Monday, April 21, 2008

Going for a drive through

I'm indebted to my old mucker Huw Williams for finding this on YouTube (and to 'Videocornwall' for filming it and posting it up). This is a drive through the town of Helston in Cornwall where I lived from the age of 11 to 18. I got quite nostalgic watching it. Our journey takes us past two houses that I lived in, my old school, my local pub (The Blue Anchor) and the houses of many friends (including Huw). One point of interest is the 'kennels'; the curious water channels that run parallel to the kerb. They once worked as a rudimentary sewer; now they exist solely to trap the wheels of unwary tourists.

The video lasts for just over four minutes. It's not a big town.

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