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Edgbaston & Solihull, Autumn 1961: School is In

School is In

Edgbaston & Solihull,  Autumn 1961:  School is In Summer ended, not literally, but essentially. It wasn’t really the fault of Gary US Bonds, although he had turned out another record jubilantly announcing School Is In – the fink. School would certainly have reconvened in any event, but it was hardly anything to be jubilant about […]

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The Bluebottle Boys – Edgbaston, Summer 1961: School Is Out

School

The Bluebottle Boys – Chapter 4, Part 1 – Edgbaston, Summer 1961: School Is Out [Note: The featured pic is a triptic of places Reggie and Stan visit over the summer. Left to right (1) Perrot’s Folly and the Edgbaston Waterworks Tower (inspirations for Tolkien’s “Two Towers”); (2) Sarehole Mill (inspiration for Tolkien’s The Shire […]

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