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May 9, 2022

 

 

In 82, ‘Best Years Of Our Lives’, on WEA,

gave Modern Romance a silver selling Top 4.

And in 07, The Kaiser Chiefs had a No 1,

with ‘Ruby’ on B Unique/Polydor.

 

In 75, ‘Right Back Where We Started From’,

on United Artists, for Maxine Nightingale, a No.8 entry.

And in 99, ‘Take Me To Your Heaven’, on Arista,

saw Charlotte Nilsson with a Top 20.

 

In 68, Mama Cass rose to No.11,

with ‘Dream A Little Dream Of Me’, on RCA.

And in 88, Mica Paris reached No.7,

with ‘My One Temptation’, on Fourth & Broadway.

 

In 70, Clint Eastwood, peaked at No.18,

on Paramount with ‘I Talk To The Trees’,

And in 74, The Isley Brothers, on Epic,

rose to No 16, with ‘Summer Breeze’.

 

In 72, Holly Sherwood reached No 29,

on Bell with ‘Day By Day’.

And in 06, Kelly Clarkson made No.22,

with ‘Breakaway’, on RCA.

 

In 82, The Maisonettes rose to No.7,

on Ready Steady Go, with ‘Heartache Avenue’.

And in 09, ‘Don’t Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go)’,

on Vertigo, gave The Noisettes a Top 2.

 

In 98, ‘Searchin’ My Soul’, on Epic,

saw Vonda Shepard, with a Top 10 success.

And in 03, Paul Young had a UK gold selling No.1,

with ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)’, on CBS.

 

In 88, Tanita Tikaram rose to N0.22,

with ‘Twist In My Sobriety’, on WEA.

And in 04, ‘If I Thought You’d Change Your Mind’,

gave Agnetha Faltskog a No.11, also on Wea.

 

In 01, ‘Here With Me’, on Cheeky,

for Dido, was a Top 4.

And in 06, James Morrison, had a Top 5,

with ‘You Give Me Something’, on Polydor.

 

In 82, Christopher Cross, on Warner Brothers, had a

UK & US No.1, with ‘Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)’.

And in 83, The Lotus Eaters reached No.15,

on Sylvan, with ‘First Picture of You’.

 

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May 2, 2022

 

 

In 86, Lionel Richie, on Motown,

had a Top 7, with ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’.

And in 91, Bizarre Inc, reached No.13,

on Vinyl Solution, with ‘Such A Feeling’.

 

In 64, ‘Dancing In The Street’, on Stateside,

gave Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, a Top 4.

And in 77, The Steve Gibbons Band, peaked at No.12,

with ‘Tulane’, on Polydor.

 

In 74, ‘Rock Your Baby’, on Jayboy,

was a UK & US, gold selling No.1, for George McCrae.

And in 80, The Average White Band’, made No.12,

with ‘Let’s Go Round Again Part 1’, on RCA.

 

In 79, ‘Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)’, on Epic,

gave The Jacksons, a Top 4 success.

And in 91, Technotronic ftg Reggie, was at No.12,

with ‘Move That Body’, on ARS.

 

In 80, ‘Dance Yourself Dizzy’, on Polo,

for Liquid Gold, a Top 2, was to be.

And in 84, ‘Dancing With Tears In My Eyes’,

on Chrysalis, gave Ultravox a Top 3.

 

In 62, The Four Seasons had a UK No.8 & US No.1,

on Stateside, with ‘Sherry’.

And in 76, ‘Play That Funky Music’, on Epic,

was a UK No.7 & US No.1, for Wild Cherry.

 

In 74, ‘All Of My Life’, on Tamla Motown,

reached No.9, for Diana Ross.

And in 04, ‘Dance With My Father’, on J Records,

made No.21, for Luther Vandross.

 

In 62, Gene Pitney, was at No.32,

on HMV, with ‘Town Without Pity’.

And in 78, Marshall Hain had a Top 3,

on Harvest, with ‘Dancing In The City’.

