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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 22 Jun 2018, 19:54

Part Two

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Where's Curly and Larry?
Local pony rocks the Moe-cut

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The Blue is Back...

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...and I'm Thrilled

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The Ghost of Tim Buckley
no idea how it got there, or where it went later...

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Yellow Fingers

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Rock Rose
Crediton

tomorrow, back to the garden
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 23 Jun 2018, 17:30

In part one today, a bouquet of garden flowers from the last week or so of May: in part two, a lads-only edition of scans from the mid-70s, ’75 or thereabouts

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Bobby Vinton, 1963

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Daisy Tree

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Them Again

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John's Children, 1967

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Miss Scarlet, in the Garden
Geum

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White Fivers
Potentilla

Next time, mixed bag as the month winds down
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 23 Jun 2018, 17:32

Part Two

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Selfie!
Pete & Anni's, Cricklewood

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Proto-Hipsters
Bill and Adrian at the lifeguard station, Brighton

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The Mask
Bill, Brighton

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Reading
Anni, Bill's flat near Bedford Square, Brighton

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Peering
Phil the Prof checking the weather from his flat overlooking Roath Park when he was but a mere lecturer. Cardiff

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Lurking in the Undergrowth
Mike's little brother, Peter, aka Fisherman Bob. Also Bill's (shared) flat in Bedford Square. As is the next one

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Boo Radleys, 1995

Next time (maybe not tomorrow) a whole lot of zapping about in time and space and style
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 25 Jun 2018, 15:48

Part one today has the archive material, Part Two the Last Days of May this year

A very mixed bag today:
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Dockland Industry: Blue

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Dockland Industry: Pink
both Cardiff, mid-1970s, typical Welsh weather

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Snow Dance
Chip and Toots, Hampstead Heath, mid-1980s

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Recession
Oldland, 1990s

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Sisterly
Jane grooms Pauline (John's little sister): somewhere in Sussex, 1976

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Couples
Hawk, Stevie, Sarah and Clive, Aberystwyth castle, 1976-7

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Half-Timbered Hall
Possibly Little Moreton Hall, definitely Cheshire somewhere. 1977?

More adventures in time and space tomorrow
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 25 Jun 2018, 15:49

Part Two

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Cloistered

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Gussied-Up Thugs
Rhododendrons in the woodland

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Opening Day

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Old China
Always the first rose in the garden to bloom

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Blue Stars

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Delicacy
I love roses (well, David Austin-style old-fashioned roses, anyway). Can you tell?

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Swoop

Tomorrow: moving right along towards June
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 26 Jun 2018, 15:39

Part one today, as in many others, is out and about in Scrap's Manor. It's coming to the end of May

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Anarchy in the Beds

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Fingers Become Fans

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I Look at the Leaves

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The Leaves Look at Me

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Why Aren't We Sticking?

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When in Doubt, Vote for Beauty

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Fireworks
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 26 Jun 2018, 15:40

Part Two
Is all over the place from the print archives

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Three Brown Bottles
Calli & Bill at Abbey Street Faversham, 1972, summer term

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Guests
At my wedding, June 1988. Frankie, by then and ever after with orange hair, and Shaky, who had mutated
from would-be beatnik, through rocker, to creepy Lounge Lizard (and from there, presumably, to old geezer,
but have not clapped eyes on him since 1994)

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Not Cut Out for Farming
Johnny G of the red hair, pallid skin and complete lack of muscle bulk shows willing with a fork before
the famous party. Sussex 1976. Speaking of which, here's another from the same day...

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Chilling
Jayne and Anni

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Romanesque
A 12th-century door on a church I can't recall...

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Pick and Tired
Clive and Holly, Aberystwyth 1976-7

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Mirroring
Fisherman Bob and Adrian at 3 Carlton Mansions, when it was still officially a furnished flat. 1977, Cricklewood.

