My walk to work takes me through the Dairymoor, into Wickham Square. We never know who will walk in the door, although we now have a lot of 'regulars'. They visit us during the warmer months, sometimes daily. The cold tends to keep them away. However, yesterday they appeared, wrapped up warm in camel coats … Continue reading Working in the Market!
Probably not the drink of this period, although it still has its dedicated followers... Babycham was the post-war drink for the young fashionable lady. Until Babycham came along, there was few light or glamorous drinks, and none to speak of that was fashionable. Babycham was first served as Pear Perry (Pear Juice)around about the 1940's … Continue reading Babycham madam?
In the 70's it was common to have a sideboard containing a variety of alcoholic drinks. My parents would offer visitors a drink ot two but it was strictly taboo to myself as a sixteen year old. After being caught several times participating in a glass of marini with my friends, my parents started marking lines … Continue reading Tantalising!
I was surprised to read in the Automobile Associations website that the AA was formed initially to help motorists breaking the speed limit from getting caught! Although their official duties were 'Indicating dangers on the road and helping motorists who had broken down.' In 1905, Charles Jarrott, a successful racing driver, amongst other like minded … Continue reading Speed traps and the Automobile Association!
If you're interested in war memorabilia you will love Steve and Gil's 'man cave.' Gil travels to France to bring back anything from First World War trench art to propaganda leaflets from the Second World War. This Police truncheon is over 180 years old, from William IV reign.