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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 11 Oct 2018, 20:32

Rayge wrote:More tomorrow, I hope, but then a break: I turn 70 in the next week, and going away style celebrations are planned, so normal service will be suspended

Well, I've run out of time to do any editing tonight, so I'll just pop these in and be back next Wednesday or Thursday

First off, four from the Stairwell in September

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Betty and the Budds

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Thrift Shop Vase

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Grrrr

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Gossips

And from the scanned print archive:

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Suited and Booted
With Fisherman Bob at his brother's wedding, 1991 or so, Brighton. Pic by Bill, probably

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Trotters Up
Selfie at Bill's flat near Bedford Square, Brighton, late 1970s

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Mugshot
Katzy looks out the Trip Room window, c. 2000

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This Man is Not Stoned
The Trip Room works its magic on Glyn/hawkmoth, 1990s

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 18 Oct 2018, 20:45

Well, that was a good rest. Two trips away for a couple of nights each, and about 300 pics to show for it – look for them some time next month, though, as Spetember continues where it left off in Part Two. Part One provides an ever more arcane dip into the Print Scans archive

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Basket Case
Tallulah, Oldland Common, 1990s

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Bringing Home some Firewood
Frankie, who died of cancer earlier this year, around 1973 or ’74 in Canterbury

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The Fifth Doctor?
Failed the audition. Faversham Creek, early 1970s

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Thrift Shop Score
Glyn with a copy of the original UK Ace issue of William Burroughs's first novel. Not sure about the relevance of the
cover illustration given that the book is basically about homosexuals stealing coats. Wrexham, 1980s

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Reggie
Paul Crocker's cat, ruler of the household: High Barnet 1990s

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Life Before Photoshop
A newly cleaned-up version of the very first image to grace these pages. On the Mendips, 1990s

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Fucking Students
My college room, Eliot E1S8, for the 1967-68 academic year. My old schoolfriend Keith holds up Mao's Little Red Book
and Geoff 'Kerb Clipper' Bonnell brandishes a Viet Cong flag. Also featuring Dave Goldring, Ros Clayton, Liz Wells and Michael Lumsden. And me, outside and clinging to the window (no need for fluttering hearts: it's the ground floor). Pic by Richard Gollin

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 18 Oct 2018, 20:46

Part Two

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Baleful Look
Bawdenhayes Farm

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Small Dog, Big World

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Shaped by Shadow

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End of the Lane

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Blueberry Red and Orange Lanterns

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Hosed

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Droop

Tomorrow - off to the Seaside!
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 19 Oct 2018, 21:20

Part One today is a trip to the seaside in late September, to Somerset's north coast, and more specifically, Minehead and Blue Anchor Bay.
Part Two is the usual gallimaufrey of random inconsequentialities from the Print scans folders

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Fifteen Foot Queenie
Queen Anne, imaged 180 years after she died. Minehead

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Ooooh! Choo Choo

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Never Mind the Nuclear Power Station, Feel the Geology
Along the coast to Hinckley Point

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Camouflage Fail

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Inscrutable

More from this outing next time

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 19 Oct 2018, 21:20

Part Two

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Phil and James
Since James is now a hulking lout in his mid-Twenties, I'm going to take a flyer and say this about 1996, Oldland Common

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Meet the Munsters
Clive and his four youngest children. The youngest, Sean, turned 30 on my 70th birthday, so I'm guessing this is 1994 or so, Goginan

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Surprise!
Sally and a random curly pal, 1990s

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Becca
The daughter of girlfriend Anna Taylor, which dates this to around 1970. Anerley, South London

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Kezzer
Oldland common, 2003-05

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Strip
Chip in the late 1960s

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Transformation/Altered States
1980s, Carlton Mansions, taker unknown (probably Bill)

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 20 Oct 2018, 20:13

Rayge wrote:Back tomorrow with more of this

Yere ’tis:

Part One
Print Scans

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The Marlowe Years
1976, I think, when I was working for the UK edition of Reader's Digest: 168 Putney Bridge Road

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TT - The Boho Phase
Now an urbane academic, broadcaster and man of letters, then a hard-drinking, hard-puffing man with terrible taste in ill-fitting hats.
Late 70s, early 80s

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Friday Night at Vernon Terrace
In Bill's room in Brighton, wearing a tie, which suggest I came straight from work to Victoria, but clutching the Cocobong, so not planning to go back there anytime soon. But would I really wear a jumper to work? Maybe the early 80s, when I wasn't doing the salaryman thing any more, and I wore the tie as a form of disguise when carrying large quantities of hash about.

