2020

It had been quite a night, it started early as I wanted everybody to come. People called in on their way home from work,     “Cheers Gray” they said as they toasted the fact that I was getting married and this was my stag night,...

A pub is only as good as the landlord, good landlord – good pub. Many of the old ‘back street pubs’ have now been forced out of business by greedy breweries demanding too much from their tenants. In the days before television, people would listen...

Brian Gough was back in his home town, not through choice but it was on his route back to London. He hadn’t been there for twenty odd years and decided to break his journey and have a look around, maybe stop the night and carry...

The distant memory of the soldiers invading their village, shooting the men, raping the women and children then setting fire to the buildings, leaving the survivors with nothing, still burned strongly in the heads of the refugees. Their leaky old boat was half drifting half...

Andy Moulder had had enough. His engagement to Sandra - the love of his life was off for good this time. His own fault of course he should never have gone on that works coach trip without her, he shouldn’t have had so much to...

I wake up - its light - I’m hungry, I stretch then up the stairs I run into the bedroom jumping up on the bed I’m brushed aside by her but he strokes me.      “Hello Roland do you want some breakfast?”. Of course I...

As the sun sank behind the factory chimneys at the end of the day, the alarm clock suddenly and noisily exploded in a cacophony of sound. An arm reached out from under the duvet and slammed down on the stop button. The silence was deafening...

The windscreen wipers were going flat out but still losing ground against the lashing storm, the lightning was almost continuous illuminating the inside of the car and reflecting off the chrome plated crucifix that dangled from the rear view mirror. The roar of thunder almost...

Our pub darts team was unusual in that every player played under a pseudonym. We were called the Sherborne Sudos.  There was Hobsy the landlord and captain, then the two Asian lads Jasper and Pray adaptations of their proper names which were too complicated for...

The wreck of the car was total smashed and squashed by the huge lorry it had collided with. The truck driver was on his phone, not concentrating and drove straight out into the main road. The car driver had no chance as the witnesses would...