march 4 , 1979 , it's mrs h's birthday ,we had arrived in london the day before for a short stay before taking the ferry from harwich to hamburg .
"the lord raglan" was a pub somewhere in inner london .
when we arrived to have lunch about 11:30 the proprietor told us that the "birds" would soon be arriving and that we might be more comfortable sittting at the back .
we had no idea what he meant and picked up our lunch at the counter .
about a quarter to 12 a band arrived and set up on the stage ,
even more puzzlement !
pretty well at 12 on the dot the "birds" arrived - wearing miniskirts - , the "boys" arrived , the pints were served , the dancefloor was getting crowded ... and here were two colonials colonials in the midst of it :wink:
shortly before one pretty well everyone left , the band packed up and we had been introduced to a part of london life to enjoy for three days !