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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 10 Jun 2018, 19:17

Part Two

Deepest Devon in Maytime
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The Scent of Almonds

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Impersonating Forget-me-nots
Two types of Brunnera in flower

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Out Front

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South Side

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For the Birds

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Back in the Groove

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Double-Teamed
The Lower Creedy Guys come out to play

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"Well, Really!"
Erm...

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Postby Rayge » 12 Jun 2018, 22:08

Part one is mid-Devon in mid-May, and a walk to Shobrooke Park

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Gold Standard
I know I've shown several pics of rape fields in this month, but this is the purest colour this time of year

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Gone Fishing

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Hunting Pose

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Can't Quite Reach It...

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Oh Dear, That's Embarrassing
Yes, he's fallen in the water. But he was right, there was prey in there – I fished it out for him

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Ballfinder General Strikes Again
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Postby Rayge » 12 Jun 2018, 22:10

Part Two
Back in the 1970s, out and about in Cambridge for a party and then a trip to the East Anglian coast

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Party People
Not sure where, or indeed who (apart from Bill, of course, in the Oakland A's cap he brought back from a long trip he made through the US after graduation – his mother was American, he had plenty of relatives out there). Of the other five (never mind the guy who almost isn't there, standing eating an apple on the extremest left), I've got two full names, one fornename and two gaps, but I do like the way the six have composed themselves.

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Flintwork
Church at Southwold on the Suffolk coast

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Paddling Deadhead
Johnny G gets wet at Southwold

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Hippies in Church
Simon A, Jane, Johnny and baby Luke

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Flight
The roof at Southwold

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Checking In
Back in Cambridge, where John and Jane lived

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Postby Rayge » 13 Jun 2018, 19:05

Part One today is made up of portraits from the mid to late 1970s, found in the print scans folder

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Mischief

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Apple

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Mr Black

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Anni

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Dreamboat

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Mr & Mrs Watson and Booger

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Postby Rayge » 13 Jun 2018, 19:06

Part Two
Deep Devon, mid-May
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Lakes and Lodge
Shobrooke Park and beyond

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The Manor House
Creedy Park, Sandford

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Buttercups and Bugry (shudder)
Lord's Meadow, Crediton

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Ladies Match
Crediton Bowling Green

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Guardian
The Long Plantation, Fourches Cross

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Nothing to See Here...
Millennium Green, Sandford.
Nope, to this day I don't know what's going on.

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Postby Rayge » 14 Jun 2018, 13:34

Part one is Devon in mid-May, and rare proof at I do sometimes go out after dark

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Morello Lights

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Ghost Flowers

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LEDs Like Rain

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Pond Light

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Babel

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Lebensraum

Next time, outdoors in daylight, woohoo
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Postby Rayge » 14 Jun 2018, 13:36

Part Two
Is from print scans of the early to mid-1970s, and features denizens of that decade and their unfortunate clothing and grooming choices (some of these prints were on textured paper, hence the horizontal lines across them. Sorry)

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Where's the Beagle?
Aberystwyth

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Lucy and Dominic
Children of my erstwhile landlady, Faversham

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Roar
Dominic again

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For Dog's Sake Man, Get a Grip

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An American and a Yorkshireman on The Road
somewhere between Kent and Sheffield

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Four Eyes
Jane and Bilbo Baggins give me a damn good looking at. Faversham

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Tiptoe Through the Tombstones
Jacques, Canterbury
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Postby Rayge » 15 Jun 2018, 18:09

In Part One today, more scans of prints from my not so gilded 20s, in the first half of the 1970s

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Half-Time
Some people were actually prepared to organize impromptu 11-a-side games of football. Canterbury

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Before the Game
Keith and I were mates at school, and both went to Kent, returning home at the weekends for Spurs' home games. White Hart Lane

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Hawkmoth at Wincheap
Canterbury

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Sunset over the Shoulder
Calli was a cousin of a film star, and lived at 23 Abbey Street, where this pic was taken, 1971-72

