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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The decorative flowers are particularly fine ...

Another remarkable vignette from PWD: he wonders whether this was 1983 or 1984, Chris Phillpotts thinks it's earlier, probably 1981, and so do Iain Ferris and I after some discussion last night. The colour of the Westbury Homes hut is particularly startling. L to R: Sylvie Pendry, Terry Courtney, Rowena Dutton, Bernie Dawson, Richard Savage with live beagle mask, Steve Vaughan, Ros Cleal, me in the doorway, Chris Phillpotts, Mike Webb, Dave Southwood, Jane Dineen, Graham Byron O'Hare, John Boden (kneeling), Mike Taylor and Corky Gregory. Good effort by a number my correspondents to manage to identify all parties except the beagle which Phil suggests was called Spot! Dr Phillpotts says his beard does not look like his own and appears to have been stuck on. Update: Steve & Joanne say: "Definitely 1981. This is the "Yellow Peril" as it was known, and the step up to the door was actually cemented in to the bedrock. No scheduled monument consent gained in advance, I'll bet."

Laura de la Hoyde writes "This brings back ancient memories for me: I was 3 at the time, I'm Richard Savage's daughter, and over my childhood spent many happy hours hanging round annoying people (many of them in this picture!) at Ullenwood and on site. Happy memories..."

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Steve and Joanne said...

Definitely 1981. This is the "Yellow Peril" as it was known, and the step up to the door was actually cemented in to the bedrock. No scheduled monument consent gained in advance, I'll bet.

Laura de la Hoyde said...

This brings back ancient memories for me: I was 3 at the time, I'm Richard Savage's daughter, and over my childhood spent many happy hours hanging round annoying people (many of them in this picture!) at ullenwood and on site. happy memories...