Friday, 8 June 2018

Kent police a laughing stock.

Interesting priorities.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/06/cat-thieves-warned-against-feeding-neighbours-pets-pensioner/

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Chesterfield FC

Bottom of League 1 in 2017 and bottom of League 2 is 2018.  Not an enviable record.  So what does the club do?  It appoints a manager who was in charge of Barnet when it too was relegated from League 2 in 2018!

See:  https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/02/chesterfield-relegation-from-football-league

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Doomed to the Conference!

Another defeat for Chesterfield at the hands of fellow-relegation contenders Grimsby Town leaves the Blues in a perilous position.  Relegation to the Conference is seemingly inevitable.  At least I shall have the opportunity next season to watch them play in Kent!

However the problem is that the downward spiral may continue.  A number of former League clubs play in Conference North.

What has gone wrong?

Thursday, 5 April 2018

The Fish

Earlier this week I watched a video on YouTube about railways in the Grimsby area.  Many lines served the fish docks.  All are closed, mainly because road transport took the traffic away.  Now the road transport has gone as the trawler fleet has been decommissioned as a result of government and EU fishing policies.

My memory of the railway fish traffic is that of a train of empty fish vans being returned to Grimsby by way of Chesterfield and the 'Old Line' towards Barrow Hill. The van doors were left open for the return journey. The stench lasted for minutes after the train had gone.