HERE'S a cautionary note to anyone about to ditch any old Bugles and ask have they really read them all the way through?
I was having a 'cleeraht' (declutter in new terminology?) the other week and found an old Bugle,June 16, 2011, edition.
Obviously the clearout was long overdue. I put it on the table to read that night.
On page three I found an article on Steve Bartley and his then recent publication, the ascent of Sedgley Beacon.
Quite interested in this I got on to Steve to see if there were any copies left.
Steve emailed back and said that they were still available plus a second book, Don't spook the bonk oss, and promptly ordered the two for a bargain £8.
They were very quickly dropping through my letter box, and they said I would have a loff with them, something of an understatement as it turned out.
It's said that it's rude to eat while reading, or vice versa, (but we 'orl dew it doe we?).
But being here on my own there's only me to complain to, so I note the complaint and just carry on reading. Three times while going through the first book I absolutely burst out in a fit of laughing at something in there.
I was so impressed with the two books I promptly ordered his book of Black Country poetry to complete a Steve Bartley trilogy.
On the downside I've got to get a bigger bookcase to house my now 110 plus Black Country book collection, but these three are very good items I would have missed if I had just thrown the 'ode perper wivaht avin a luk'. Regards.