THE DIARY: Take Two with Colin Drury

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THINGS going bump in the night?

You might think that’s to be expected at Attercliffe swingers club La Chambre.

Apparently not.

Bosses there have called in a medium this Hallowe’en after becoming convinced the place is haunted. They reckon October 31 is the time to find out once and for all.

“People say they’ve been touched while they’re here,” says owner Barry Calvert. “And not in a good way.”


AND moving swiftly on...

Lovely to meet so many Star readers at the paper’s 125th anniversary reception at Sheffield Town Hall last week.

And lovely to sample the Late Star real ale created specially by Thornbridge Brewery.

Well worth trying if you see it anywhere.

And we’re not on commission to say that.


ONE such reader wondered why this column is so enamoured by Henderson’s Relish.

Talk about asking the obvious.

But John Alcock – a Lancastrian – reckons there’s one main reason why the sauce is only sold in Sheffield...

“Because South Yorkshire folk don’t know how to spell Worcestershire.”


AND talking of drinks, which we were up there, nice to see former Diary star Russell Ward being recognised for his bar skills.

This page featured the 30-year-old of Sheffield Road, Tinsley, last year in his bid to be recognised as the best booze-server in Britain. He didn’t quite make it then but, as reported in this paper, he has now won the 2012 TGI Friday UK Bartending Championship. It means he gets to go to the US for a global competition.

Good lad.

And nice to see this year’s publicity shot doesn’t, unlike last year’s, feature a bloke in the background wearing a T-shirt with the F-word on it.

I still have the angry letters from readers.

And I still have my sheepish replies: ‘I didn’t notice it’.