Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Where's That Then? No 5


Your Unmitigated Traveller struggled through blizzards of snow and ice to bring you this morning's puzzle location. I wanted to show you Clackett's Lane Services on the M25 yesterday afternoon, because for all the world it looked like a frontierman's cabin. All it needed was a grizzly bear leaning-up against a litter bin, but the necessity to load up with pork pies and giant sausage rolls and get going again was overwhelming. I honestly thought I was the going to be the last one out of Kent. So instead here's a warmer holiday photograph from Mr.Gullers.

8 comments:

ChrisP said...

That is lovely Clovelly on the north coast of Devon. I stayed there a couple of months back to go rowing with the bloke what owns the place (lucky fellow).

Peter Ashley said...

Well done ChrisP. Everyone else is obviously still tucked up in bed. But then I've been very lax recently in my posting, so perhaps I've been finally abandoned. Something more seasonal tomorrow.

Philip Wilkinson said...

Clovelly. Excellent. Wasn't that the place that was famous for banning cars before every town from Bridlington to Bristol introduced 'pedestrian precincts'?

Peter - you've not been abandoned, although, if you were, and you installed a decaying corrugated iron roof, I might blog about you.

Diplomate said...

Wasn't clovelly famous for bloaters or kippers or something fishy ? great pic.

TIW said...

I know Clovelly well. My head's never been right since I brained myself on a low beam in the lovely St Peter's chapel. I literally saw stars, like in Tom and Jerry.

Just out of shot is the Red Lion. It has forever won a special place in my heart, chiefly because when they turned the place into a posh gastropub-hotel-cum-restaurant they left the snug untouched so the fishermen could have a drink in their work clothes.

Ron Combo said...

Clovelly is famous for its donkeys. But not in a cinematic sense.

Peter Ashley said...

Funnily enough, I've never been there.

Ron: I assume you mean donkey as in a First World War general, as in Alan Clark's 'The Donkeys', which in turn was the inspiration for 'Oh What a Lovely War' which was filmed on Brighton Pier. And scripted and produced by Len Deighton, who took his name off the credits.

ChrisP said...

TIW - I stayed at the Red Lion and it has a special place in my heart too because I went out for a dawn row and only got back a minute before they stopped serving breakfast. The waitress said she'd ask, and I could hear the cook saying, doubtfully, 'Oooh, all I've got left is eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, beans, mushrooms....'. I said I'd have the lot.