On this day…in 1882

On this day, the gunslinger Franklin “Buckskin” Leslie shoots the Billy “The Kid” Claiborne dead in the streets of Tombstone, Arizona. The town of Tombstone is best known today as the site of the infamous shootout at the O.K. Corral. In the 1880s, however, Tombstone was home to many gunmen who never achieved the enduring … [Read the full story]

Which is the best beer?

Friday night I was joined by a  few old friends for a  discussion, and a good few swallows. The topic for the night was beer. One or two friends thought England was the place for real connoisseurs of the true taste of beer. Years of making and drinking the hop made liquid, from light colours … [Read the full story]