Thanks wavehumper but U may have got your daves mixed up - I think the one mentioned earlier with the big breakfasts etc was on the solent.
We are always pleased to see people (well most of them anyway) but its a long way to come up from the solent at this time of year and it does make it expensive. For those who are down there Paul is a nice guy with a good reputation, and whilst I dont know the other dave he sounds good to me!
Now about the stocks. It is not true that we no longer put southerners in the stocks. I have one in t'stocks from last weeks advanced course at t'minute and 'es not coming out til t'whippett has finished with 'im. After that, and when i've found t'cloth cap, I'm off t'coronation street, on t'other side o t'cut, on t' bike t'corner shop for t'black puddings but will ave t'watch t'cobbles cos they knock ell out o't'tyres. I is saving uupp for t'new fangled newmatical ones as tis said they give a softer ride-bit like a deep V eh.
Dave ('airy northener)(borrowed keefs brackets) M