This is an index to all my previously published blog entries that have appeared on
this site since 2 September 2010.
After almost two years time to call a halt.
These represent notes, opinions, views and histories of things that are considered
typically British, indexed by date, most recent first.
A beacon on Hertford Castle, no flag pole on Shire Hall and memories of 1953.
How Hertford differs from Harlow and the effect Mary Portas’ report will have.
The work of the real men in black who could be aliens or government agents. Who knows?
A week to promote eBooks so my own are mentioned here.
Signposts covered for WW2, slits for post boxes, a snuffer and a green dragon.
Three photos of Fore Street taken over a 80 year period showing the changes.
How we recycled glass bottles and newspapers back in the 1950’s.
The iconic British red telephone box is slowly disappearing but not in some communities.
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 annual disaster where no Englishman will win the tennis Grand Slam.
How a colony of moles drove one man to destroy his car, garden and house.
The story of Chris Culver whose DIY wrecked his own and neighbours houses.
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 wit and wisdom of a leading judge who once sentenced a hooligan to life in prison.
Traditional English games played on Bank Holiday Mondays and the loss of others.
The state of toilets in general and how one was turned into a chic wine bar.
The story of the Dandy, Desperate Dan, Katy and Aunt Aggie, cow pie and much more.
How some authors gain inspiration and one the spirits of three dead people.
The solution of a self employed window cleaner to the unemployment problem.
Traffic lights chaos and the tramp that spent Christmas in his local Woolworths.
The rules of merrills, or Nine Mens Morris for download along with a board design.
The love of the British for a cup of tea and the lady who found a tea leaf in her
The life, wit and wisdom of one of Britain’s Heavyweight champion boxers.
Half time entertainment at British football grounds such as police marching bands.
How licensing took the fun out of sex, gambling and after hours drinking.
An ancient custom whereby an accused person can fight another to decide guilt.
A survey into what men actually pack into their briefcases - briefs!
A map reference by Ordnance Survey where a post lady leaped over a stream.
A group of high ranking people who celebrate the execution of King Charles 1.
The use of ferrets to catch rabbits and the ferret locating device for lost ferrets.
The owner of a Leeds fish and chip shop that used to greet his customers in such
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
Land banking and how to use planning laws to oppose unwanted developments.
More stories of church eccentrics which seem to abound in the UK.
The northern English town that has a under performing football club and hanged a
A very short selection of some of the political parties that have stood at General
One of the few towns in England where you couldn’t get an alcoholic drink now has
More strange question posed to staff at Tourist Information Centres.
A very unusual game played with a cannonball thrown around ten pubs.
How to win the Greatest Liar Competition by telling the truth.
A radio show phone in to find the UK’s most boring town which is .... !
Stories of real life clerics who led a very eccentric life style.
The man who had never sailed hoped to cross the Atlantic in a barrel.
A survey to find what people consider to be the most sexy colours for their bedrooms.
Unanswerable questions asked of staff at Tourist Information Centres.
The British love travelling by train and one man travelled through every station.
The traditional British Sunday as it used to be when licensing hours were extremely
Saturday morning pictures and the fabulous cinemas in which we went to see them.
Many other parts of England have laid claim to be the home of the Nottingham outlaw.
The people who collect fairground rides and like nothing better than being sick on
A German tourist who noted that the British thought they had the best of everything.