take two: raising a glass to opening of another brewery in city

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Yet another brewery is up and running in Sheffield, then?

Fuggle Bunny Brew House, based between Halfway and Killamarsh, is the 17th in the city. The vast majority have opened up in the last two years.

“It’s great and everything,” an old barfly noted to this column last week. “But where will it end? I’m starting to worry I’ll walk into my bathroom and find some bearded bloke has set up a micro-brewery in the tub.”

Book on world war one hero in the running for top award Regular readers may remember the tale of Charles Manning: he was the Wincobank World War One hero immortalised in a children’s book last year.

This page revealed how his grandson, kids author Mick Manning, used the former steel worker’s recollections in an illustrated adventure called Charlie’s War.

Now, it seems, it’s been such a success it’s been shortlisted for a major honour at The English Association Awards.

“It’s an honour,” says Mick. “For me and for Charlie.”

michael palin probably more famous than alex

And talking of regular readers, Phil Parker gets in touch after this column claimed Alex Turner was probably the most famous Sheffielder walking the Earth.

“I think Michael Palin might disagree,” he says, “on account of the fact that he has actually walked most of it.”

Having a whale of a time

And another correspondent, Stan Brookes, emails in after we told the tale of a 14 ft whale being displayed in the yard of the Green Dragon pub in Attercliffe back in 1899.

“You don’t get that kind 
of show any more,” he says.