UTTER MADNESS IN SAWTRY

You were warned. Teversham, Grantchester, and now Sawtry. And you’ve got Fulbourn, Hilton and Alconbury to come. #OpenThePubs Mrs RM feels my utter despair. “The ******** are going to keep the pubs shut, aren’t they ?” I just asked her. “Get me another coffee” she replied. But at least she’s accompanying me on my little… Continue reading UTTER MADNESS IN SAWTRY

BAR HILL – SMALL HILL, CLOSED BAR

Remember folks, this is the ONLY place you’ll find blog posts about unremarkable post-war Cambridge villages and their closed pubs. On yet another gorgeous sunny day (Matthew wants to know why it always rains in Manchester) I thought I’d do Bar Hill. More 1967 and all that. This was South Cambridge’s attempt at affordable housing… Continue reading BAR HILL – SMALL HILL, CLOSED BAR

WYTON TIME

Day 3 of The Easing, and a third tentative journey into eastern Huntingdonshire. Following Somersham and Boxworth, Wyton is a third village I could pinpoint on a map but tell you nothing about. What jinks ! This is the attractive little bit between Huntingdon and St Ives, two surprisingly workmanlike towns in Cromwell/Major land. Wyton… Continue reading WYTON TIME

ISLEHAM RESISTS THE HUMOROUS GUEST BEER

  Now Mrs RM is working in Melrose (her blog posts to follow, no doubt), I’m only allowed a couple of nights away from home a week. So occasional days have to be spent in and around Cambridge ferrying old folks (not a euphemism) about to Tesco and the Day Centre, and reminiscing about “The… Continue reading ISLEHAM RESISTS THE HUMOROUS GUEST BEER