless you’re one of those folk in Cornwall (in which case you’ll be manning the barricades at the Tamar) or in Tier 3 who can’t control their primal urges.

Tier 3 folk like the good burghers (there’s a pun there somewhere) of Stamford, cruelly lumped in with the lesser people in Bourne and Spital-in-the-Street.

Stamford has applied to be transferred to Rutland (Tier 2) or Cambridge (ditto), both on the border, and is wondering aloud how it’s getting treated so badly when nasty, dirty Peterborough is OK.

I stopped on the edge of Posh last night, in the posh bit near the old show ground and the business park, and temporarily forgot that we still had a day of torment before Proper Pubs like the Vintage Inns Cuckoo welcomed us back to their gastropub bosoms.

Sunset comes early in December, and we just had time for a wander down to the Nene, past an improbable number of listed buildings for a village of 200 (most of them neatly groomed schoolchildren queueing for Freddos at the Post Office).

The sun sank, but I realised when it rose tomorrow I’d be able to return tomorrow for my Cuckoo burger and half of Doom Bar (other craft available).

You just see if I don’t.

Oh, and Tier 3 folk; do NOT cross the border.

14 thoughts on “A GOLDEN DAY DAWNS IN ALWALTON

  1. Just heard in our local Spoons they are letting you have 2 pints after you have eaten your breakfast provided you haven’t been silly with the beer you’ve ordered to go with it.

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    1. Same with us, by the look of things.

      “We can travel through other areas, as part of a longer journey – for example when travelling from Edenbridge to Tunbridge Wells, we can pass through East Sussex, but not stop off.” – taken from our local MP’s website!

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      1. Blimey! Even over here the Yanks are allowed to drive from the Continental US to Alaska, going through Canada. Of course, asking them not to stop along the way would be a bit silly as it’s at least 30 hours of driving from the border with Washington State until you cross over from the Yukon into Alaska itself. 😉

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  2. Nice photos, Martin. I especially liked the flaking paintwork (is it an old pump of some sort?) against the lovely stone wall in the first piucture.

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  3. “and is wondering aloud how it’s getting treated so badly when nasty, dirty Peterborough is OK.”

    That’s because the government mixed it up with Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. 😉

    “before Proper Pubs like the Vintage Inns Cuckoo welcomed us back to their gastropub bosoms.”

    Blimey. I may need a bit of a lie down.

    “Oh, and Tier 3 folk; do NOT cross the border.”

    Says the man who was considering sneaking into Cornwall. 🙂

    Cheers

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