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Shapsnots: The Alfriston Knob

They describe this object as a market cross but, really, who are they kidding?

A truck driver jumped the curb and shattered it in the…Fifties, I think. They pasted it back together again. So it’s the Shattered Knob of Alfriston, even.

Alfriston is an ancient and beautiful little town. Very old, very unspoiled. Morning Has Broken, Cat Stevens’ signature tune, is a hymn written in the Thirties by Eleanor Farjeon, supposedly about the beauties of Alfriston.


Comment from Pupster
Time: May 22, 2007, 5:44 pm

Farjeon Alfriston. Alfriston Farjeon. Sounds like a drinking game.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: May 22, 2007, 6:24 pm

“By the Shattered Knob of Alfriston” just doesn’t roll off the tongue well. Darn.

Looks like a big prehistoric straight pin to me.

Comment from whitishrabbit
Time: May 23, 2007, 9:25 am

Too bad it doesn’t shoot a geyser of water out the top.

Comment from mesablue
Time: May 23, 2007, 1:12 pm

“By the Shattered Knob of Alfriston”

Sounds like something He-Man would say.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: May 23, 2007, 2:51 pm

Anyone who has ever seen Hot Fuzz will never look at quaint English villages quite the same

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 23, 2007, 3:55 pm

Hm. Hot Fuzz. I think I remember hearing about it, but I didn’t see it. Audience rates it 8.4/10 (I always find audience ratings closer to my opinion than reviewer ratings. I’m just plebian that way).

From the makers of Shaun of the Dead, which I also didn’t see but heard was funny.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: May 23, 2007, 6:31 pm

It’s very, very, very funny – I recommend it quite highly. I enjoyed Shaun of the dead, but Hot Fuzz is just drop dead hilarious and lots of fun.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 23, 2007, 7:32 pm

Huh. Whaddya know. My beloved already has Hot Fuzz on order from Amazon (they do a rental thing here, like Netflix). It’s due to be released June 11.

Comment from Dawn
Time: May 23, 2007, 10:18 pm

I want to hear more about your beloved. Is someone going to make an honest weasel out of you?

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