JARL AND A MINI PLOUGHMANS IN RAMSBOTTOM RBL

6th February 2020 Onto my latest trip now, a rather disastrous attempt to get my hair cut. My base for the next two days was Heaton Chapel, which some of you may have heard of. It’s in Greater Manchester/Stockport/Cheshire Lancashire. I paid the princely sum of £54.40 for a two night stay in Trivelles on… Continue reading JARL AND A MINI PLOUGHMANS IN RAMSBOTTOM RBL

A SURMOUNTABLE HITCH IN MICRO PRESTWICH

I spent literally minutes trying to find a Fall track for this post, but sadly M.E. Smith’s “Middle aged Middleton micropub man” remains unreleased. On the tram back from Bury to Victoria I planned an afternoon in West Manchester, and admired the lack of GBG pubs on the route. Ah, the Crooked Man. Wait, the… Continue reading A SURMOUNTABLE HITCH IN MICRO PRESTWICH

“GET THE RUBY IN FIRST, EH !” LANGWORTHY LEGEND

And, in the end, it all came down to Langworthy, an exciting trip over the M602 at 10pm. A year ago today I was at the Grand Canyon, and it can’t match this view. For fans of great street names (see also: Whitwick), here’s My Street. It could be yours, too. I’m heading for the… Continue reading “GET THE RUBY IN FIRST, EH !” LANGWORTHY LEGEND

YOU’RE MY-YY-YY, YOU’RE MY FAVOURITE WEASTE OF TIME

Back to my Birthday.  With any luck I’ll finish this mini-series before my next one. I think you know the route by now, a zigzag through Castlefield and Salford Quays into the glories of Greater Eccles. Clearly, I should have gone straight to bed and listened to the Match of the Day inquest on the… Continue reading YOU’RE MY-YY-YY, YOU’RE MY FAVOURITE WEASTE OF TIME

FIT AND WORKING AGAIN – TICKING PRESTWICH

You’ll remember my failed attempt to visit the Church Inn, Prestwich back when the Guide came out.  A rather better attempt to capture the spirit of Mark E Smith, I thought. Since then Pubmeister has beat me to the Prestwich Punch, though he seems to have failed to find sufficient comedy there to blog about. … Continue reading FIT AND WORKING AGAIN – TICKING PRESTWICH