The CW Pub Quiz
Eyes down and phones away please! Loser buys the McCoys.
The most fun thing to cross CW’s desk this month is The Great British Musical Map, courtesy of the intriguing partnership of Strumpshaw, Tincleton & Giggleswick’s Marvellous Maps and the Ordnance Survey.
On one side it’s a densely-packed UK map listing thousands of songs, albums and festivals with connections to particular places; on the reverse there’s a road trip threading together as many of them as possible.
Some highlighted locations that walkers might enjoy…
Spike Island in the River Mersey near Widnes: scene of the definitive Stone Roses gig in 1990.
Ambleside in Cumbria: inspiration for the Half Man Half Biscuit album, CSI: Ambleside.
South Stack on Anglesey: setting for the cover shoot of Roxy Music’s album Siren, featuring Jerry Hall. The Norfolk Broads: as mentioned in Life on Mars? by David Bowie. Knutsford in Cheshire: inspiration for Knutsford City Limits by Robbie Williams. And, er, Craig David, a cliff on the Aberdeenshire coast near Stonehaven.
Written with wit and affection, it’s one you can pore over at leisure – and maybe even plan a few walks around. We’re off to Craig David right now.
The map costs £15; you can find it at www.marvellousmaps.com