Monthly Archives: October 2015

A Day Trip to Hove

Just over a mile west, up and over the hill which is Seven Dials, I walked to City Books to collect one ordered two days earlier, and to pop into an old fashioned ironmongers, Banfield’s, to source some metalwork to … Continue reading

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Bits of skyline in Lewes and Brighton

Just a little compare and contrast, encountered whilst making my way between watering holes, specifically the Rights of Man and Brewers in Lewes and the Beer Dispensary and Evening Star in Brighton. I’m sure we have small scale features in … Continue reading

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The Birmingham Seven

Should have been eight, but the photo with Jackie in it has disappeared, sorry Jackie.  Well, this is the rest of us in Deepalis – the vegetarian restaurant.

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More Metal in Birmingham

Streetsigns were delightful, and reflect the city’s metalworking past. This sign is in the Jewellery quarter where exists the pen museum.  Not so much about pens, more about their nibs.  Thousands of them, and we added to the number by … Continue reading

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Birmingham: part the second

After the Post Office Vaults we tried Shipyard American Pale Ale (brewed by Marstons from a US brewer who learnt his trade working for Ringwoods) in a bar called Marmalade in Victoria Square.  Nearby three chaps in gaudy gold consulted … Continue reading

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Birmingham Weekend

We got on a train at 9am Friday 16th October and were in the Old Post Office Vaults ( a couple of minutes north of New Street station) with Acorn Endeavour IPA and XL Brewing’s Swish six hop ale by 1pm. … Continue reading

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DIY incendaries

Went for a beer or three to Lewes on Friday and spent time between pubs looking in the boxes of cheap books often found outside bookshops.  Bought a book of poetry, by some guy I’ve never heard of, but the … Continue reading

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