Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Ye Olde Gods!

Picked this up in the Tellywag today.

Apparently some folk just don't have any excitement in their lives and want to visit their deprivation on everyone else, too. What utter bollocks! Yes, cockfighting is illegal and no, they don't hold cockfights in Ye Cock Pit (these days?) but why blot out history? Is this the start of ISIS laying waste to our heritage sites? Did these people grow up in splendid isolation? How about the Hung, Drawn and Quartered in London - should that now be the Youth 'n' Eyes?

A load of Ye Olde Cock and Bull!

We'll be required to change the name of 'rape' and anaesthetise the crop before it's harvested if this stupidity is given any credence.


Peta demands Britain's oldest pub changes its name to show 'compassion' for animals

Animal rights group says Ye Olde Fighting Cocks in St Albans should update its name to Ye Olde Clever Cocks to reflect a change in society's attitudes







PETA want the pub renamed to 'Ye Olde Clever Cocks' 
Britain's oldest pub is under to pressure to change its name - Ye Olde Fighting Cocks - from animal rights group Peta.
They say the eighth century boozer in St Albans, Hertfordshire, should be renamed to Ye Olde Clever Cocks to "reflect compassion for animals".
But regulars at the pub - listed as Britain's oldest by Guinness World Records - say the idea is "bonkers".
Since it was founded in the eighth century, the pub in Abbey Mill Lane has had many names, but since 1872 it has been called Ye Olde Fighting Cocks because of its history of cockfighting - a sport banned in the UK in the 1800s.
But in a letter sent to the pub on Monday, Peta, or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, urges the pub to update its name to Ye Olde Clever Cocks - in recognition of society's growing compassion for animals.

Peta director Mimi Bekhechi said: "Changing the name would reflect today's rejection of needless violence and help celebrate chickens as the intelligent, sensitive and social animals they are.
"Today, kind people are appalled by the thought of forcing birds to fight to the death and more people than ever are making the compassionate choice not to eat chickens, either."
The Review ran an online poll asking readers if they thought the name should be changed, in which 61 per cent (517 people) said no compared to 39 per cent (334 people) who said yes.
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Hundreds have also taken to social media to express their outrage at the idea.
Alasdair Melville used to work at the pub and is a former pupil of St Albans School.
The 31-year-old said: "Rather than worrying about the name of a pub, I think Peta should worry about looking after chickens at chicken farms for example.
"There is a better way to make a point."
Mr Melville, who owns estate agents Hawk and Chadwick, added: "If the pub were to change its name, where does it end?
"I do not associate the name with cock fighting, I associate with the history.
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"St Albans is great place in which to work and live because it's steeped in history."
Esme Rice has lived in the city for 20 years and said the pub was a landmark.
She said: "I remember eating in their garden when I was young and my dad explaining about the sport and how barbaric it is but how this pub is a mark of heritage and history, not a celebration of the sport."
Another regular, Robert Oakhill, 71, said: "The thing that appals me is the total lack of appreciation of history.
"The current name informs us about the past. It enables us to contemplate the great advances that have been made.
"The new name is, to use the most appropriate critical term, 'bonkers'."

Friday, May 22, 2015

for Sue...

Thinking of the Reunion


Not sure how you get the picture now :((

We have all heard this but thought it might be good to hear again... we are all wise enough to understand it all.

STRETCH..... and YOUR CHOICES ARE HALF CHANCE.....one of the many lines I love.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Yesterday in Dorset


Memorial service yesterday to mark 80 years since death of T E  Lawrence

Friday, May 15, 2015

a man of our times...

                              ...Riley B. King...
               ...known by his stage name B.B. King...
               ...September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015...

Thursday, May 07, 2015

This will cheer you all up this Election Day

The gales have subsided and this morning is beautiful...my garden is looking lovely so I thought I would share with the world 😎

The Bleeding Heart does not last long...it will disappear after the election.

Have a good day PRS bloggers x

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

a man of our times...

                                 ...Errol Brown...
                   ...12 November 1943 – 6 May 2015...

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Two more

I'm sure you will recognise the old haunts Paul. Today is Beverley's turn for the Wiggins experience.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Beverley is up for it

Hi Paul, as a Beverley lad, I thought you may wish to see its preparations for the tour de YORKSHIRE.

Tales of the Recession..

Few people realise that the cash strapped Royal family have now been forced into the mail-order armaments business. Now what are UKIP going to do about that I wonder?