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!
Work at Paul Webber Racing. Freelance photographer, Durham born & bred, support Sunderland AFC. I started taking pics as a hobby while managing an amateur horse racing sponsorship project for AGA and realised that my images gave me a means to tell a story, on social media and in my blog. Many times I was told that I had an eye for a good pic, coupled with a knack of being in the right place at the right time, so I decided to do something about it. I hope you enjoy the pics! Formerly known as the AGA man, love life, good food, travel, wine, gin & selfies. Also invented the AGA hat!
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