Aug 1, 2020

I wonder when something like this became no longer politically correct? I guess this photo must have been taken circa 1965 at Dudley Zoo. No seat belts or crash hats needed then. And only a few years earlier I would stand on the back seat of the car with my head and shoulders sticking out of the sunroof as we hurtled along. I lived to tell the tale and in hindsight I was probably safer there breathing fresh air than being inside the car breathing in cigarette smoke.

And while I’m looking through old photos I finally found this. Perhaps the late 1960s for most of a year a large bird decided to live in the tree at the bottom of the garden. For reasons unknown it was brave enough to come when you called it and would feed out of your hand.