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Land of my Fatwas

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MikeyWorld
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Land of my Fatwas

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Postby MikeyWorld » February 26th, 2020, 9:46 pm

If you are living in Wales, you have until 2nd March 2020 to stock up on beer etc before the new unit pricing laws kick in.

Otherwise it'll be a booze cruise to Bristol.

If you are heading to Wales, stock up before you cross the border.

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Re: Land of my Fatwas

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Postby mutantpoodle » February 27th, 2020, 7:59 am

why do you think they stopped the toll on the bridge?

give one hand but take with other

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Re: Land of my Fatwas

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Postby Myfyr » March 2nd, 2020, 5:07 pm

And for North Walians there's always Chester, Birkenhead or Liverpool. :D

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Re: Land of my Fatwas

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Postby tjh290633 » March 2nd, 2020, 5:52 pm

You lot are obviously too young to remember the coach parties crossing Offa's Dyke on a Sunday, in order to stop at the first pub in England which would accept their custom. It was a job to find a pub which hadn't been invaded.

TJH

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Re: Land of my Fatwas

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Postby johnstevens77 » March 23rd, 2020, 10:08 am

Reminds me of Bahrain after the causeway was opened from Al Khobar. The hotels even had to put the airline crews on separate floors with guards to keep the punters away. Pre causeway, Bahrain was a pleasant place to live and work and the local (Shia) population were very concerned about the future and rightly too. Every action/law has an unintended consequence.

john

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Re: Land of my Fatwas

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Postby didds » March 23rd, 2020, 4:43 pm

tjh290633 wrote:You lot are obviously too young to remember the coach parties crossing Offa's Dyke on a Sunday, in order to stop at the first pub in England which would accept their custom. It was a job to find a pub which hadn't been invaded.

TJH



I went to Uni in Abersytwyth in the early 80s - it was one of only two areas in Wales by then that still had Sunday closing.

For pubs anyway. the student union bars were still open as these were "private clubs". Townie young adults used to try and get in of a Sunday night but the union security was really strict about it...

The squash club in town sold day memberships on Sundays for 10p!

didds

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Re: Land of my Fatwas

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Postby tjh290633 » March 23rd, 2020, 5:02 pm

didds wrote:
tjh290633 wrote:You lot are obviously too young to remember the coach parties crossing Offa's Dyke on a Sunday, in order to stop at the first pub in England which would accept their custom. It was a job to find a pub which hadn't been invaded.

TJH



I went to Uni in Abersytwyth in the early 80s - it was one of only two areas in Wales by then that still had Sunday closing.

For pubs anyway. the student union bars were still open as these were "private clubs". Townie young adults used to try and get in of a Sunday night but the union security was really strict about it...

The squash club in town sold day memberships on Sundays for 10p!

didds

I learnt to fly at the old Cardiff Airport, Pengam Moors, in 1951. The Residents' Club at the airport was open on Sundays.

'twas ever thus.

TJH


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