Foreign News: Ye Olde-Time Gynmille

In an effort to brighten up austerity-ridden Britain, the Southern Region of the state-owned railway system devised a pub-on-wheels (bar car) which was supposed to be very quaint. The outside of the car features leaded windows, cream panels, false brickwork and fake timbers, and the motif of brummagem antiquity is carried on inside. One of the pubs-on-wheels was in service last week on the Atlantic Coast Express and seven more were being readied. They will have names like "The Bull," "The Dolphin," "The Green Man," "The White Horse."

British connoisseurs were appalled by the fakery (see cut). In a joint letter to...

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