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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: Edgbaston – Monkeys on the Knees (Section 4 of 4)

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The Bluebottle Boys: Edgbaston – Monkeys on the Knees (Section 4 of 4) [Note: Since the story in this post ends at Reggie’s house, rather than at Ian’s, and since we’ve never really seen Reggie’s (or Stan’s) home, it seemed better to show that, rather than depict any portion of Ian’s house (we’ll return later). […]

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The Bluebottle Boys: Edgbaston: Monkeys on the Knees (Section 3 of 4)

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The Bluebottle Boys: Edgbaston: Monkeys on the Knees (Section 3 of 4) [The featured pic is of Carpenter Road, in Edgbaston, near its junction with Wellington Road — Ian’s neighbourhood. Photograph by Stephen McKay, used under license.] Stan and I were mildly concerned, though not particularly worried, when Ian failed to show up at school […]

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The Bluebottle Boys: Edgbaston: Monkeys on the Knees (Section 2 of 4)

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The Bluebottle Boys: Edgbaston: Monkeys on the Knees (Section 2 of 4) [Notes: (1) The featured picture is of the side staircase, 50 meters from the entrance to the Main Hall, where Rufus and Quentin trap and bully Ian (before Reggie and Stan intervene). (2) At this point, I’m going to stop representing the way […]

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The Acolytes of Rufus the Doof: Edgbaston & Solihull

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The Acolytes of Rufus the Doof – Chapter 5, Part 3 -Edgbaston & Solihull,  Autumn 1961   The rest of this precious triumvirate was Doof’s acolytes: Quentin Farrington-Hyde and Drusilla Chase. Lady first (and I use the term loosely here), Drusilla Chase, aka, “Silla” or “Silly Silla,” was Rufus’ adoring sheep – Lucretia Borgia with […]

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