Next time, coming to the end of May, and the usual farrago of numskulls with the prints
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 27 Jun 2018, 19:20

Part one today is the archive material, going back to the 1970s for some more scans of prints: part two, still Devon at the end of May

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Gaze
Brighton. Mid-1970s

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Frankie & Johnny
The Campbell sibs at 23 Abbey St, 1972

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Mane
Bill, 1972

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Formal
Hawk's bride-to-be, Judy, arrives at the church with her stepfather. Sam Wright tales the photos

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Not Me, I Take Them
Sam demurs

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Connoisseur
Dave P finds a nearly new cistern on the Marshes, Faversham 1972

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Even Its Babies Have Babies
The mother shows off her spider plant, Ware, sometime in the Seventies

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 27 Jun 2018, 19:21

Part Two

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One More of the Canopy
Creedy Beach

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New Arrivals

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Flamboyant

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Adventitious Irises

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Serious Wisteria
Gets better every year. The Old Mill, Upton Hellions

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Trio

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Duet
Both also at the Old Mill

Tomorrow, the end of May is nigh, but the print resources just keep trundling on
In timeless moments we live forever

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When the ball sleeps it dreams it is a Frisbee

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 28 Jun 2018, 19:14

Part One today takes us to the end of last month, starting with a summit meet between Grace and Scrap

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Scents

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Buttercups Nom

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The Faraway Country

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Accidentally Patriotic

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Gertie and the Girls

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Hot Pinks
In the greenhouse

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Fleabane and Thrift

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Nice Pads

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Two Forms of Beauty

And that's that for May ’18
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 28 Jun 2018, 19:15

Part two has been shortened to accommodate it, and is agreeably random and pointless. From the Print Scans folders:

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Grandmother
Fisherman Bob tends Bill's dope plant, Brighton 1976

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Suspicion
Sarah, Llanbadarn, Aberystwyth 1979-80

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Concession to Heatwave
Keith, Burgess Hill, 1976

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OMG the State of Him
Brighton, 1976

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Wild Times at the Mansions
Adrian and Bill make small talk at my 'stag night' at home in the Mansions 29/6/88

More of this sort of thing tomorrow
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 29 Jun 2018, 20:29

In part one, images from a hot party and its aftermath, along with general randomness from the Print-scan archives, while in part two there's stuff from This Month. Phew! Rock & Roll!

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Party Games 1: Hunt the Vodka
Celia, Surrey, 1976

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Party Games 2: Bobbing for Feet
As above, Jacquie and Celia and unknown spaniel

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The Following Day
Tony W, Jacquie and Celia on Brighton Beach, the morning after the party

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Hipster in Leisurewear
Paul C, The Mansions, at my 'stag night' exactly 30 years ago – to the day

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Hippy Throwback
Hawk, Dorset, 1976-ish

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Visitor from America
Although Pete was born in England, his parents had moved to South Bend to follow his father's work. Johnny was from back there.
This outside Buckingham Palace, about 1973

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Knocking it Back
TT and Celia wrap themselves around a bottle of Mateus Rose by the Thames at Putney, spring of 1974
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 29 Jun 2018, 20:31

Part Two is flaming June!

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Smiler in the Buttercups

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Near, and Far Away

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Valerian

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Poplars

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Containers

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Ox-Eye Insurrection

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Memories of Oz

More of this sort of thing tomorrow. Probably.
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When the ball sleeps it dreams it is a Frisbee

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 30 Jun 2018, 12:27

In part one, June continues to flame, featuring some fireworks from the garden, while the tedious parade of technically
underwhelming pics of druggy foolishness from the 1970s continues unabated in Part Two

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Roman Candle
Allium

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Rocket
Columbine

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Catherine Wheels
Irises

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General Confusion

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Refreshed
The dining room window gets its annual wash, and the plants on the sill their even less frequent brush-up

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Over the Fence
Foxgloves in my second-favourite garden in the village

Tomorrow, venturing out, albeit timidly
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 30 Jun 2018, 12:28

Part Two

Bill moved into the house that Mike and I bought at East Street, Faversham, around 1974 and stayed there for two years or so,
working as a postman. The first five of these pics featured his drug den in the upstairs front, and can't be dated any closer than 'mid-70s'.

