The Three Pilchards
Sat outside the café they were pretending to frequent
(They frequently pretended to do this
And this was not the first time
And was destined not to be the last)
The conversation soon came around to ‘how ‘The Three Pilchards’ got it’s name’.
Theories were offered
And the process of deliberation began.
After three hours
(And numerous drinks)
The trio were no nearer a definitive theory – nor were they likely to be; as, since they had been meeting there for over twenty years,
and ‘The Three Pilchards’ (formerly the ‘Tantanoy Tea Rooms’) had been renamed in their honour, who was likely to have told them this fact?