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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Whatever happened to the 1978 season?

A fair point this, from Amy Cay:

"Dear Crickley Hill Man,

Was 1978 the year that Crickley Hill was closed for a thorough vacuuming and dusting? That's the only explanation I can think of for why there are no pictures and hardly any mention of that season. Any other explanation or, better yet, reminiscence of that year would be enlightening and greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

An American who may have hallucinated being there"

The paucity of 1978 material is striking and strange: neither I nor the Chronicler, Dr Phillpotts happened to spend much time on the hill that season which accounts in part for the lack of photographs: I think I managed only a weekend or so before I disappeared on a 6 week trip round Europe, mostly in Italy and I suspect Dr Phillpotts may have been similarly absent. Can anyone help to fill this obvious lacuna, please?

1 comment:

Jim Irvine said...

Don't ask me. I was supervising on a hill in the middle of Amman, Jordan for the whole summer.

For which I apologise most profusely.