The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162185 Message #3858209
Posted By: Steve Shaw
31-May-17 - 06:56 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Essence of England
Subject: RE: BS: The Essence of England
Pendle. Penyghent. The Rumps. Trough of Bowland. Craven.
Good bitter. Early purple orchids. Brimstones and orange-tips. The bluebells in Brownsham Wood in early May (haven't missed for over 25 years). Gorse in March and April. The Halle Orchestra. Vaughan Williams. Henry Purcell. The Beatles. The warmth of people in the north-west. Settle to Carlisle railway. The A66. High Cup Nick. The Maize Beck. The Kinks singing Waterloo Sunset. Anfield. Sunday roast (chicken or shoulder of lamb). A pasty from Chough bakery in Padstow. My mum's chippy in the fifties. Garfield Sobers, Frank Worrell and Sonny Ramadhin playing for Radcliffe Cricket Club. The Strolling Bones. Richmond Green. Barnes Common. Hereford Cathedral. Tintern Abbey. Richard Hickox, much-lamented. Scilly. Trebah garden. Pentargon waterfall. Spring gentians in upper Teesdale. Wild daffodils in Tidna wood at Morwenstow. A fish finger butty. Morris Minors. The ice cream at Troytown Farm on St Agnes. Langdale Pikes. The old pierhead in Liverpool. My great uncle Jimmy's name on the WWI memorial in Salford Cathedral.