 

In 77, ‘Boogie Nights’, on GTO,

gave Heatwave, a Top 2.

And in 03, Lemar, also had a Top 2,

on Sony Music, with ‘Dance (With U)’.

 

In 67, Otis Redding, on Stax,

peaked at No.28, with ‘Shake’.

And in 74, Millican & Nesbitt, on Pye,

made a No.38, with ‘For Old Time’s Sake’.

 

In 86, Madonna, had a UK No.1,

on Sire, with ‘True Blue’.

And in 93, ‘Moving On Up’, on Deconstruction,

for M People, was a Top 2.

 

In 67, ‘Groovin’, on Atlantic,

gave The Young Rascals, a UK No.8 & US No.1.

And in 73, Marvin Gaye, on Tamla Motown,

had a UK No.31 & US No.1, with ‘Let’s Get It On’.

 

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April 28, 2022

 

 

He’s worked his fingers to the bone.

The length and breadth of the country he’s travelled.

He has been pro-active in every way,

as the horrors of the world unravelled.

 

He has overcome illness.

He has dealt with grief.

He has tackled troubles first hand,

and proved himself a worthy chief.

 

He is loving the job,

that he was born to do.

His efforts must be rewarded,

when another term is due.

 

His energy is unfailing.

He keeps us out of the mire.

To make Britain great again,

is his only desire.

 

Who else is there, I ask,

crazy enough to want his position?

Let the lad carry on,

he has shown his contrition.

 

written by

Harriet Blackbury

 

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April 22, 2022

 

 

