I saw Lawnmower Deth at Download once. I think their shortest song was 93 seconds.
In truth, I could have walked round Southport Lawnmower Museum in 93 seconds too, but then I’d have failed to bring you the evidence of Joe Pasquale’s Lawnmower, the prime exhibit.
In more truth, I only went in because Blackpool Jane shamed me into going on her Southport post, and I’d hate to be on my deathbed wondering if it’s worth the £3 admission.
It is, in fact nearly all provincial British museums are worth the charge, especially Leatherhead Town Museum.
I hate gardening, of course, but I love the way the history of grass cutting over the centuries (grass was only invented in 1742) is interspersed with donations from minor celebrities like Prince Charles.
There’s an audio commentary that blew up while I was there, so just as well they didn’t have the live demo with children running about that day.
Not much for the beer lover, disappointingly, but you should be able to track down these two for 99p in B & M Bargains.
If you do go, you MUST look at the visitor book. Some famous names have diverted here between the micro pubs and the Morrisons.
Oh, and there’s a micropub next door. But it probably won’t be open.