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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 11 Mar 2018, 19:21

Part Two
Today, from 1982, Brighton and West Wight

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The Camel Lamp
This lamp, apparently made from a camel bladder or two, was a fixture in Billy's homes in the 1980s, a legacy of his
father's diplomatic career, IIRC. I inherited it when he moved in with Flo, and it featured in the trip room in Oldland
for many years.

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Hearth

And now a trip to the Isle of Wight that I can date exactly to mid-May 1982, as it culminated with me watching
Alex Higgins win the world snooker championship on TV from the confines of a very comfy chair in what was
Alfred Lord Tennyson's study. I hadn't been to the island since the early 1960s with my parents. I've never located
nor scanned in the photos of the first couple of days, but I took these on the third day, the 16th. I was sick and
hungover (that's how long ago all this was) and determined to get outside despite a thick sea mist ( I was staying
in Tennyson's former house, now a hotel, on the Freshwater Downs)

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On the Edge

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Alum Bay

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Pastel Palette
Note to non-Brits: the sandstone cliffs at Alum Bay are famous for their multi-coloured sands, often made into tourist souvenirs such as the one below (not my pic, obvs). Here they are in situ
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The Needles Light
By the time I had climbed down into the Bay itself, the last boat trip around the bay was gone, but the guys took me
round to Freshwater harbour, where they were mooring for the night. This pic of the Needles rocks and lighthouse is
the only one I have of this boat trip as I was conserving film. The odd effect in the sky is caused by removing blemishes
from the scan and rather forcing the image: because I was shooting directly into the sun and sea I had everything
stopped down as far as it could go, and managed to underexpose it. It's a might-have-been.

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Wallflowers
A fragrant memory from the walk back to the hotel in the evening light

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Farringford House
Tennyson's former home

tomorrow, somewhere and somewhen different. Although not much
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 12 Mar 2018, 19:01

Part one begins in Shobrooke Park on 9 February and ends in Sandford on 10 February

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Bridge of Eyes

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Dotty
Dotty is a female doppelganger of Scrap (although this shows better in the next pic) with a slightly scruffier air

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Larceny
Dotty en famille

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Plough Lines

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Unwelcoming Committee
The Bawdenhayes posse get attitudinal

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Sky Track

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Materials
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Postby Rayge » 12 Mar 2018, 19:06

Part Two
it's the spring of 1982 and I'm in London
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Golden Gate at the Green
Sunset and Deco at Willesden Green tube station

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Walls and Bridges

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Red

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Read

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Vision

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Eyes Right
No idea what they are looking at. This is Daphne and Carolyn at a party to celebrate the former's wedding to Ed of these pages.
There'll be lots more party pictures tomorrow, but for now I'll leave you with this...

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The Groom

tomorrow, feet and faces at a genuine Ladbroke Grove rave-up
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 13 Mar 2018, 19:23

In part one today it's party time, as the chattering classses and minor royalty get together at Neil Ferguson's flat off Ladbroke Grove...

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Not Amused

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Hosting

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Deportment

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Sunglasses After Dark

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Two-Tone

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Blue Pumps

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Oh Caroline

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Youth

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Members of the Wedding

Tomorrow, out and about again
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 13 Mar 2018, 19:24

Part Two
Doesn't stray far from home, in the second week of last month

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It's That Sort of Village

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Intensity

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Rainbow Radiants

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Ghost

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Growth

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Exponential Technicolor

tomorrow, stones and birds (no killing)
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Postby Rayge » 14 Mar 2018, 19:11

Part one today is in the middle of February. Deepest Devon is the venue, isn't this pretty? is the message

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Tumble in Red

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Visitors
A goldfinch and a siskin on the hanging feeders

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Dust
At the time, was hoping that this not only the first, but the last snowfall of the year

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Staggering Stones

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Felled
The Goat up close

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Treescapes
Really close

Tomorrow, it all gets floral
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 14 Mar 2018, 19:12

Part Two
The party's over but there's still a lot to come in the summer of 1982

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Shade

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Stand
This is Chip's bedroom in Salusbury Court, Queen's Park, which dates this firmly to early June, 1982.
That avocado, grown from a pip, got to be more than nine feet tall before it popped its clogs

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Mart and Plang
I knew Mart from Aberystwyth (although he was originally from Merthyr). When he moved to Brighton, I supplied him
with dope. Plang (P Langley Esq) was his housemate - no idea how they met, but it was Plang who introduced me to
Howard, who had been a fellow student at Warwick, was a fan of Spurs, music and hashish, and lived just two or three
miles from me in London. Haven't seen Plang in 30 years, but Howard is a mate today, and indeed a BCBer, kropotkin

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Juggle
This man later had a successful career as a teacher and especially as a writer of textbooks

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Houseproud Hippy

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Crossed
I have no idea who those feet belong to, although the carpet is kind of familiar

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Lots of Dots

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The Jungle Line

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Home

Tomorrow, toys and boys
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 15 Mar 2018, 19:12

Today, part one is the archive stuff, the summer of 1982, in all its gone glory.

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Ted and Ed

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Just Ted

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Polar and the Gang

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And the Chimp Came Too

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Two Girls for Every Boy

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Lost in Contemplation

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Interior: Landscape
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Postby Rayge » 15 Mar 2018, 19:13

Part Two
in and out in February

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Bunch

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Blast

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Lotus

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Threesome

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Clamour

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All This and the Kitchen Sink

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String of Hearts

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The Mothership

More tomorrow
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 16 Mar 2018, 19:55

February 2018 in part one here, August 1982 in part two below:

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Shelful of Hippy

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Ellipse

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Golden Thicket

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Pretence

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The Way Out, and Indeed In

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Peek

Tomorrow, pretty flowers and ickle lambs
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 16 Mar 2018, 19:56

Part Two
London, Brighton, then Ho for the Hols!

