Pigeon Palace 1956

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Denham, Buckinghamshire.

L/S of large house and garden. Tom and Reta (sic) Fairclough chat to two friends then show them "something original" that they have at the bottom of their garden. The four friends walk through a door into a secluded courtyard. This is the most expensive pigeon loft...



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  • Tommy & Reta Fairclough were my Uncle and Aunt, and were also two of my Godparents. Reta (nee Cookson) was one of my father's sisters. It was quite wonderful, seeing them in this news clip, and also seeing footage of my dear cousin Peter (their son) and his wife June. June and Peter were married around about the time of my birth (in December 1954), and I recall Peter showing me a letter from my Dad, apologising for not being able to attend their wedding (owing to my imminent arrival!), and referring to "Baby" - at the time of writing the letter, I had not been named!

    Thank you again

    David Cookson

    david@musicalsolutions.com 25th May 2013

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