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Alfresco Toking
Roger Diaz, Billy and Calli in an orchard just south of campus, 1972

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Empty Bookshelf
Roger in his College Room

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Postby Rayge » 15 Jun 2018, 18:10

Part Two
today is out and about in Devon this last May

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The Way to the Shops
Sandford

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Rock Roses
Crediton

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Stairway
Peoples Park, Crediton

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Work in Progress
View from the bathroom window

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Zonal
Pelargonium leaves

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On Guard

Scrap monitors the strawberry bed.
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Postby Rayge » 16 Jun 2018, 19:07

Today, the digital stuff in part one takes on a distinctly botanical turn, as it tends to do at this time of year in Devon, but Part
Two features all kinds of unfeasibly young people disporting themselves in 1972 or thereabouts from the scanned prints archives.

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Promises

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Fringe Benefits
Upton Hellions

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Bend

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Mill
It's in the contract, I have to take this picture every spring

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Growing On

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Clout-Casting Time
The May is definitely out in the piece of waste-ground adjoining the garden

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Parallel Universes
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Postby Rayge » 16 Jun 2018, 19:08

Part Two
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Lost Horizon
Bill, Langstone Cliff, Dawlish, 1972

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A Little Light Reading
Ashcombe Churchyard. 1972

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Williams, Watson and Doyle
Minstead. Year unknown

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Lacking Quality
Ill-cured home-grown. I demurred

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Three Swallows Make a Summer
1972, Faversham

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Light Relief
Bill's coat, Faversham, 1972

more of this sort of thing tomorrow
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Postby Rayge » 17 Jun 2018, 18:36

Today, Part One is the archive stuff from prints of the early to mid-1970s: part two, more from the middle of last month

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Bilbo Baggins (I Know)
BB was a dog belonging to Val T, who moved into the house Mike and I bought in Faversham in the summer
of 1972 and stayed for three terms. That's my room he's in, the only one with a working fireplace

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Faversham Creek

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Two Towers
Two parish churches built virtually next to one another somewhere in the Lincolnshire countryside

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Liz
Taken at Saltfleetby or another of those huge beaches on the North Sea coast of Lincolnshire. I was visiting Liz and Dave,
friends from undergraduate days, who had taken up residence in Grimsby

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College Room
Belonging to Frankie, before her hair turned orange.

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Tower
Lincoln Cathedral I'm guessing, but don't know for certain

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The Strawberry Incident
Plymouth, 1972

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Part Two
Begins, like charity, at home, then gets out and about

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From Siberia, With Love
Iris sibirica

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Glisters

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Fungal Bloom

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The Landscore Steps
Crediton

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The Topside Path

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Framed I

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Framed II
The last four from a walk to the south of Crediton that continues on Tuesday. Day off tomorrow

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Postby Rayge » 19 Jun 2018, 15:55

In Part One today, the conclusion of a dog walk and a new arrival from May this year

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Narrowing Path
Crediton

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The New Curiosity Shop
Crediton

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Shifting Planes
also Crediton, town of contrasts

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On Our Weary Way We Plod

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Visitor
Fearless baby bird - siskin, maybe?
Here's a couple more...
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Tomorrow, petals not feathers
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Part Two
Features print scans from my first couple of years of picture-taking (using Zenith SLRs for those interested in that sort of thing)
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Prelude to the Strawberry Incident
Plymouth Summer 1972. That's scrumpy (rough cider) in that plastic jerry-can

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Five Whole Pounds
Pete (brother of Steve) Bell at Stuppington Lane student hovel, Canterbury, 1972

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Four Barley Wines and a Future Librarian
Neil A at Wincheap student hovel, Canterbury, 1972-3

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Whatever
Rodin's Burghers of Calais, Westminster, 1973. Adrian and I had got temporary night jobs loading lorries at a warehouse, finishing about 5 am and got an early train to London more or less straight from work

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Adi and Mary
Mary was the then girlfriend of Pete (featured earlier). Along with two others, they had taken over our stude
non-hovel at 23 Abbey St after we left in 1972. This on the same place and day as the one above

