Friday, January 11, 2008

Why Britain Is Great: 2

In October 1965 Violet Carson - that's Ena Sharples to you and me - recevied the O.B.E. from the Queen at Buckingham Palace. After the ceremony she headed straight to the Old Bell near the Strand for a refreshing milk stout. I love the guy in the hat on the left. You can put your Tate Gallery in your bottom - look at her face - this is art...

5 comments:

Planet Mondo said...

Have you checked out this Martin Parr 'best of' available on Amazon -

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Martin-Parr-Val-Williams/dp/071484389X

Packed with plenty of similar winners, from the early seventies onwards. An absolute stunner.

Rob said...

Hey PM - I shall check it forthwith!

BLTP said...

Another winner , where all bars so clean as these two in 70's? also check out the magnum site for more Martin Parr as well.

ally. said...

these've made me all teary and quiet.
i'm off down the britons protection for a soothing half.
x

Jude Rogers said...

If you cut me in half, my soul would be Ena Sharples. It would.