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Red

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Gossip

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Rollover

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Swingtime

Chip and I got together at the end of May. She had already agreed to spend part of her summer holidays (she was working as
a special needs teacher) with her mother in Dumfries, and together we hatched a plan to make the long drive up from London
(in her new Green 2CV, Kermit) by the very scenic route: we booked rooms in East Anglia and Yorkshire for three nights, and
then she dropped me at Carlisle to get the train back to London on the fourth day, as we weren't ready for me to meet the parent.

We left on August 14. I know because I have a diary. First day's destination was Salamanca Farm, near Norwich, but we weren't
in a hurry - at least not at first

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Picnic at Great Bradfield
A meal marked by kamikaze crickets and/or grasshoppers leaping into the comestibles; C is trying to fish one out here

And three from the Suffolk village of Clare
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Pargetting

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Well-Dressed Window

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Times Past

Tomorrow, heading north
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 17 Mar 2018, 16:18

In part one, the second instalment of Chip and Ray's exploration of Eastern England.
Part two features the first stirrings of spring in February this year, although it's difficult to believe that now with the snow swirling about...

First, a brief explanation: you all know me as a cool dude, hip to what's happening sound-wise, but I was once very
fond (still am to a lesser degree), of ecclesiastical art and architecture, and love bumbling about the country discovering it.

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Long Melford
Glorious flint and clunch Perpendicular church with great interior, too (see two below)

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Nave Arcade and Clerestory
Note the Hymn number, Illuminatus! fans

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Mediaeval High Art
Painted ceiling and delicate vaulted niches in a chantry chapel

At this point we were racing to get to our booked digs near Norwich. From the diary:
"Stopped short of our destination at a pub called The Dun Cow. Frank Ifield on the jukebox, wall to wall pensioners, no
food: we left when a man took a seat nearby while carrying an amplified accordion"

The following day started better, though
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East Anglican Essential I
A wheatfield near Brandiston

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Hammerbeams and Wall Painting
The church at Cawston

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East Anglican Essential II
The Church at Salle

The diary tells me I took loads of pics here, and I can remember them well, but they have not been scanned, at least
in this batch, apart from this one
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Misericord

More of this on Monday (taking a sabbatical tomorrow ;) )
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Postby Rayge » 17 Mar 2018, 16:18

Part Two
Is about the early joys of spring this year, but first, because it was out of order of the narrative, another one from 1982
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Sages

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Pallida
My yellow-flowered witch hazel comes out later than the red one

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Nearly There
Signs of The Beach appearing from beneath the waters of the mighty Creedy. A false dawn, alas

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Hi There

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The Lamb That Laughs Has Not Yet Heard the Terrible News

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Benison

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Tracery

Back on Monday
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Postby Rayge » 19 Mar 2018, 20:44

in Part one, a bit of colour from February this year: part two, holiday snaps from August 1982

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Aslant

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Sunny Side Up

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Theme

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Variations I: Springtime

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Variations II:Twilight

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Variations III: Burn

Tomorrow, back to normal
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Postby Rayge » 19 Mar 2018, 20:45

Part Two
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Boulder Dash
East Anglian vernacular

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Here Comes the Sun

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Cloudshine
Cley-Next-the-Sea. Random strangers

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Flight
Mediaeval carved angels on the double hammerbeam roof at St Wendreda, March

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Plain
The South Yorkshire Plain, to be precise. Hell of a lot missing from this batch of scans - Lincolnshire for a start!

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Arrived
Digs at Grassington, in Wharfedale

tomorrow, the last of this
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 21 Mar 2018, 19:38

Sorry about yesterday: like Shel Silverstein, I got stoned and I missed it.
Um, Part one, out and about round Sandford in mid-February

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Thornhedges Cross

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Another Roadside Attraction

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Aske

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Painting with Lichen

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Peak Galanthus

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A Walk in the Woods
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Postby Rayge » 21 Mar 2018, 19:39

In Part Two, also out and about, this time in Yorkshire in August 1982

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Timeless

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The Big Empty

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Wharfedale
Possibly

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Kilnsey Crag
From the diary 'stop for pictures, get stuck behind some driven sheep, watch loonies attempting the overhang' -
none in view when I took the pic, though

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Malham Cove
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malham_Cove

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Yet Another Roadside Attraction

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Scaleber Force

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Near Hawes

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Autochthonic

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More Flies for Kermit

and then my camera stopped working. Tomorrow, Back in the Jug Agane
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Postby Rayge » 22 Mar 2018, 18:38

Part one today, back in the summer of 1982, and all over the place (well, London and Brighton)

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Clutch
Tripped-out eyeballs if ever I've seen ’em. And I have.

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Full Frontal
Brighton, the West Pier still resembling a pier

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Wall of Silence

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Pussa
Chip's cat, christened Ursula, immediately became Pussa

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Passenger
Riding the Vokes electric railway with Bill

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Form
Gladstone Park, taken by Bill (presumably)

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Punx
Portobello Road Market
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 22 Mar 2018, 18:39

Part Two
February, Sandford:

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Birch Wood

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Alien

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Closer

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Beware: Gardener

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Can I Help?

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Wriggle

Tomorrow, or possibly Saturday, more from these
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 24 Mar 2018, 19:04

Sorry I missed yesterday. A really busy day. And today has been both tiring and shitty, so it's not going to be your usual cheery host full of bon mots. Two parts, first Feb this year, second summer of 82.

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Yet Another Fucking Picture of Fucking Snowdrops

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Dead Leaves, More Snowdrops

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More Ferns

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Our Hero. Hurrah!

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Oh So Noble

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Alert
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