Cock-a-hoop as sign can be seen

PUBLISHED: 11:42 15 June 2006 | UPDATED: 14:44 12 May 2010

GREAT news for Post Wobegon. The Hoops pub sign can be seen once again. Within hours of my request for its reinstatement being published in The Crow, The Golden Elephant signs, which have ornamented the building for the past few months, just disappeared.

GREAT news for Post Wobegon. The Hoops pub sign can be seen once again.

Within hours of my request for its reinstatement being published in The Crow, The Golden Elephant signs, which have ornamented the building for the past few months, just disappeared.

The property is apparently still on sale with an asking price of more than £600,000.

Coupled with this, a notice posted there also announces that it will shortly be opening as the Peking Restaurant which has already been reviewed in last year's Financial Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Observer and Time Out.

At the last parish council meeting it was announced that the building's present owner, Micheal Kerr, had asked for the parish council's opinion on the future of The Hoops. It is setting up a sub-committee to discus this.

Some weeks ago we were made aware of the then forthcoming event of the year, the Eversden Wheelie Bin Challenge. Performers either solo or in teams were to display their bin handling expertise.

All has been cancelled. Someone noticed that it was being held at the same time as the World Cup Final on Sunday

July 9.

Oh ye of little faith.

Now this coming Saturday's church fete is advertised as the event of the year.

Not everyone is interested in the World Cup.

There are even those who dare to say that they are already tired of hearing about it.

I was surprised some years ago when after a two-hour long bumpy mini-bus ride down into a Malaysian rainforest there was a guide at journeys end who with great enthusiasm announced: "I do love the English football team and I do love your David Beckham."

I was even more amused to see the sons of a Privy Counsellor to the Sultan of Brunei late one Saturday night using mobile phones to check out the football scores here in England.


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