Monthly Archives: October 2014

Beverley Minster

Its a minster, not a cathedral, and a minster is a centre for the training of priests.  Our guide on the roof-space tour explained that the north of England was more heathen so more priests were needed to bring them … Continue reading

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Beer-related events in the East Riding

First night in Beverley (17th October) we popped into the Chequers micropub and I studied the pumps, finally asking for a pint of Atom Brewery’s IPA (5.6%).  This choice was rewarded with a near cheer from the barman, who just … Continue reading

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Visiting Burton Agnes Hall in the East Riding of Yorkshire

Second day in our tiny Beverley apartment.  Armed with our bus passes we catch an hourly service towards Bridlington, getting off in the almost non-existent village of Burton Agnes where the village pub has expanded into fine dining and accommodation … Continue reading

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Henfield to Partridge Green along the Downs Link

The 10am bus to Henfield and a walk through and out of the town to a very still and misty river valley.  Wide fields filled with still, smooth water which looked higher than the Adur, roiling and swirling at every bend.  One of … Continue reading

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Robert goes to a fashion event

Well, a debate about ethical trading in the clothing business, at the Art and Design building of Brighton University, on Friday 10th October, part of Brighton Fashion Week. The speakers were (l to r) Tamsin Lejeune (ethical fashion forum), Caroline … Continue reading

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A walk in the Cemetery between downpours

Yesterday afternoon I managed 2 hours walking in Woodvale cemetery, just along the road.  Whilst staring at a south facing grass bank managed for wildlife I saw a small orange butterfly sunning itself much as I was. Turned out to … Continue reading

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Isetta Bubblecars and an Octopus

Just a bit more on Isetta cars made in Brighton for several years from 1957 to 1964.  I found this plaque on the net, but have no idea if it is still displayed in the area. Earlier, between the Shoreham … Continue reading

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