St. Cross Hospital, Winchester,

St. Cross Hospital, Winchester, Hampshire, U.K.

Founded in 1132, St. Cross is home to 25 poor old men known as the "Brothers."

If you are a traveler and you ask for the "wayfarer's dole," they will give you a mug of beer and a bit of bread.

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I wrote a short thing about Meetup, the brainchild of Scott Heiferman, that was in the September issue of Red Herring. I've been waiting for it to show up on their site so I can link to it. Perhaps the magazine's recent round of layoffs wiped out its Web staff.

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Mike C: Signage, Greenpoint, Brooklyn.