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The Bluebottle Boys – Birmingham: Penance (Section 2 of 3)

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The Bluebottle Boys – Birmingham: Penance (Section 2 of 3) [The featured photograph is of the kind of meeting room larger churches tended to have in the 1860s-70s.] D.S. Higgins met us at the gate. With him was a tall, gangling priest with lank, straw-colored, somewhat thinning hair and an open, friendly countenance. He looked […]

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The Bluebottle Boys – Edgbaston: Dares & Dispensation, Part 4

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The Bluebottle Boys – Chapter 9, Part 4 – Edgbaston, mid-March 1962: Dares & Dispensation [The featured pic is of the corridor outside the Headmaster’s office.] The Headmaster had barely managed to extend greetings, seat us in his office and shut the door before Drusilla began trying to hijack the narrative. She claimed to have […]

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The Bluebottle Boys – Edgbaston: Dares & Dispensation, Part 3

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The Bluebottle Boys – Chapter 9 – Edgbaston, mid-March 1962: Dares & Dispensation, Part 3 [The featured pic is of the common room, as seen from the fireplace] Meanwhile, Doof and Tiny must have seen me making a run to the front of the school. Even they could deduce Ian would be alone and unattended; […]

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The Bluebottle Boys: Birmingham, Winter 1961-1962

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The Bluebottle Boys – Chapter 6, Part 4 – Birmingham, Winter 1961-1962: February (section 2 of 3) I’d had my suspicions as far back as Christmas, when Auntie Gene’s “Jackie” doo had been longer. Hanging between the base of her neck and the top of her shoulder blades, so fouffed out it had almost resembled […]

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