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  • FLY LOO – A PUB GAME THAT DEFIES THE LAW?

    11 Nov 2020 by

    Three years ago whilst browsing through a bound volume of late nineteenth-century copies of Tit-Bits I chanced upon an issue dated 28th May 1898 which included an article titled ‘Pastimes which defy the law’. In the piece, the reporter condemned those working-class pleasurable activities which were supposed to have been ‘put down by law’ but… Read more

  • THE SILENT WOMAN/KING’S HEAD, WIDFORD, ESSEX

    11 Nov 2020 by

    During my wife Maureen and my sojourn into Herefordshire in November 2018, we decided at the beginning of the week to visit the village of Bosbury which we had visited some years before.   Both the village and the pub, The Bell, seemed unchanged by the intervening years. Shortly after noon we parked up, alighted… Read more

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