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Suffolk also claims the smallest pub in Britain. The Nutshell in Bury St Edmunds, as visited by Radio 1 in the Days Of John Peel and Mike Smith. in 1984.
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Any more entries for Suffolk :?:

If you haven't made your deposit please do. Not difficult to come up with something.

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Actually, I'd like to make a withdrawal. A pint of Broadside from Adnam's, please :-D
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Make mine a pint of Old Speckled Hen from my inspirational pub please! :-D
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Afore ye Go! Suffolk's final fling
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Now had any of us lived around Ipswich way we may have had our coal delivered ironically by an Electric Morrison 3 ton Coal Truck from the Ipswich Co-op. (1982 Pic)

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______________Suffolk Done!_____7 done 85 to go_

and the next one please. There are 92 historic counties in England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland, each will have a mere day-ish in the spotlight selected at random.

Random number selectors required to select the next County for the spotlight.
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We can't sit around too long waiting for the next county or we'll run out of time to post about it! :-D

So here is the random generator result:
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giving us 66, (not the Route :-D ) which in turn brings us west from Suffolk to Oxfordshire:
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So time for all those old university reminiscences what? :-D
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Oxfordshire in the spotlight

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Thanks Mick for the selection.

Ronnie Barker Country
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Possibly the most famous building in Oxfordshire, outside of the university buildings, is on this splendid estate which also holds some of the best tench fishing I have ever had!! Someone rather well known was born there too so all you have to do is name it!! :-D
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Not as famous as Blenheim Palace,

Latest news on the Oxford Superhub February 22 2022....due to open this spring...
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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Not as famous as Blenheim Palace,

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mickthemaverick wrote:
25 Mar 2022, 17:44
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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Not as famous as Blenheim Palace,

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It is !!! Honest!! :-D
Ah, my intention was to describe the Oxford super hub as being "not as famous as Blenheim Palace" :-D

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You may also enjoy the hugely off-topic bits of this little film which cover the non-Morris Oxford bits, but
I have started the video at the Morris Oxford bit.
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On the subject of the Morris Oxford MO I have just discovered a series of films entitled Classic British Cars with John Peel as narrator. Lovely stuff. If you have time I would recommend the section of this one that tells the story of the Jack Delahoy with the Morris Oxford MO and his annual continental camping trips with his wife, the picnic box and DIY kettle for the obligatory cups of tea. Heartwarming stuff!

The bit on the Morris MO starts around 3.52. and Jacks little story at 4.05
"Toilets are on the continent are as you know are very difficult so we were self-contained......"



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So where in Oxfordshire might you find this not quite so famous venue? :-D
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That'll be that bloke off the telly "find it fix it flog it"

Henry Cole and Simon O’Brien

Not sure where yet.