It started accidentally at a church or school jumble sale. I must have been about 13, maybe younger. Rummaging through the books I spotted a tatty paperback with the Saint stick man on the cover. When I was much younger I’d loved ‘The Return of the Saint’ TV show but only, to be honest, because … More Me and the Saint – Relics 10
They don’t make them like this anymore. This was the photo from my first year in my hall of residence, Hiatt Baker, at Bristol University. It now looks like it’s from the 1940s but just to prove it actually dates from the late 1980s, here’s a close-up. Even I had hair in those days.
This must be one of my favourite inscriptions in a book. I’m sure you can read what it says, but just in case it reads: For Adrian, Shame about the name! Adrian Edmondson It came about because I’d interviewed Adrian Edmonson back in the mid-1990s when he was promoting his first and, so far only, … More Relics 8: signed Adrian Edmonson novel
These are amongst the relics which exist in photo form only. I had to clear out vast piles of newspapers and magazines which was creating far too much pressure on the joists of my attic and for those I was ruthless with, I took photos to remember them. George magazine was an extraordinary thing: published … More Relics 7: George Magazine
I dug this out after Christmas because I was feeling nostalgic. I don’t remember if it was a present or came from the school book clubs we used to order books from. I must have been 9 or 10 when I read it and I must have wanted to see the film (which I … More Relics 6: Watership Down by Richard Adams
Originally posted on DJ Leekee Online:
A work colleague had tweeted that they had recently unearthed some old magazines from their home and had plonked them in their recycling bin to be later disposed of. I instantly tweeted that they needed saving and that I would sift through them and do something more useful with…
One of the strangest concerts I’ve ever seen: William Walton’s ‘Façade’ performed in a converted church in Bristol. The Edith Sitwell role was taken by Walton’s widow Susana accompanied by the first British TV newsreader Richard Baker. We sat in the gallery of St. George’s which made it quite hard to hear the words declaimed … More Relics 5: ‘Façade’ ticket