A Touch Of The Red
Many years ago I lived in small village in England. Every Friday evening I would go to a popular local pub. Frank and Ann were very particular about who they would welcome into their arena of hospitality. The bar, just one room, resembled the lounge of a private rather than a public house and the appropriate standards of personal conduct were assumed. Key to the popularity of The House were the wonderful home made Pie and Peas, when ordered, were served up on a tray with bowls, cutlery, and condiment holders for salt and malt vinegar.
Our particular group of regulars were a mixed bunch. The Vice-principle of a local technical college, the head of a Comprehensive. Derek who worked in the heating sector, another, a well travelled gentlemen who owned a petrol station, plus sundry others.
During the course of one previous week I had visited Harewood House. Designed by architects John Carr and Robert Adam, it was built, between 1759 and 1771,...