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I've been to the Wellington Monument at Baslow Edge today!
I've worn my redcoat and smoked a clay in honour of the great man himself, with some of pipe baccy kindly gifted by @marconi.
It went down a treat!
My redcoat jacket, Cavalier hat and clay pipe attracted a lot of attention (in a nice way, not like the 'weird guy' reactions I'd get in Chesterfield!) and a few people I met took my photo - one of them thought I was the Duke of Wellington himself!
 

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Frederick Tranter CIRCUS SPUN CUT (3 NUNS clone) in a no-name vintage cherry-wood:-
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Thinking about cherry-wood pipes I'm reminded of Sherlock Holmes and the quote from one of the stories - The Adventure of the Copper Beeches - where Holmes and Watson are discussing the latter’s chronicling of their adventures: “You have erred, perhaps,” he [Holmes] observed, taking up a glowing cinder with the tongs and lighting with it the long cherry-wood pipe which was wont to replace his clay when he was in a disputatious rather than a meditative mood….”
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Image by Sydney Paget from “The Adventure of the Copper Beeches,” Strand Magazine, June 1892.

Speaking about the Sydney Paget drawings for the Holmes stories: I have a 1970s two-page spread from a top- shelf magazine depicting some of his drawings with the words changed from the original to very amusing and quite naughty. Maybe when I've finished re-organising certain parts of my study in a couple of weeks I'll post them and as we're all adults I would hope not to be banned from the site for doing so ...

Maybe Holmes' pipe is less like the one above and more like the one below:-
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