Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Shall I not take mine ease in mine inn...

"Drinking is the soldier's pleasure:
Rich the treasure,
Sweet the pleasure,
Sweet is pleasure after pain"

- Dryden


  1. Is that what be of the famous Brentford Pipers in the first picture?

    1. Your comment puzzled me at first, but eventually it dawned on me that it looks like he's got on a red and white striped shirt as favoured by the mighty Bees. In fact it's just the angle of the photograph and he isn't wearing anything of the sort. Funnily enough a number of stands of longbowmen in my collection wear liveries which bear an uncanny resemblance to the football strips of various lower league teams.