Key Events: February 22 2003
The Angel maintained its unique tradition of novelty and innovation when, on this Saturday night, the pub hosted the fourth "Poems and Pints" evening. The second was held on 13 February 2000.The third was on 2 February 2002.
Let it be said that, in the space of two hours, we had 65 poems read, by a dozen or so people. Some people came to listen. Daisy brought the house down with a couple of brilliant renditions.
If anyone can point me at anything similar happening in any pub, I'd love to hear from them.
Home Visits from Abroad
As recorded elsewhere, mid-February saw the brief return of our Brittany correspondent, M'sieur Robert Bonfroid aka Mr Robert Chilwell, on his grand Progress to visit friends and family.
Nothing like a Good Romance #3
As I wrote last time, "an even better cure for the Dark Days has been the public planning of the Wedding of the Year."
Team News: Cribbage
The New Year has continued to be one of mixed blessings for the Crib Team. The restoration of Old Salty to the side has had some effect, but they seem destined for a mid-table placing.
Team News: Quiz
The Quiz team won the League.
Let us not crow over the final surge of success against the White Horse, The Swan B and The Globe.
Let us gird our loins, instead, for the struggle yet to come in the Knock Out Rounds.
Team News: Darts
Paula, Kevin and D'Arcy have been on their holidays for the last week or so (10 March). No postcards have arrived, and Kevin did turn up for the most recent Darts team victory, so the exact nature of the holiday is in some doubt.
In the absence of Kevin and Paula, the pub has been left in the calm hands of Quiet Chris, who seems to be another out of the Thorogood stable of bespoke barmen best suited to the tenancies of the Thorogood empire. Welcome Chris. Don't believe everything Dave Hill tells you.
Hannah's off jaunting again.
Jos's extension develops apace. It's all a wooden kit at present, but the roof goes on soon, and then, who knows?
Erratum and AddendumI have been taken to task in the hallowed pages of my guestbook, by one Young(ish, but rapidly ageing) Whippersnapper from Chelmsford via Tye Green, in the following terms:
"Steve I'm shocked! No room in the news section for my 'enthusiastic' rendering of 'Mustang Sally' on New Year's Eve?"
Sorry Neil. I forgot. Pain doesn't last long, really, does it?
I've been asked to make clear that the "Kebab Club" that meets every Friday night does so only during approved licensing hours.
Oh yes, and Jim "Sizewell" Gardner has been a bit unhappy since the Tractor Boys stuffed the Canaries with their own Sage and Onion, courtesy of Delia.
I've decided to keep each addition to these pages separate, rather than simply add length. I hope regular readers will not get too confused.
January 2002 - The New Year begins
And Photos, too
December 2002 - December at The Angel
September 2002 - Early Autumn in Glemsford
August 2002 - International Special Edition
June 2002 - The Flower Fairy, World Cup and the Jubilee
Kevin and Paula's Early Days at