The ‘Smethurst’ talk was very well received at the King’s Lynn U3A yesterday, although the 95 mile drive through the wild fenlands of Norfolk was somewhat daunting. If only the railway would allow me to use my senior railcard before 9:30 am when I am travelling against the rush-hour traffic, I could let the train take the strain. Perhaps I will write to them.
For the last few years those very nice people at CAMRA have organized the Chelmsford Beer Festival in Admiral’s Park, just a few minutes walk from my house. It is a thoroughly pleasant event, the only sadness being that I always seem to be doing so much at this time of year that I am rarely able to attend more than once or twice. It is quite interesting to compare the good-natured conduct of vast numbers of people at the festival, consuming considerable quantities of beer, with what goes on in Chelmsford city centre. There, similar numbers of people consume similar quantities of alcohol turning that area, according to the police, into a war zone on a Friday and Saturday evening.
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