Trinity Mead, Stratford upon Avon. 

Trinity Mead, Stratford upon Avon is, in my opinion a pleasant enough place to live. All human life is here. From the theatre lover to the drug dealer. From the piss-head to the pensioner. In line with a lot of ‘recent-builds’ it has nooks and crannies. By which I mean there are segments of theContinue reading Trinity Mead, Stratford upon Avon. 

Lockdown Walk

I’ve just had the most amazing riverside lockdown walk. Since we’ve been  cut off from the rest of ‘civilisation’, I, like many others have chosen the river paths as a great place to exercise. The scenery, the river itself, the wildlife, all the usual things always make this lockdown walk, special.   But hey, today’sContinue reading Lockdown Walk

Ginger-haired people asked to consider self-isolating

A missive from Stratford Town Council asking ‘Ginger-haired people to consider self-isolating’ came hot on the heels of growing concern for the elderly of Stratford upon Avon. Councillor Barney Billingsgate (85) takes up the story, ‘First of all, I need to say that this is not an attack on those who have a full headContinue reading Ginger-haired people asked to consider self-isolating

Village newcomers complain about expulsion of gas from livestock

‘We knew when we moved from Kensington to this lovely little village that it would be a life-changer. We accepted the fact that our neighbours would more than likely keep pigs and the Church bells would ring on Sundays. Even the idea of an embarrassing village idiot walking around all day with his flies undoneContinue reading Village newcomers complain about expulsion of gas from livestock

Stratford upon Avon’s Town Host Scheme ‘infiltrated by outsiders’

Stratford’s Town Host Scheme has long been envied as a Tourist Information Service second to none. The idea of having knowledgeable locals as easily identifiable ‘Town Hosts’ always on hand to direct tourists or any new visitors to Stratford upon Avon’s many historic sites, is an idea many have thought,worth copying. Unfortunately, according to documentsContinue reading Stratford upon Avon’s Town Host Scheme ‘infiltrated by outsiders’

Giant African Snail causes traffic havoc

You would never judge Ian Bland (27) as an angry man. Befitting his surname Ian is quiet and sombre, some might say, boring. Amongst his many hobbies you can include the collecting of train timetables and beermats. But early Tuesday morning Ian was fuming, under the impression that the subject of his main hobby, snails,Continue reading Giant African Snail causes traffic havoc

‘The Angry Cabbage’. A Vegetable Research revelation

Reader discretion advised Because of the end of 30 year ban under the Official Secrets Act, The Warwick Crop Centre once known as The Vegetable Research Station (Stratford upon Avon) has at last been able to reveal some of its best kept secrets. Professor Brian Brain who retired from his post of Head of ResearchContinue reading ‘The Angry Cabbage’. A Vegetable Research revelation

‘A Pound for a Poo’ in Stratford upon Avon

Elderly people in Stratford upon Avon are in for a shock the next time they find themselves ‘caught short’ out shopping or entertaining the grandkids feeding the ducks. In fact it might, considering the latest news from the Town Council be wise for older citizens to stay away from water. The Town council have justContinue reading ‘A Pound for a Poo’ in Stratford upon Avon

Bigfoot Mystery Solved

Mysterious recent sightings of a ‘Bigfoot’ type creature on the outskirts of Stratford upon Avon have recently been put to rest by local man Norman Angina (81). Once voted Guinness Book of Record’s ‘Britain’s hairiest man’ and after spending his early working life on various fairgrounds billed as ‘The monster with six fingers on eachContinue reading Bigfoot Mystery Solved