I trust you more than anyone, Jule, but these rumors of wars between immortals have been around for three generations of White Gods.
The G-men have been around trying to get information but that's all.
Both Williams and Harcourt have been around for more than 5 years, touring the pants off Britain to only so much avail.
There must have been around fifty coaches, including double-deckers, parading through the village.
Hotels, travel, cheap hostels have been around in one form or another for a long time.