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Mine

Mine

Mine is a poem about the idea that we are all balancing on the ledge of eternity extracting our moments of life from the universe. Just one step forward and we are plunged into infinity without any chance of again touching the firm ground of being. We are all part of...

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Beer, history and archaeology

Beer, history and archaeology

Beer History and Archaeology is a blend of fiction and fact. This amalgamation seems appropriate given the title and I thought I would try to merge writing as entertainment with writing as knowledge. For all those interested in brewing, beer and pubs, I would hope...

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The history behind Micropubs

The history behind Micropubs

The History Behind Micropubs The history behind micropubs in the UK is intrinsically linked to the traditions of a 'public house'. This unique history is discussed in the blog article 'Is Pub History Real History' but the point of this piece is to look at a pub which...

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The Reading Rooms Wheathampstead

The Reading Rooms Wheathampstead

The Reading Rooms, Wheathampstead 07.56 Planning a trip out tonight to go and sample The Reading Rooms Wheathampstead. A micropub with a great name for someone like me. I will get some photos and write a report here later. Lesson Number One When planning a trip out to...

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The Lambeth Walk

The Lambeth Walk

The Lambeth Walk, London The Lambeth Walk pub in London is named after a road in the UK's capital but also reflects the local indigenous Pearlie Kings and Queens culture. In other posts, I have been talking about our history of pubs and its connection with the social...

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