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The Clothes Peg

From todays POTD
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All you ever wanted to know about the clothes peg but were afraid to ask. its a full 12 minute read but a small bit of effort and curiosity is always required to acquire knowledge.
Odd trivia link but true, the article includes an image of bit of public art sculpture by Swedish born Claes Oldenburg from May 1974. Clothespin is a weathering steel sculpture by Claes Oldenburg, located at Centre Square, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, USA.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Clot ... enberg.jpg

After a decent innings, he was 93, Claes has only just this week passed away on 18th July 2022, so a fitting commemoration for his work on the FCF.

One of his installations is called "Bottle O'Notes". Could be another trivia question "Where is the Claes Oldenburg sculpture "Bottle O'Notes" located. :?: "

try here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claes_Old ... _Notes.jpg


The Wiki page for Claes Oldenburg is here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claes_Old ... %5Bedit%5D

and BBC item from 3 days ago with a bigger pic of the "Bottle O'Notes" included.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-62217301

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There's no other place for it, but the place we paused at for the flask of tea/coffee was Kirk Yetholm , famously the end point of the Pennine Way.

A certain Alfred Wainwright honoured his commitment throughout his life to offer a free pint at the Border Hotel Kirk Yetholm to anyone who completed the Pennine way ( he did have to shave it back to a half-pint in later years due to the increase in volume of claimants! and the price of beer). The tradition has been carried on and sponsored by some local breweries and the website of the Border Hotel maintains the free half-pint tradition.

Makes and interesting read. This post covers some newspaper articles and the story from the start to pretty much now.
The Pennine Way Pint

Wainwright Wrote in his "Pennine Way Companion" guide.
Arrangements have been made with the Border Hotel at Kirk Yetholm for bona fide Pennine Wayfarers, who have completed the walk in a single journey to be supplied with a congratulatory pint ( of beer or lemonade-not whisky and only one mind you) at the Author's expense. Just say charge it to Wainwright. Cheers.
And here is the BB Leaf in an untarted about with, straight from the camera photo in Kirk Yetholm, with the Border Hotel past the trees in the background.
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Regards Neil