Fun article on when the waltz was introduced to Britain and why folk (including Lord Bryon) thought it shocking!
Fascinating post today about the king of pedestrianism – and lazy he was not (nor unfit).
I have to confess that walking as a spectator sport doesn’t excite me, but back in the day Robert Barclay Allardice certainly excited a lot of attention – and a staggering amount of bets laid on him in his 1000 hour continuous walk. In my case it would have been me and not the bets that staggered!
Glad to see he kept up standards though – perhaps I should dress a little more carefully for walking into town…