April 30th 2021 would’ve been Captain Tom Moore’s 101st birthday; in recognition and in remembrance of his achievement, a new challenge was announced by his family. They challenged ordinary folk to complete a hundred somethings to raise more funds for The Captain Tom Foundation – ‘whether you bake 100 cupcakes or walk 100 laps – help celebrate Captain Tom’s achievements.’ The official ‘Captain Tom 100’ has now finished, but I’ve challenged myself to write a 100 word blog each day for 100 days. I started on May 1st and when I complete my task, I’ll donate £100 to his Foundation.
We went to the New Inn. We hadn’t been there for such a long time – well, that isn’t surprising. It’s the only ‘proper’ pub in Kewstoke, a village north of Weston, an ancient parish with links to Thomas á Beckett. One of his murderers had connections to the place. Greeted by the masked landlord, Martin, we were delighted to see him as rumour had it that he’d relocated to another pub. But no, he was still pulling pints at the New Inn. We returned to the Dolphin, Uphill; more delight as we encountered a dear old friend, Paul, from Newbury.