They Call The Rising Sun

“There is a house in New Orleans…”as the song goes, is slightly catchier than “there is a house in Church Gresley…” only a bit, mind. The 1964 classic from The Animals is arguably their greatest moment and therefore was reasonably excited when a boys night out in the nineties to Granville’s in Stone involved a… Continue reading They Call The Rising Sun

Quintessential British Village Pubs: Appleby Magna

You left me in Church Gresley after a fix of football for the first time in months, but I have been neglecting my Leicestershire readership recently. The Norwegian hits are still coming on Lifeafterfootball and I am sure Birmingham City fan Tore Andre Flo has a lot to do with that. Coalville and Whitwick are… Continue reading Quintessential British Village Pubs: Appleby Magna

Football’s Coming Home…

That picture, more than any other since July 4, tells you that normality is returning. Having visited over 30 boozers/sports clubs so far since restrictions were eased it has still irked me that I couldn’t watch a non-league game of football. (3-sided ground – model copied by Oxford) You’re going to have to let me… Continue reading Football’s Coming Home…