The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7439   Message #75622
Posted By: bill\sables
04-May-99 - 06:47 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
Subject: RE: Mudcat(THE WORLD) Let us know Pt. II
I live in the county of North Yorkshire England near the market town of Selby which got its name from the Romans in 55bc As they were sailing to York (Eboracum in those days) they passed a tiny hamlet which looked very uninteresting and said "Sail By, Sail By" from then the name was changed to Selby (Grin) My village is called Monk Fryston there are about fifty houses one church a school and two pubs. It is so lively here we were going to make it a twin town with Brigadoon, but Brigadoon comes to life every hundred years and we don't. Quite near us are the towns of Leeds and Bradford which in the days of the Romans were called Soddom and Gomorah, they havn't changed much. Yorkshire is very famous, not sure what for, except they were going to have the Nativity here but they couldn't find three wise men or a virgin. I come origionally from North of here, Newcastle the land of the Geordies and the giant leeks We speak a different language in Newcastle to the rest of the U.K. but if you ever go there just say "Broonsallroond" in any pub and you'll be a friend for life. I play guitar, tenor banjo, mandola and melodeon and run a ceilidh band we play mostly for weddings. I also play banjo in a skiffle group. I dance with the local Castleford Longsword team and spend my holidays in the U.S.A. where I can fill my car with petrol for less money than I can fill my lawn mower at home. Can't think of anything else to say at the moment so I think I'll go to the chat room and talk to myself again. Cheers Bill