Think of it as a public service. Every few days I bring you the Covid League Table, and today there’s a new name
proudly at the top.
The Top 11 seems centred on the strip across the country from the Wash through the vegetable fields to the southern coalfields i.e. the places where people actually work for a living.
To be fair, South Holland is top despite bringing cases below a 200/100,000 per week level that looked impossible in January, and they’re averaging 25 cases a day which is also the number of carrot factories in Holbeach.
For GBG tickers, South Holland is a series of drab A roads taken at 42 mph behind a Massey Ferguson tractor on the way to a new Guide pub selling Bateman XB (badly) to septuagenarian diners.
But there’ll always be Spalding, where I see I managed a pretty positive post on my birthday in 2017.
A Proper Market Town, a micro selling chilli chutney and a Sam Smiths pub that closed suddenly 5 months before Lockdown.
The innocence of Spalding Today in wondering why a Humphrey pub might close suddenly is charming.
Perhaps it was the lack of Humphrey’s favourite Italian liqueur, as on Trip Advisor, Madfred1 moans “What greeted us was old &archaic . The male bartender had never heard of dissarano ??“.