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Sandwich And Broadstairs [May. 17th, 2014|09:39 am]
Tony Grist
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This is Ailz in a pub in Sandwich. Not eating a sandwich, Eating a slab of bread pudding instead.

You know how the sandwich got its name, right?

The Earl of Sandwich was a mad-keen gambler and couldn't bear to leave the gaming tables to eat, so he ordered a flunkey to bring him a slice of meat between two hunks of bread. Voila.

In the car going home we had this conversation.

Ailz: "But he didn't really invent the sandwich, did he? people have been eating things on bread since forever. The ancient Egyptians etc...etc...

Me; "Erm"

Sandwich, btw, is a lovely town. It used to be a port on the River Stour and then the sea moved away- as it tends to on this coast- leaving Sandwich so pointless that no-one bothered to spoil it.  Earlier we were in Broadstairs where Dickens used to take his sea-side holidays. Broadstairs is unspoiled too- a perfect little Victorian watering place, built round a bay. That placid, grey blue sea it looks out on covers the Goodwin Sands which have killed hundreds upon hundreds of ships.

Here's a picture of Broadstairs. the house on the hill with the castellations is where Dickens used to stay. It's called Bleak House.

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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2014-05-17 02:37 pm (UTC)
Apparently the Bleak House in Broadstairs was so named long after Dickens died. Bleak House is really in St. Alban's.
And I have no idea why I had that bit of trivia in my brain.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-05-17 03:43 pm (UTC)
Bother.

Still, he really did stay there. Honest :)
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2014-05-17 07:51 pm (UTC)
Yes, I know!
:)
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From: artkouros
2014-05-17 03:47 pm (UTC)
God bless that earl.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-05-17 03:49 pm (UTC)
Where would we be without him?
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2014-05-17 07:29 pm (UTC)
That's a lovely picture of Ailz.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-05-17 08:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: suemars
2014-05-17 10:09 pm (UTC)

wow...

ailz looks amazing.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-05-18 07:06 am (UTC)

Re: wow...

Thanks. I'll tell her.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2014-05-17 10:54 pm (UTC)
I love Broadstairs. Nice little bookshop there.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-05-18 07:07 am (UTC)
You and your bookshops! :)
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