English pubs are a national treasure and yet they are dying. People who are watching their pennies go out far less than they used to do and will now often buy their alcoholic tipples from supermarkets. I imagine them drawing their curtains and watching crap on their flatscreen TV's instead of venturing to their local to socialise. Those days seem to be disappearing and far too many English pubs have closed their doors for the very last time. It is tragic.
When I am out and about, rambling through the Peak District or hidden corners of South Yorkshire I will often photograph pubs. A good pub is like a home away from home. A place to meet, to play darts, to chat and crack jokes or just read the daily paper. I will happily contend that no other country in the world has pubs like ours. All the more reason to bewail their decline. Here are five random pubs I have snapped recently:-
|"The Duke of York" in Elton, Derbyshire|
|"The Three Swans" in Selby, Yorkshire|
|"The Crown Inn" in Monk Fryston, Yorkshire|
|"The Griffin" in Selby, Yorkshire|
|"The Fat Cat" in Sheffield|
|"The Greystones" in Sheffield|