1     SAND MOONS     3  6

2     DR LED AS B     3  5

3     L   I M MERRY  I  J S     5  6

4     I B SHOP LANE     4  6

5     O GENTLE BARRIER  M     6  9

6     MOW MANY TO T L     5  6

7     FAR DRY HAT     5  4

8     VAR  A AVID MOJO  ROCK     7  9

9     WE LIKE SCALE   J     6  6

10    R TRY REAR   H A     5  5

11    OH  M J   ONE IN  CLASH     7  7

12    N SEVEN FAINT     5  6

13    I MR   E IN JOB’     3  6

14    R  GOT HIS CAR     5  5

15    C INNER F V TANK     5  7

16    Y EAST END  A     4  5

17    HPH  MONSOON J T     4  8

18    TALKS ALARM RD     4  8

19    VIKING IN PLOT KEN     5  10

20    FLY B IN TILL     5  5

21    G EARNS JOY     4  5

22    U R ORDERING  E BUS     5  9

23    AN BEST MINT IN JAR     7  8

24    U B Z  R TANK     3  5

25    MAN HAS LIT     4  5

26    J FELT SAFE     4  5

27    ID   WE ASKED  MR     4  7

28    AN GO AT ANY     4  5

29    RE NAME A    ANON     5  6

30    ALARM  B SAID     5  5

31    HEAR HUGO CLIMB     7  6

32    E DO ABLE DEAL     4  7

33    I ICON   CALL CHUM     4  9

34    ID   RANCH RIDER BY L     7  8

35    IAN BE RORY     3  1  5

36    MR L   HIRE ACE  PAL     7  6

37    THERE   SIR VICTOR     6  8

38    RE  INSTALL CO     5  6

39    Y GUARD  N L     4  4

40    MR  CANADIAN LP     3  9

41    BURST IN AS B B     5  6

42    SOLD ANY P PLAN     5  7

43    A NON RAINY U Q     5  6

44    C TREAT   SERVE     5  6

45    OVAL SIZE   V J STAR     9  5

46    I C D SHARP ORDER     5  8

47    OH  U  N ENJOYMENT     4  9

48    C Y HE REVERTS    5  6

49    HAVE I  D MANDED     5  7

50    MUST RECALL BRO     6  7

51    U DO PLAN BALL     4  7

52    Y MR G IS ALL     4  5

53    U R MR   NATHAN     6  4

54    T J  N  MOON SHOT     3  8

55    I HELP  R TURN     4  6

56    I AM  OH SO ABLE     5  6

57    U C   A U ROAD BEND     5  7

58    MY   HE CRY   PRE PUSH     5  9

59    LO  KEY  TO TOWN     4  7

60    I C RAIN ON SHARD     3  10

61    I BIKE IN A DAY     3  8

62    R U NATHAN  R  M     6  4

63    OATS AN BARLEY  H     7  6

64    RE HARDY SUN    5  5

65    Y HONEY LATTE     4  7

66    C  E WANDER BOY     6  5

67    HANDY NOD    SIR  J R  ACE     6  10

68    VIVA   C MY ADD     5  5

69    LOOK B B STAR   I SAW KIZ        7  10

70    MEET TO B TRENDY     5  8

71    L   I IN BRICK LANE     5  8

72    AN NOT ON AS B J     5  6

73    OH   I B ON RORY     3  7

74    E S  HAS MAIL     6  3

75    MET ART LAMP     4  6

76    SHAPE  KIWI  AP     5  6

77    DICE HAM SNACK     4  8

78    DO HARK   I C U   HARK     6  7

79    C  AS FRIEND     2  7

80    ID   HELLO MY ACE     7  5

81    N  NL  NEW COLLAR   SO  IN     7  9

82     ART  CHUM  R  PAL     6  5

83    O  ME  K C   LEARN  Y     4  7

84    A  E  EX   Y CALL     4  5

85    C  M  B SOLO  AS ME     3  8

86    KE  KE  AN  A J     4  4

87    BERRY MOTEL     4  6

88    DO ANY SKILL EVEN     4  5 – 5

89    I ALL   I ROCK THEM     5  8

90    J  TOO    REALLY     4  6

91    R   NINE ART BOOKS     7  6

 

The  answers will appear on my website

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on 27th May 2022

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Thank you for visiting my website.  Regards Harriet 

 

 

 

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April 8, 2022

 

 

In 60, ‘Wild One’, rose to No.7,

followed at No.22, with Volare.

Also in 60, ‘Swinging School’ made No.44,

and then reaching No.12, came ‘Sway’.

 

In 61, ‘Good Time Baby’, peaked at No.42,

And in 62, ‘Teach Me To Twist’, rose to No. 45

for Chubby Checker & Bobby Rydell,

and was his last hit on Columbia to arrive.

 

Next in 62, ‘Jingle Bell Rock’

was a Top 40, now on Cameo Parkway.

And in 63, ‘Forget Him’, peaked at No.13,

also on Cameo Parkway, being his last hit in the UK.

 

Thank you for the fab music

R I P  Bobby Rydell   1942 – 2022

 

written by

Harriet Blackbury

 

