The irrepressible David Evans seems to be out and about having fun with his new camera. Intriguingly today, he sent me this. I have no idea what it is, what he’s talking about, or who I am anymore. Please help. This may be one for top Lichfeldian cardigan fangirl Kate from Lichfield Lore, or perhaps the boys from Lichfield Live (formerly The Lichfield Blog).
David came over all enigmatic, and said only this:
Yes, I just had to go to Lichfield again, to see how many people were counting bootscrapers and to enjoy some of the other interesting little nooks and crannies there. This little gem, for example.
I wonder how many of today’s first-generation Lichfeldians will recognise it?
In a separate mail, David also asked me to pass on the following to Kate on the subject of the Lombard Street Forge and other bits and pieces concerning Ye Olde City:
From cousin John, this evening:
He understands that there were two spas in Stowe Street long ago! I wonder if the locals mean wells?
Beacon Street was known as Bacon Street originally, and was the red light district of the town! So close to The Close, too!
I realise this is drifting a little out of the normal Northern Wastes territory, but I think most of us know and love La-di-dah Lichfield, and anything that pushes folk to the wonderful local history work of Lichfield Lore has to be a good thing…