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Aspiring Beatniks
Hawkmoth and Shaky, Southampton, 1973

More from my stude and deadbeat days tomorrow, I hope
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Postby Rayge » 20 Jun 2018, 18:32

Part one today continues a scramble through scans of prints from the early 1970s

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Brief Return
Jacques was one of the first five in the house at 23 Abbey Street, but left after a term. This is a visit in Easter 1972

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Hirondelle
At less than £1 a litre, and tasting not unpleasant, Hirondelle was the wine of choice for we budding oenophiles. Hawkmoth
gets stuck in to a bottle outside Salisbury Cathedral, on the same 1972 trip to visit Shaky as featured in yesterday's 'aspiring beatniks'.
Hawk and Shaky are both natives of Yorkshire, and later that day subjected a crowded commuter train from Salisbury to Souhampton
to several choruses of 'On Ilkley Moor Baht Hat' while I pretended to be somewhere, anywhere, else. Oog

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Vroom Vroom
Adrian in Abbey Street

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At St Radigunds
Canterbury: TT, Mad Michael, Farmer Ted and Sleazy Des prepare to go on the road, 1972-3

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Just Another Wednesday Afternoon
Celia and Paru, 1973-4

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Formal for ’72
TT gets his velvet jacket on for Hawk's wedding, summer of 1972

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Part Two
Maytime in my garden

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Woodland Planting

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Purple Velvet

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Queen of Columbines

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Pinks in Pots

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Wild Party
British natives red campion, columbine and buttercup in late evening sunshine

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Mill Lane Blues

More flowers and long-ago youths next time
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Postby Rayge » 21 Jun 2018, 18:55

Part One today is in my garden in the last ten days of May

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Pink Bucket

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Clematis Montana

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Old China Rose

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Flagging

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Veins

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Bristles

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Them Again

Tomorrow: out and about
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Postby Rayge » 21 Jun 2018, 18:57

Part Two
Is still boggling at how long I've been alive, and taking photos; scanned prints of scenes 45 years or so ago
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On the Bus
Faversham. On the way in to Hawk's wedding, summer 1972. Bill got into the spirit by wearing white and something
borrowed, viz. my corduroy Levi jacket

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The Happy Couple
Somewhere in East Kent

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Magnificent Eyebrows
Canterbury 1973. Pete H shows off his facial furniture. He's still got them, I saw him just last week

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Mary
1973, Faversham. One of the odd things about photos of this vintage is how many people are smoking straights

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Oooog
Pete has that Monday morning feeling. Kilburn 1974 (?)

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At Home in Putney
A mirror selfie, 1974-5. Sorry about the noise from the textured paper of the print

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Disgrace
Grace Delaney, daughter of Rob and Celia, aged about one. 1975, Canterbury.

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Postby Rayge » 22 Jun 2018, 19:51

Part One continues the prints from the 1970s, while Part Two gets out and about in Devon in the last week or so of May
Some of these scans are from textured prints, and Just Aren't Right, but best I can do for the moment

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Smiley
Pete. 331a Kilburn High Road, 1974-5

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Moths Allowed
Hawkmoth, Wrexham, mid-seventies. Hawk's marriage didn't last long and in 1974 or so he moved with his new girlfriend, Stevie,
to North Wales, where she had found work as a lecturer; hawk was a qualified teacher, and here he is standing outside the NAB,
just for old times' sake.

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At Home
Hawk, Wrexham

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Growing Up
Celia and Grace, South Downs, 1976?

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Cooling Off
Celia again: this was the very hot day prelude to an all-night party at the home of one of Johnny G's relatives in Surrey,
somewhere, in the red hot summer of 1976, a legendary event in the lives of many attendees - at least two long-standing
relationships began there, and the following day most decamped to Brighton and surprised Bill at his lifeguard station by the
West Pier - but more of that, no doubt, anon

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The Eternal Triangle
Jacques, Duncan and his cannabis plant. Putney, 1976.

More tomorrow
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