The village pump

      The village pump where gossip, rumour and scandal were exchanged, and also created, after all why let the truth stand in the way of good story. This one stands in a Norfolk village as a monument and a memorial to the old days.
      Nowadays I suppose the pub, the village shop and the Post Office work just as well as a centre of gossip and intelligence and they would seem to be the modern version of the village pump.
      Mind you, just how many villages have been left with a Post Office?