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From Pam Quinn's scrapbook

Two street-shots


Kenny White (whose reminiscences about BJ comprised the first-ever page at BtP) took these two pictures outside his parents' house at 233 Great Cambridge Road, Enfield. The person with the drink is Alan Cartwright. The other guy, behind BJW is another friend and musician, Tony Ollard; Kenny thinks this was 1966, post Paramounts, pre-Procol, when the four had a notion to form a band (they never did) (thanks, Kenny and Diane)

Barrie Wilson swings on two gateposts: behind him modern cars swish along the Great Cambridge Road, and scaffolding still shrouds a characteristic high-rise development; closer to us, the concrete of an access road.

The leather flap of Kenny's camera-case has swung up to obscure the foreground. In those days before the single-lens reflex camera, the viewfinder did not see all that would end up on the film!

Another shot, same road at same time? Note the typical thin brick wall with its faintly pretentious machicolations, the loitering musicians with '99' cornets or cigarettes, the girls at the ice-cream van; the new-style street-lighting, the inevitable Isetta bubble-car (371 ASM), and the much older vehicles in the distance.

Maybe these pictures were throwaways to test a new camera (the leather flap intrudes again!) but they speak volumes now! (RC)

 

 


 

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