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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Jim Irvine, Robert Roberts, John Howell and Max Glaskin dine together...


A lunch break, possibly summer 1979 [update: actually 1977], with unusual formal touches: bow tie, waistcoat, bottle of wine... and where on earth did the table cloth come from? Jim Irvine comments: "Hi Julian, That was in fact 1977, my first (training) excavation at Crickley. I remember the dinner well and still talk about it. IIRC the guy on the left with his back to the camera may have been Max Glaskin and the girl next to him our 'butler' was called Jane and hailed from the Wirral. Crickley Hill Man said... Oddly enough, Jim, I was just looking at the grass in the photo and wondering whether I was right about it being 79 because it looks dry enough to be 76. But I'm glad you know the answer. Max's surname had escaped me: I remember he had a rather fine and inevitably vulgar joke about Moshe Dayan and an ill-behaved parrot which cannot be repeated here as it is partly visual.

3 comments:

Jim said...

Hi Julian
That was in fact 1977, my first (training) excavation at Crickley. I remember the dinner well and still talk about it.

IIRC the guy on the left with his back to the camera may have been Max Glaskin and the girl next to him our 'butler' was called Jane and hailed from the Wirral.

Crickley Hill Man said...

Oddly enough, Jim, I was just looking at the grass in the photo and wondering whether I was right about it being 79 because it looks dry enough to be 76. But I'm glad you know the answer. Max's surname had escaped me: I remember he had a rather fine and inevitably vulgar joke about Moshe Dayan and an ill-behaved parrot which cannot be repeated here as it is partly visual.

Max said...

Jane (aka Wibble) may have come from the Wirral originally but I believe that her parents ran The Happy Return in Chard.