On Wednesday, 9 May 2018 08:00:18 UTC+1, Harrison Hill wrote:
> On Wednesday, 9 May 2018 03:23:59 UTC+1, Dingbat wrote:
> > On Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 6:59:34 AM UTC+5:30, Sam Plusnet wrote:
> > > On 08-May-18 8:36, Dingbat wrote:
> > > > ...
> > > >
> > > > Having just returned from the UK (Cambridge, Brighton, Cardiff, Bristol,
> > > > Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen,
> > > > Exeter, Plymouth, St. Ives, Portsmouth, Wight, London),
> > >
> > > You seem to be having some serious difficulties with your SatNav system.
> > I've made the list of UK places complete.
> > >
> > > Where were you aiming for?
> > >
> > Places other than London where I have been too many times. I flew to
> > Heathrow and went to Cambridge to see it and to be close to Stansted from
> > where I was to fly to the Continent. I returned from the Continent to
> > Manchester and stayed a few days in Liverpool. Using Liverpool as a base,
> > I made day trips to Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham. I then took the
> > Caledonian Sleeper from Crewe to Inverness, a train to Aberdeen and the
> > Caledonian Sleeper to London Euston. I made my way to Paddington and took
> > a train to Cardiff and next to Bristol. Returning to Paddington, I took
> > the Night Riviera sleeper to St Erth and a branch line to St Ives. Next,
> > trains to Exeter and Plymouth and the Night Riviera back to Paddington.
> > I then stayed in Littlehampton near Brighton and using that as a base,
> > visited Portsmouth, Wight and London.
> You were wise to miss out Yorkshire. Unhalted "gurners" and "upper cleft":
Oops no, I see I have my roses muddled up, and Dawson was a red-rose
Mancunian. Here's a sad indictment of the English class system - which
you seem to have instinctively noticed, as we all do - from Les Dawson's
"Before his fame Dawson wrote poetry and kept it secret. It was not
expected that someone of his working-class background would have
literary ambitions. In a BBC Television documentary, he spoke of his
love for canonical figures in English literature, in particular the
19th century essayist Charles Lamb, whose florid style influenced