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Bash a Burglar?

I note that Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Philip (Harry) Seccombe has admitted that the 101 service is a load of crap, (The Stratford upon Avon Herald 21st March & I paraphrase), which must beg the question, ‘this being so, … Continue reading

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Excerpts from The Book of Stratford upon Avon.

‘The William’. Chapter 1. V.1-9 1…and it came to pass that in that town a child of great wisdom was born. 2. Such greatness did God bestow upon him that in later years the people did build a temple to … Continue reading

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The Royal Shakespeare Theatre – Crumbs from the High Table.

Let’s get one thing clear. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is without doubt, world class. The quality of its output is second to none and its pool of talent, well-chosen. Its record speaks for itself and anyone who says otherwise is … Continue reading

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Now I get it…Why Turkeys Vote for Christmas.

I’ve been meaning to post this for some time now but have only just stopped laughing. Anyway, this is a picture from ‘The Style Book’ (*cough) in The Observer a couple of Sundays ago. And it is Thanks to this … Continue reading

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Peony Pagoda poorly positioned.

FFS. All joking aside…what Council Knob-Head decided to build the Peony Pagoda down that end of  The Firs? #namethattwerp

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The Peony Pagoda Plot thickens…

I see this amazing gift from China has mysteriously began to cause accidents at an already traffic black spot. And to some it has also now become (even though not yet constructed), a ‘monstrosity’ AND an ‘eyesore’. As indignation, dissent and … Continue reading

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Gets my Goat – Advertising

I’ve never been a big fan of advertising (gets my goat) and have always considered it ‘the real Big Brother’, ‘the eye in the sky’. I think, as the years have gone by my fears with the appearance of Facebook … Continue reading

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Disgusted of Stratford upon Avon

In an effort to quell (‘quell’ – there’s a word you don’t see very often) my anger I found myself having to take a swift walk around the river (me – in my state of health). ‘’Why, gentle writer?’, I … Continue reading

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You know what you can do with your Chinese Peony Pavilion…

Interesting to note that when I searched for ‘Stratford upon Avon’s Chinese Pagoda’ all I got was a list of eating houses. Of course what I should have searched for was ‘Stratford upon Avon’s Chinese Peony Pavilion’. However, my mistake … Continue reading

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Bah Humbug…

On Friday me and specially chosen members of the brood went to see ‘A Christmas Carol’ and I have to say…I was underwhelmed. Maybe it was something to do with all the publicity surrounding the project. Let’s face it, ACC … Continue reading

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A Funny Old Day…

MORNING. Just over a month ago I visited a recently taken over Stratford upon Avon Theatre & Entertainment establishment in an effort to find out about hire. Unfortunately, the very nice man on counter couldn’t help me as the person … Continue reading

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Stratford upon Avon Rumour Mill set to rise to 11.

The streets of Stratford upon Avon are running hot rumour. The rumour being that the first of Mister Bird’s family projects is about to close. If true, and the MAYBIRD shopping centre is set to close* and give itself over … Continue reading

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Nest of Vipers

As we are all aware the new year is a time to reassess. A time to look a little deeper into our lives and see what can be changed for the better. Unfortunately, and at the moment we are in … Continue reading

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Onward…and over the cliff we go…

I’m sorry to be so transparent but thank God that’s over. 2018, unless you won the lottery was, shit. The world had the idiot Trump to contend with and the UK has Brexit and a robot for Prime Minister. The … Continue reading

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CLOSED UNTIL THE NEW YEAR…see you then.

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Stratman’s solution to the rapidly approaching shopping Armageddon

Quite a few years ago now when I was cool and even though I say so myself, was admired by many for being at the height of fashion, I used to buy a lot of my clothes from a place … Continue reading

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‘Tartuffe’ at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is Brilliant. Go see.

On Tuesday evening me and a buddy went to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (The Swan) to see ‘Tartuffe’ (The Hypocrite)…and boy, it turned out a fabulous evening. I haven’t laughed so much for a long time (it must have been … Continue reading

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The Train that never arrives at the Station no-one knows exists…a tale for Halloween

Seeing as it is coming up to Halloween, I thought I’d publish three photos I took about 3/4 years ago at Stratford-upon-Avon’s phantom train station that goes by the name of Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway. I ought to explain that the mist … Continue reading

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Battle of the Bypass

And so, the battle of the bypass‘ rages on…just like it has for the last 40+ years I have been here. On and On it goes… Every few years a plan is revealed and regular as clockwork it gets panned … Continue reading

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Wellesbourne-upon-Snobbery

I write this today as one hell of an angry parent. I’m fuming. If there was a competition for the most fuming parent, I would win it…and it concerns my daughter. My daughter has recently been on the look out … Continue reading

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