Take me home please
Manze's, 105 Peckham High Street
Season 2009-2010

ROUND 2
16.10.'09

played
eels (4)
pie (4)
mash (3)
afters (2)
liquor (1)
sum
total
ANTHONY RUELLO
2
0
3
2
0
2
20
39
NICK EVANS
2
0
3
1
0
1
16
36
BEN HAYES
2
0
3
2
0
2
20
35
LUKE ROBERTS
2
0
3
1
0
1
16
33
TERRY CECIL
2
0
3
1
0
2
17
33
SCOTT CECIL
2
0
3
1
0
2
17
32
DOMINIC MATTOS
2
0
2
2
0
1
15
30
JASON SHARP
2
0
2
2
0
1
15
30
TONY CHUNG
2
0
2
1
0
1
12
24
EDWARD MOSSE
2
0
2
1
0
1
12
24
JONATHAN PHILLIPS
1
0
3
1
0
1
16
16
ALAN TERRY
1
           
16
ANDY POTTER
1
0
2
2
0
1
15
15
RICHARD LUCAS
1
           
15
THOMAS KRAFT
1
           
12
ALAN SMITH
1
           
12

This is the Tarantino-esque line up assembled for the Peckham Rye Pie Heist, or Round Two of Season 09/10. Bagsy be Mister Buff – you can be Mister Beige.

Eddie Mosse (Mister Black-and-Yellow) thoughtfully brought along a wall chart of the world in case we got lost.

I do like a mystery don't you? Whose is the rather careworn countenance peering between mine and Eddie's seats? A lady in need of TLC+P&M-ASAP. If you can successfully identify her, drop me a line so we can offer up a FREE pie and mash meal and transform gloom into glee.

Our destination: Rye Lane, the throbbing vein that runs through the middle of Peckham.

But lo! The deputation from Rye Lane was preempted by the smugly smiling Cecil Clan and Andy Potter who, along with Ben Hayes, had already finished their appetisers. Ben Hayes had sped ahead from Waterloo on his pushbike, coursing down London's congested highways like a greased catheter through furry arteries.

Also ensconced were those 'Canary Wolves' Messrs Sharp and Ruello. We thought Jason Sharp looked decidedly 'Ivy League'.

Jonathan 'Jonny' Phillips acquitted himself admirably on the marble-top. He's a a Kentish Man, not a man of Kent. The fabled meridian dividing the county into the corresponding Western and Eastern Halves is the River Medway. If you have the fortune to be born on the river, you're known simply as a 'lucky ••nt'. (For more click here)

The pies were exceedingly tasty as my friend Mr Kipling used to say, but 'chilivinegar' [© me] was liberally applied for extra taste sensation.

Some of the sights, including a pail of mashed potato in the dumb waiter.

Here are the ladies who served, clad in Manze's distinctive green livery: Sam is on the left and Lisa on the right. Service with a friendly smile adds great value, making this shop a genuinely heart-warming dining experience.

We were met by charming ex-colleague Emma Ward, now a local inhabitant, who popped in to say hello and proudly parade her progeny, the delightful and intelligent Rosie. There ensued much grappling and gumming of discarded Ribena cartons (from daughter, not mother).

[Right] Ben Hayes dons his sporting apparel for the journey back to Waterloo. He's bound to 'turn up' on time.

The famous Peckham Library. The league table looks as finely balanced as its upper storey at this early stage of the season; it could be an interesting contest.

Be seeing you,

St@