Welcome to the new group.
- I launched this group because although there are already plenty of
pipe-smoker's groups on Yahoo, there only seems to be one based in
the UK, but that is in Yorkshire. I wanted a general UK group. All
the others are based either in the States, or in Albania and other
So here we are then !
Anyhow, I'll introduce myself.
I've been puffing on a pipe since I was fifteen...... that's a total
time of around 45 years....... with a ten year break from which I've
just recently returned to my old pipes.
When I was a kid I found a pipe in the road where some poor bloke had
dropped it. A lovely curve Peterson, with a silver band. I took it
and later stuffed it with dog-ends that I found in the street. It
didn't seem too bad so that commenced me on my pipe-smoking life. My
two school friends liked the idea and they went out and bought
themselves pipes and we became a kind of pipe-smoking "gang" !
Over the years I've used and enjoyed - Erinmore Mixture, Condor,
Clan, Balkan Sobrani Flake, Yachtsman and one or two other brands,
including Trantor's own Gaelic Mixture.
I've still got that original pipe though it's been "retired" long ago.
I currently smoke a couple of Carey Magic Inch pipes which I rotate,
and my favourite tobacco is currently "Clan Aromatic" though I
occasionally smoke other brands.
Glad you could drop in to read the messages, and I hope you'll join