Monthly Archives: November 2012

Bottling Stingo Number 1 this afternoon

To mark my discovery of Thomas Tiller, the Newhaven brewer, I started a 5%-ish ale three weeks ago.  It has been conditioning in a barrel for over a fortnight, and today I cleaned enough bottles to transfer all 4 gallons … Continue reading

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Beer, more beer and yet more beer

Visited Harveys Brewery with the Round Hill Society on 23rd October.  Guided around by the assistant brewer, Peter Yarlett, who made several disparaging remarks about American beers.  On Coors, now of Burton on Trent, he noted that they have to … Continue reading

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To the Tate Britain for the Patrick Keiller Exhibition

On the 24th October Steve Chapman and I went up to London to catch the Patrick Keiller exhibition before it closes.  Sadly the Guardian advert I had kept on the noticeboard to remind me to go had the date wrong, … Continue reading

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A Future for Nuclear Power in Britain?

In late October we went to a Fabians talk and discussion led by Prof Gordon McKerron, Director of SPRU at Sussex University.  SPRU used to stand for Science Policy Research Unit, but they changed it to something that doesn’t start … Continue reading

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More on semi-dereliction, painting decay

I’ve just written a piece on our trip to Yorkshire that mentions a Prunella Clough painting seen in Wakefield.  Much earlier I wrote of another painting by Clough in Chichester.  Now I’m reminded of another painter we met in September, … Continue reading

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Peter Messer’s private view 19th October 2012

I’ve never been able to afford one of his paintings, and I still can’t, but he still invites us to his PVs, which is nice.  The new show has gone now, but it was called Bounded in a Nutshell, and … Continue reading

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Rochdale Canal in Calderdale

Another day out – beautifully sunny day for a walk along the canal towpath. At Mytholmroyd (what a great word) we saw a display in a shop window indicating that recent floods covered this road in five feet of water.  … Continue reading

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