500 Up In Swadlincote

It’s an important day in history today although I’m not referring to the General Election. No, the real breaking news is that I have finally clocked up 500 boozers in the Midlands. It’s been a long, long road (as the song by Birmingham City goes…for any new readers outside of England they are one of… Continue reading 500 Up In Swadlincote

Brum To Wolves Midland Metro Line: Part 3 – End Of The Line

As the Midland Metro Line Crawl neared the end of the road there was still time to stop off at a couple of classic boozers. The Metro system is excellent and. as I mentioned before, less than three quid to hop on and off trams all day that run every six minutes.  Once Birmingham City… Continue reading Brum To Wolves Midland Metro Line: Part 3 – End Of The Line

No Cross Punks At Burton’s Crossing

Easter Monday was celebration time as Birmingham avoided any last day dramas with a 3-1 win at Rotherham. With Championship football secured for another season we all felt a little bit cheated that we hadn’t done it on the last day for the fourth time in six seasons even though the EFL tried their best… Continue reading No Cross Punks At Burton’s Crossing

Saturday Nights In Shrewsbury

My (now) annual pilgrimage to Shrewsbury meant another Saturday night in Salop and a trawl around some of the finest Shropshire has to offer! Twelve months ago Wembley fever had gripped the town as they prepared for yet another defeat (this time in the Checkatrade Trophy) at the home of football. Mind you, with places… Continue reading Saturday Nights In Shrewsbury