Take Two with Colin Drury

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HOW MUCH?

From a Sheffield nightclub to a Wath boozer, and a good night was had at The Telstar, in Quarry Hill, by all accounts.

Drinkers enjoyed their first pint at just 8p for bitter or 10p for lager as the pub toasted its 50th anniversary with 1963 prices.

“We knew that we had to celebrate in a proper manner,” notes landlord David Hunter.

THE FOX OUT-FOXED

Incidentally, did you know The Telstar is one of only two pubs named so in the country?

Apparently, it was due to be called The Fox but the launch of the satellite Telstar 2 the month it opened meant the unusual moniker was chosen instead.

AN ANTIQUE ALRIGHT

BBC favourite Antiques Roadshow is filming at Wentworth Woodhouse today, then? And, according to this press release, it’s now in its 36th series. Thirty-sixth? Doesn’t that make it an antique itself?

HOME FOR TEA...

After announcing the Arctic Monkeys gig at Sheffield Arena this November, drummer Matt Helders is asked the best thing about playing here.

“It’s nice to go home for tea after soundcheck,” he says.

...AND FOR AN ASLAN’S

And what does he miss most about South Yorkshire now he’s living in LA? “Gravy, chips and cheese from Aslan’s. Without a doubt.”

A HILLY PROBLEM

Bike-lovers have welcomed news, as revealed in The Star, an inquiry into cycling in Sheffield has been launched. Expert views will be sought on how to get more people pedalling.

“Take away the hills?” notes a colleague.