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7:10 AM - Nov 15, 2017 #1

Some nice pictures here http://spitalfieldslife.com/2017/11/15/ ... b-crawl-x/  , including a cat for peter and more links of interest at the foot of the blog.
"Everybody's got to believe in something, I believe I'll have another beer." W.C.Fields.
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9:58 AM - Nov 15, 2017 #2

Some great photograph`s on there - very Dickensian... Thanks for sharing the link. It makes you realize, that although there are still many fine pubs left in London, how many were lost during the Blitz, (along with, of course, many other fine buildings) - same for other towns and cities across England 😢 Pubs are a national treasure...👍
The Lancashire Luddite
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1:00 AM - Nov 18, 2017 #3

Citra,
Yes, that’s a good one with some very nice photographs.
I have no idea how many beer blogs there are but this is surely one of the best http://pubcurmudgeon.blogspot.co.uk/ and well deserves its rating as number 3 here http://www.vuelio.com/uk/social-media-i ... uk-top-10/
it is always nice reading them knowing the author, Peter in that case, and I also feel honoured to have recently met ‘Retired Martin’ https://retiredmartin.com/ (twice) and ‘BeerLeeds’ Richard https://beerleeds.co.uk/ .
And I have of course known ‘Owd’ Roger http://protzonbeer.co.uk/news for nearly as long as I can remember.
 
Hardy,
Yes, a reminder that proper monochrome photographs have been all but lost as hipster photographers these past few decades have taken to the new-fangled full colour ones.
It looks as if colour's only beneficial as the background for a nice black cat.
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7:47 AM - Nov 18, 2017 #4

A relatively new blog well worth reading is Life After Football, written by former professional footballer Ian Clarkson, which is mainly about his experiences of visiting (mostly) proper pubs in the East Midlands:

https://lifeafterfootball839.wordpress.com/
"Raising taxes on alcohol to prevent problem drinking is akin to raising the price of gasoline to prevent people from speeding." (Edward Peter Stringham)
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8:24 AM - Nov 18, 2017 #5

Alan Winfield`s blog - http://neverendingpubcrawl.blogspot.co.uk/. -  Proper pub crawls around proper pubs in proper towns, is another blog well worth following 👍
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8:34 AM - Nov 18, 2017 #6

Hardy wrote: Alan Winfield`s blog - http://neverendingpubcrawl.blogspot.co.uk/. -  Proper pub crawls around proper pubs in proper towns, is another blog well worth following 👍
Unfortunately it seems from comments on his latest post that Alan is seriously ill at present, so I'm sure everyone would wish him all the best in being able to sort it out 😥👍
"Raising taxes on alcohol to prevent problem drinking is akin to raising the price of gasoline to prevent people from speeding." (Edward Peter Stringham)
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6:29 PM - Nov 18, 2017 #7

I started a blog - not beer related - once. However, like many, I gave up on it.

http://moonrakersmusings.blogspot.co.uk/
Nigel Rowe
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7:00 PM - Nov 18, 2017 #8

Moonraker wrote: I started a blog - not beer related - once. However, like many, I gave up on it.

http://moonrakersmusings.blogspot.co.uk/
It's a point I've made in relation to Twitter, but it's equally true of blogs. A blog needs to have a theme, and be, broadly speaking, about something, rather than just being "random thoughts of Peter". What I don't cover on my blog is just as important as what I do.
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11:09 AM - Nov 20, 2017 #9

Very true, Peter - which is why mine petered out! I am the same with Twitter - I hardly ever post or even look at it.
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11:49 AM - Nov 20, 2017 #10

Moonraker wrote: Very true, Peter - which is why mine petered out! I am the same with Twitter - I hardly ever post or even look at it.
Yes I struggle with Twitter.
"Everybody's got to believe in something, I believe I'll have another beer." W.C.Fields.
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10:08 PM - Nov 20, 2017 #11

Citra wrote:
Moonraker wrote: Very true, Peter - which is why mine petered out! I am the same with Twitter - I hardly ever post or even look at it.
Yes I struggle with Twitter.
Twitter and Facebook are alien concepts to me. I can just about cope with this forum. That, and texting the Mrs...

I want to live in the 1870s.
The Lancashire Luddite
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