The origins of last week's unusual 'Wobbly Wednesday' trip had its roots in the Pub Tickers Whatsapp group, where six tickers all more successful than me compare notes, opening times, give pre-emptive tips, show off about where they are etc. etc.
When Jim (who I'd met once at York's Market Cat) posed a little quiz including 'guess the pub in the Huddersfield area which has only so far been in the 1974 GBG but is on the way back up', I dusted down my non-plague edition and worked it out.
My prize, and I had been hoping it was a week in Torremolinos, I can't lie, was that Jim would drive me and anyone else who wanted it to this pub, a few other useful pre-emptives in the vicinity. Pushing my luck, I asked if we could throw in two actual GMR ticks so I felt I was doing something concrete.
Jim agreed, and picked me and BRAPA hi-vis hero Eddie Fogden up from a wild and windy Huddersfield station car park shortly after 6pm, and off we trundled, past a very smashed up car which I hoped wasn't a to be a harbinger of dooms to come!
Holmfirth was first on the agenda, a place I'd been to when I ticked the Nook on 9/6/15, 'twas a bit darker and colder tonight, the town seemed a bit less 1930's. With pre-emptive options left, right and bloody centre, Jim drops me and Eddie off, goes to park up, and we head to the towns Magic Rock Tap, Jim not bothered himself about joining us in this one.
|Top pointing Eddie
|Blurry Stabiloey bowling green
|Jim gets his debut BRAPA tick in
|My Tony Currie moment - "A quality pint by a quality guv'nor"
|Rehearsal in progress
|Lipstick device. Cheers Eddie!
|Confession - my Bob Marley wee pose was actually done in Dobcross before I'd even seen Bob!