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Calli in the Mirror
Calli lived with me and three other guys at 23 Abbey Street – this old peach-coloured mirror had been abandoned in the back garden there – in the academic year 1971-72, around the time I acquired my first camera. This may have been the very first self-consciously arty picture I took, rather than simply snapshotting

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A Day Out
The upright lady in the middle of the picture is my maternal Grandma, while on the left is my Aunt Cissie. I'm guessing from how old they look that this is from the 1930s, and probably from Camber Sands, where I know they holidayed more than once. From the fact that there's four chairs, and several abandoned pairs of shoes, I guess my ma's little brother Bill was probably there, too, and maybe my grandad (who died a couple of weeks before World War II broke out) took the picture.

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Eddie and Geoff
Jeez, there was me thinking above, about a picture from the 1930s, that everyone I mentioned was dead before the end of the century, and here's another one of which the same could be said, taken 50 years later, on my wedding day, June 30, 1988. The blonde is Eddie Bear, sixties and 70s friend of Chip before emigrating to the USA in the early 1980s, taking in the wedding on a brief trip back, the only time I met him: he died in 1999 (I think), running his motorbike into a truck head-on at an intersection in an evocatively-named (but temporarily forgotten) town in Northern California after swerving to avoid a car that had run a light. He died outside a store called Bears, as it happened. On the right is Geoff, glamour plumber and importer of bespoke designer radiators from Switzerland, who was the younger son of the Head Keeper at London Zoo in the 1950s. Lung cancer got him in 1998.
Pic taken in Chip's garden in Mangotsfield.

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All Change
Glenwood Road, Tottenham, 1953-ish

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 20 Oct 2018, 20:14

Part Two
More hi-jinks from Blue Anchor Bay in late September

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Mine, All Mine

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Wales Over the Water

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Yeti Woz ’Ere

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The Life and Times of the Lug Worm

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Other People
The sheer effrontery of it!

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Poseur, Moi?!

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OK, Just One More for My Fans

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Romp

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Minnie Mincepie » 21 Oct 2018, 16:21

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 21 Oct 2018, 21:02

He sure was.
Today, in Part One, we're back on familiar ground in the last week of September. Part two pinballs around the decades with some weird scenes from the print scans folder

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Autumn is I-Cumen In

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Last Rays

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Fabric
The Creedy's still low and I've got my wellies on, so I walked across for some different perspectives

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Double Dose

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Bend

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Green Runes

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Happy Accident
I use compact cameras and have far from compact hands, so I get a lot of these accidental exposures. I usually just delete them, but I liked this one

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Postby Rayge » 21 Oct 2018, 21:05

Part Two

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Lunchtime Arrows
My dad at work around 1960, maybe earlier. He's second left. The guy on the right, preparing to throw, is a man I still think of as Uncle Eric, but he's no relation, just a mate of dad who visited us from time to time.

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At Bay
TT startled in his flat in Notting Hill, opposite Sarn Studios. 1980s

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Rosi
The younger sister of Becca, shown above somewhere. 1970-71, Anerley

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Jacques, aka Jemima
1976, Putney

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Wedding Photographer
I'd managed to wrest my cameras back off him at this stage of the proceedings. Bill, June 1988, Mangotsfield

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The Boy from Leighton Buzzard
Chris Simpson, Canterbury, mid-1970s

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 22 Oct 2018, 16:39

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The pic makes you like you are the proud owner of one of these

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A kid swapping a fishing rod for a Dr. Feelgood album.

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 22 Oct 2018, 20:52

Part one today takes a different look at Shaky Bridge, while in Part Two it's the usual skitter round the years from the print scans archive.

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Uncharted Territory
Seeing as I'm going to be leaving the area soon, I've started thinking about doing things I always meant to but never quite got round to. There's a way down to a ford on this side of Shaky Bridge, but the other side requires a wade, and I've never done it. So now Imma do it.

