The Lot Of The E-Flat Bass Player

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This is a rescan of a negative from 35 years ago, taken at the Yorkshire Miner’s Gala. Pit bands from all over the North were there, and as they chatted with other bandsmen, instruments in hand, the lot of the trumpet player was far preferable to that of the E-Flat Bass player.

So Much For Folklore

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Parts of Saint Mary’s Church in Painswick, Gloucestershire, date back to the fourteenth century. The churchyard contains a fine collection of yew trees. Local folklore suggests that there will never be more than 99 trees in the churchyard, and if a 100th appears, the devil will puck it out. Current estimates suggest that there are between 100 and 103. So much for folklore.