Enough about me propping up the Timbo profits; it’s time for BRAPA. In his landmark post on pub ticking last week Simon told us; “Next weeks outdoor April 12th re-opening will bring some limited localised joy shivering under the snowy umbrellas of York’s Fox and Golden Ball, but BRAPA will not recommence until I can… Continue reading PLAYING DES WITH BRAPA
Four posts from a 44 minute stroll round Rotherham. Grief; wait till I get an excuse to go to Barnsley ! From the top of Moorgate Street looking down on the Wellington and the Cutlers you can see the hills of Sheffield, and New York (not New York). I headed there now, stopping only to… Continue reading NEW YORK, OLD ROTHERHAM
You left me standing opposite Rotherham Minster with a flat white (Derbyshire : “picnic”) in my hand, with about 20 minutes to go till I picked up something essential for Mrs RM. There was no one about, bar an old chap perched on a seat 20 yards away with his takeaway coffee (probably a latte,… Continue reading TREES GROWING OUT OF DEAD PUBS IN ROTHERHAM SPECIAL
Reader Will reacted with horror at my attempt to paint Rotherham as attractive yesterday, throwing in a spurious accusation of “digital editing” that I can’t comment on due to ongoing legal action. No digital editing in this second batch of pics, and look at the results; Guided tours down College Lane are available from the… Continue reading ROTHERHAM – UNFILTERED !!!
“Would you like to drive to IKEA and pick up some bedding ?” said Mrs RM, on Friday. “Mr RM ? You there ?” But I was gone. “But they haven’t got it ready to collect yet !” shouted Mrs RM, as I whizzed through Kelham. Oh well, a legitimate to kill an hour in… Continue reading LOOK UP !
Plenty of notice for the Elvis night at the Fitzwilliam, anyway. Mind, you’re never more than 50 yards from an Elvis night in Rotherham. And increasingly, you’re never more than 237 yards from a new micropub. I almost did this one, round the corner from the Something Brew Inn… But my next GBG tick was… Continue reading PARKGATE – IT’S NOW OR NEVER
Rotherham is to Sheffield, as Gateshead is to Newcastle, or Salford to Manchester, or Maidenhead to Reading; the grubby bit with cheaper beer. Rotherham gets a bad press, with child abuse, industrial decay and the impact of Meadowhall on its town centre the main things people know it for, if it all. No-one in… Continue reading ROTHERHAM – FROM TINY ACORNS…
Rotherham, like Doncaster, has had bad press over the last decade because of the activities of a few of its citizens. They’re two of the friendliest places in the UK though, and each with quite a bit to commend a visit. Fans of Wetherspoons and Social Clubs will be particularly impressed. In my last job… Continue reading ROTHERHAM’S CHANTRY – THE KING OF NEW YORK