Last week I asked Holfie (Andrew Holtham) whether he would mind if I rocked up at his 50th birthday party with my camera. He said “great idea”, so on Friday evening I headed for my favourite small town in Gloucestershire (Tewkesbury) – with my camera.
I took plenty of pics – although I wish I’d taken more – and I was going to bung them on Facebook accompanied by a few words of wisdom, however, I didn’t think that would do them justice, so here we go…
Both of the blokes in the photo above will feature in my book and the one on the right – Billy ‘Buffer’ Dudfield – will probably have his own chapter (just like Gibba). He’s a colourful character and he sports one of the best wet look curly perms I’ve ever seen – even if he does have a passing resemblance to Sidney Smutt from Viz!
There were many interesting conversations during the evening – including lots of Anchor memories – most of which couldn’t be repeated! The scarf conversation instigated by Killy was quite amusing – apparently he doesn’t ‘get’ blokes who wear a scarf as a fashion accessory!
Apologies to anyone who doesn’t appear in the pics and also to anyone who does, and doesn’t want to! You’ll all get a mention in my book when I write it – I’ve already got the title!
Thanks to Andy and Debbie for the invite, it was a bloody great playlist and a cracking guest list. Cindy was gutted that she couldn’t make it but our love for the town and all of our friends within it remains – see you at the Mop Fair!
Durham born & bred, support Sunderland AFC, and I run the Rugby Farmers Mart Cafe on Stoneleigh Park with my wife, Cindy. We also provide catering for business lunches, parties, board meetings and shoot lunches. I'm a freelance photographer and also provide interesting and engaging content for social media channels. I'm a point-to-point horse racing enthusiast and write a comment column for Horse & Hound magazine, as well as providing images and content for point-to-point publications, social media channels and websites. I put together 'The Big Reveal' naked calendar with Leanda Tickle during 2017 (pics/PR/sponsorship). Formerly known as the AGA man, love life, good food, gin & selfies. Love great PR and customer service, also invented the AGA hat!
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