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A Flagon of Smoke

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Window Seat
Bill

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Bill's Room 1

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Bill's Room 2

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Another Green World

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No Lollies Today
North Wales

Next time, Fruit Salad sunsets in Torquay and Aberystwyth, and the adventures of a relentless poser
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 01 Jul 2018, 14:36

The first four in Part One today feature Michael Aufrere Williams, aka Shaky, who was, maybe still is, congenitally unable
to avoid striking a pose if he senses a shutter in the vicinity. I was visiting him in Torquay in the summer of 1972 or ’73

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Connoisseur

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Pisshead

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Nosferatu

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Poetaster

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On the Beach
Clive and Sarah, Aberystwyth, 1975 or ’76

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Murmuration
Starlings flock over the pier at Aberystwyth before roosting in the girders supporting it, same film as above

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Fireside
Billy trying to get warm in his room at East Street, Faversham, mid-1970s

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 01 Jul 2018, 14:37

Part Two
The first two from Devon at the beginning of June, the rest from a day trip to Reading on the train in order to meet up with The Man

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Shy
Nymphaea at Upton Hellions

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Blatant
Attitudinous rabbits ignore my wolf on a string and keep chomping

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Paddling
Thames, Reading

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Passing Through
Thames, Reading

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Excelsior
Thames, Reading

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Pole
Thames, Reading

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Luggage
Changing trains at Bristol Parkway

Tomorrow, back in Devon with the digital stuff, all over the place with the print scans. Plus ça change...
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When the ball sleeps it dreams it is a Frisbee

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will

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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 02 Jul 2018, 23:07

A bit later than hoped, so a bit rushed, but here we go, as trailed yesterday. Part One, Devon, early June

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Climber
The Old Bank, Sandford. It's growing out of a half-barrel in the street

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Caption Included
Crediton farmer's Market, first Saturday of the month

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Backstage View

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Debarked
Scrap and the stick he'd just rescued from the river and made short work of

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Maximum Floriferousness
Ox-eyes, roses, astrantia, geraniums and columbines have a party/riot

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Shy Rosamund
Rosa mundi, my favourite rose

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Johnson's Blue

More horticultural frolics tomorrow
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 02 Jul 2018, 23:08

Part Two
Is back in the past, when photos were printed on crap paper that does not scan properly

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Pete Ferd(i)nand
Pete was a pal of Adrian, the other Pete and the others who took over the Abbey Street House when we left. Come to think of it,
he was part of another houseful of studes further up that street. In the mid-seventies he went to the USA, last heard of in Galveston.
He was a mate, a stoner who loved Little Feat. Now I can't even remember how to spell his name :(

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Oo Aaar
Bill tries to rock the Thos. Hardy/Victorian yokel look, but the specs and general floppy foppery don't fit. South Downs, 1976 or so

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First
Hawk's first car, like all subsequent ones, was a big clunker with lots of miles on the clock.
He was, and remains, a big fan of Kerouac (as do I, but I never identified with Casady. Hawk, a natural
speedfreak with a runaway metabolism, did). Canterbury, 1973 or so.

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Runes
A leap in time here: Sarah, a teenage Matt and Blue the dog, Swansea, about 1992

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Wincheap
Street in Canterbury containing more than one famous stude hovel; loads of people I know lived at number 96*,
primarily hawkmoth but plenty of others. Me and Mike and Bill lived there in the summer between quitting
23 Abbey Street and moving in to the house in East Street
* not in shot

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Going Coastal
A view along the Jurassic Coast from Sidmouth. Maybe 21st century, this one

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Up and Over
Balloon and farm in the Golden Valley (named for the colour of the stone) between Bath and Bristol. 1990s

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Treasure
Probably 1990s, could be anytime

Tomorrow, things get a bit, well, trippy
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Re: Ray's Photos

Postby Rayge » 03 Jul 2018, 14:27

75 years ago today

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