Just about everyone on this board will only really remember the current queen as our monarch - a woman whom even her most ardent detractors would probably concede that overall she's a somewhat benign presence.
However we shouldn't forget that throughout history our monarchy has thrown up some right fuckwit's and tyrants. In fact but for his loins taking him to the bed of a divorced American socialite we would have had a Nazi sympathiser on the throne in the run up to WW2 - and who knows how that might gave turned out?
Just as not all presidents should be likened to Trump or Putin, one should not assume all future monarchs will be like Elizabeth.
That could be said about any political party, organisation or royal family. Let’s just celebrate the present.
Celebrate what? In any other walk of life someone who'd done the same job for 70 years would be regarded as lacking ambition.
Our village’s beacon bonfire last night. Could be seen from miles around……. <button disabled="" class="c-attachment-insert--linked o-btn--sm">Attachment Deleted</button>
You lucky bastard. I went to the one at Apedale Country Park finding out in the process that all that Staffordshire Wildlife Trust would let them have is an 8 foot pole attached to a calor gas cannister which sent all of 2 to 3 foot off flames out into the night sky. The Spiral Tap Stonehenge scene had nothing on it
I had a great view of the proper one at Red Street. In the distance I suspect I could see the ones at Parkhall and Trentham.