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See You on the Other Side

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Slash of Sunlight

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Setting Out
A recently detached leaf starts its journey towards the sea

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Fallen

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Party Hat

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...And Breathe

Oh, and lest we forget
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I'm Here Too

Tomorrow, we move seamlessly into the first week of October


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Postby Rayge » 22 Oct 2018, 20:53

Part Two
Almost all of them taken by other people

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(Not) Too Cool for School
1959, Glenwood Road, Tottenham

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Aunt Ciss
1993, the year before she died. Taken by Chip, I think

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The Horse Blanket
That's what Chip called that coat. She's on teaching duties here, early 1980s, just before we met

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Holiday Snap
Early 1960s, I guess. Picture by Uncle Edwin. Apologies for the sloping horizon: if I'd straightened it, heads would have been lost

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Nose
Tallulah's to be precise. 1990s. I took this one. Yay for me!

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Kitty
Christened Harriet, know always as Kit, or Kitty, my father's mother, late 1940s or early 1950s

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Minnie
My maternal grandmother, wearing a hat that looks like it had been turned on a lathe, late 1940s or early 1950s.
She died in 1955, when I was six. I don't really remember her at all, not her voice nor her face in motion.
I remember her dead, though, eyes wide, mouth open, slumped in her chair

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 23 Oct 2018, 20:51

Today, Part One is from the print archives, and still digging deep, while part two slips imperceptibly into October...

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Yearn
Mike at Putney Bridge Road, 1975-6. We'll draw a veil over who or what he was yearning for

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Hello Sailors
Billy and Gavin Galtere, an American who arrived over here as a crewman on an ocean-going yacht, Brighton, mid-late Seventies

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The Hatchet Gets Wed
Aunt Hilda and Uncle Edwin get spliced, summer 1948, London

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Lucy and Dom
Two older children of my gf in 1973, Margaret. Faversham

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All Dressed Up...
Aunt Ciss in her twenties. 1930s, London

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Crystalline
Carlton Mansions, Cricklewood, 1980s

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Part Two

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Sweeps
Northlake, Sandford

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Path

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Scudders

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God's Fingerprints

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Fallen

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Pug-ish
Doggedly followed Scrap and I on a walk up the steps to the ridge on the south side of Crediton

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Devon 101
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 24 Oct 2018, 20:24

Part one is from a walk into the Badlands to the south of Crediton early this month, while part two moves off into odd territory: it's still the print scans folder, but what I've been scanning in this section were all originally transparencies: either they are scans of prints I had made from the slides, or they're misfiled. Pleasingly random selection, though, and for once, all my own work. Onward...

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Rolling

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Dirt-Track

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A Scatter of Seagulls

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Prospering

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The Way Down

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Searching for the Mainline

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Into the Yeo We Go

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Postby Rayge » 24 Oct 2018, 20:25

Part Two

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Vortex
Carlton Mansions 1980s

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All Cheeks and Innocence
Matthew, Llanbadarn Fawr, 1980-81

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When It Blows Its Top
Putney foot bridge, late 1980s

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Tide's Out
Beneath the pier in Weston-Super-Mare, early 1990s

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Chomp
Billy, Carlton Mansions, early 1980s

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Full Spectrum Xianity
Carlton Mansions, as above

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Sunrise
Putney foot bridge, late 1980s

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 25 Oct 2018, 20:31

Time pressures mean a shorter than usual selection today, and as they are all from the (perhaps misleadingly titled) print scans folder, just one post

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Shrine
Carlton Mansions, 1980s

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Sudden view
Rounding a corner, a view across the Exe Estuary: east of Dawlish, 1970s

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Desperate Dino
'I can't believe he's smoked it ALL.' On holiday in Deepest Devon, 1980s

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Breaking Gold
Brighton 1980s

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High Spring
Aberystwyth hinterland, 1980, give or take

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Oriental Fantasia
Brighton Pavilion at night, 1980s

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Prayee
A head of Maui Wowee, in the days when grass still had seeds in: late 1970s, I think

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Bud and Balls
On holiday in Deepest Devon, 1980s

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Sweet
Cordon-grown sweet peas, 1988 or so, Mangotsfield, Brizzle

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Re: Ray's Photos

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