Wednesday 24 March 2004 2.40pm
.........and noted that among the poorer inhabitants of Gloucester and Hereford, who drank weak cider and were not subject to colic "it was not uncommon ... to meet deplorable objects , with their hands dangling, and, who by such imbecility, are distinguished by the appellation of the danglers".
- Plymouth Surgeon, Francis Geach c.1767
Now, everyone knows me to be a deplorable object and my imbecility is a matter of record, but stiil it pains me to find that we missed the London Beer And Cider Festival - it was last week! So maybe it's time to start thinking about another cider evening? Perhaps we could discuss: sailing, house buying, sandcastles and the appellation of our danglers.