BREAKFAST IN HALESOWEN

Following Blackpool Jane’s heroic lead, it’s all food today.

This was the Misssisssissipi (sp. ?) burger from outside the Cricketers. Note the state of the diet coke can.

“You on a diet, man ?” he asked.

Better than it looks now, but I’m not starting a scoring system for Brum burgers.

Friday was the day I’d finish West Midlands GBG, with 3 new entries clustered around Halesowen.

I’ve a real affection for the town, though you might not think it from these cruelly unrepresentative pics of an abandoned church and a High Street still suffering from Merry Hill-isation.

Approximately 4.7 charity shops per capita, containing 77% of the world’s unwanted Jack Johnson CDs.

In fairness, the pedestrianised Centre was full of life. I used to stay at the bargain Travelodge here when I had meetings on Hagley Road, and the locals are lovely. It’s the Brighouse of the Midlands.

As Aristotle wrote in 1677, if a man wants to get the measure of a town, go in its Spoons at 11am on a weekday (I paraphrase).

It was virtually full, and all human life was, indeed, here.

“There you go sweetie, enjoy it bub”.

And I did.

But it was time for church. And a pub.

9 thoughts on “BREAKFAST IN HALESOWEN

  1. I’ve been in the Waggon and Horses in Halesowen, which I managed to confuse with a similar pub in Oldbury. Thought it was all the wrong way round, until I realised it was two different pubs. Very discumbobulating.

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    1. That’s easily done, lot of Waggons and horses in the Black Country !

      Oldbury only up the road, similar town to Halesowen, perhaps a bit more mutiroomed but not the beer classic that Halesowen is.

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    1. And he could reuse one of the mobility scooter photos over and over. That is a stock image from what I can see. Any town or city anywhere in the UK.

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