The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162185   Message #3859049
Posted By: Senoufou
05-Jun-17 - 11:33 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Essence of England
Subject: RE: BS: The Essence of England
Well Stu, Alfred Russel Wallace was born in Llanbadoc, which really makes him Welsh.

And Westminster, the Queen and the Beefeaters were situated/based in England the last time I looked.

However, since we're adding people to the list, I nominate Florence Nightingale, Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare.

And Lancashire hotpot, home-made jam & chutney (my old auntie was a cracker at making those) knitting, cricket matches on the village green, Guy Fawkes Night, The Sheringham Shantymen.

It's not that I'm joining the BNP or waving me flag of St George particularly, just trying to think of all the things I'd miss dreadfully if I decamped to Ivory Coast for the remainder of my days.