Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Forgive me for crowing, but after well over 300 years, the three dogs on this wall - together with the wall they sit on - have finally got Grade 2 Listed status with English Heritage and the Secretary of State - all because of little me! I was informed that my application was successful today.
I might have bored you with this before, but I have been looking after these 17th century dogs in Winsley, Wiltshire for over 25 years now, and have saved them from vandals, thieves, antique dealers and plain apathy during that time. I asked English Heritage to list them, and - bless them - they have!
Having been peacefully ignored for about 290 years and received unwanted attention for the next 25, they are now safer than they have ever been in all their long lives.
Tony Blair talked a lot about 'legacy', but this will do me, thanks.