John Barber. Author
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Most boring town
Best of British
Saturday morning pictures and the fabulous cinemas in which we went to see them.
How the old British coins entered the language as slang and terminology.
The decline of the beer mat and its many uses and as a hobby for collectors.
The game that was invented by the British but who failed to win a World championship.
The classic English story of three men’s boat trip along the River Thames.
The British love of holidays at the seaside and the rise of the saucy postcard.
The longest running British theatrical show that is now a tourist ‘must’.
The fat owl of the remove at Greyfriars school: ‘Yarooh, I say chaps’.
Norman Tebbitt and British citizenship awarded by the cricket team you support.
The story of the Dandy, Desperate Dan, Katy and Aunt Aggie, cow pie and much more.
The love of the British for a cup of tea and the lady who found a tea leaf in her
How licensing took the fun out of sex, gambling and after hours drinking.
A map reference by Ordnance Survey where a post lady leaped over a stream.
An earlier version of the guillotine that was used to dispense a kind of social justice.
A very English compromise to allow a sex shop to open in the town of Gloucester.
The closure of the only place in Wales where you could get an alcoholic drink on
A radio show phone in to find the UK’s most boring town which is .... !
The traditional British Sunday as it used to be when licensing hours were extremely
A German tourist who noted that the British thought they had the best of everything.
These posts are a small selection from my Best of British blog dating from 2 September
2010 to 25 May 2012.
They can be read from the menu (right).
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