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1     DION DUBLN

2     KAI McKENZIE – LYLE

3     ADAM CUNNINGTON

4     LUKE BERRY

5     DIMITAR MITOV

6     TOM BONNER

7     JUBRIL OKEDINA

8     RYAN DONALDSON

9     STEVE CLARIDGE

10   HARVEY KNIBBS

11    BARRY CORR

12    JOE IRONSIDE

13    CHRIS DUNN

14    SAM SMITH

15    PAUL CARDEN

16    GEORGE WILLIAMS

17    LIAM BENNETT

18    JEVANI BROWN

19    ADAM MAY

20    TOM CHAMPION

21    JAKE DOYLE – HAYE

22    DAVID AMOO

23    LLOYD JONES

24    MITCH AUSTIN

25    PAUL DIGBY

26    DANNY CROW

27    SAM BEASANT

28    WES HOOLAHAN

29    JORDAN CHIEDOZIE

30    ALAN BILEY

31    PHIL BOLLAND

32    SHILOW TRACEY

33    BLAIR ADAMS

34    MICKEY DEMETRIOU

35    ISSAGA DIALLO

36    JENSEN WEIR

37    JAMES AKINTUNDE

38    KWESI APPIAH

39    JAMES BROPHY

40    RYAN BIRD

41    LIAM O’NEIL

42    MARK BEESLEY

43    JOHN RUDDY

44    LUKE CHADWICK

45    STEVEN DRENCH

46    TOM DALLISON

47    JACK IREDALE

48    JACOB BLYTH

49    HARRY DARLING

50    JAKE CARROLL

51    DAVE KITSON

52    STUART BIMSON

53    JACK LANKESTER

54    DANIEL CARR

55    WILL MANNION

56    MARK CONVERY

57    DOMINIC BALL

58    WES ATKINSON

59    HARRISON DUNK

60    CONOR MASTERSON

61    KAI YEARN

62    JAMES DUNNE

63    LIAM DAISH

64    BEN WORMAN

65    SIMON AINGE

66    LEON DAVIES

67    MATTHEW BARNES – HOMER

68    LORENT TOLAJ

69    SAM SHERRING

70    NATHAN ARNOLD

 

compiled by Harriet Blackbury

March 2022

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Thank you for visiting my website  Regards Harriet       

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March 23, 2022

 

 

In 86, ‘Friends Will Be Friends’, on EMI,

peaked at No.14 for Queen.

And in 06, ‘Welcome To Wherever You Are’,

on Mercury, for Bon Jovi, made No.19.

 

In 78, ‘Come To Me’, on Creole,

gave Ruby Winters a No.11.

And in 88, ‘Come Into My Life’, on London,

took Joyce Sims up to No.7.

 

In 85, Simply Red, on Elektra,

rose to No.66 with ‘Come To My Aid’.

And in 87, Moonman was in the Top 60,

on Heat Recordings, with ‘Don’t Be Afraid’.

 

In 80, ‘Hello I Am Your Heart’, on Korova,

made the Top 50 for Bette Bright.

And in 04, ‘Come As You Are’, on Parlophone,

peaked at No.9 for Beverley Knight.

 

In 72, Vicky Leandros reached No.2,

on Philips, with ‘Come What May’.

And in 94, ‘Welcome To Paradise’, on Reprise,

was a Top 20 for Green Day.

 

In 65, ‘Come Tomorrow’, on HMV,

peaked at No.4 for Manfred Mann.

And in 05, ‘Welcome To My Life’, on Lava,

reached No.49 for Simple Plan.

 

In 73, ‘Welcome Home’, on Philips,

was a No.1 for Peters & Lee.

And in 75, ‘Walking In Rhythm’, on Fantasy,

took The Blackbyrds to No.23.

 

In 73, Alice Cooper, on Warner Brothers,

reached No.6 with Hello Hurray.

And in 94, ‘Come In Out Of The Rain’, made No.8,

for Wendy Moten, on EMI – USA.

 

In 65, ‘Walk Hand In Hand’, on Columbia,

gave Gerry & The Pacemakers a No.29.

And in 89, The Travelling Wilburys, made No.52,

on Wilbury label, with ‘End Of The Line’.

 

In 63, ‘Welcome To My World’, on RCA,

gave Jim Reeves a No.6.

And in 65, ‘Come And Stay With Me’, on Decca,

for Marianne Faithfull, a Top 4, ending this mix.

 

written by

Harriet Blackbury.

 

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March 11, 2022

 

 

1     BUILD ON   IN D     4  6

2     KEY MALE – LIKE ZINC     3  8 – 4

3     AND CUT IN  N  GO MAN     4  10

4     B KEY RULER     4  5

5     AVOID IT  MR TIM     7  5

6     O  MR B   ON NET     3  6

7     K JOIN A BUILDER     6  7

8     N L   ON SANDY ROAD     4  9

9     C IT RELEASED   V  G     5  8

10   SHIVER BY BANK     6  6

11    R CARRY  BRO     5  4

12    O E JOINS RIDE     3  8

13    CRUSH IN  D N     5  4

14    SMASH IT  M     3  5

15    A PLACED RUN     4  6

16    WE GO MILES   G RAIL     6  8

17    NET AIM   TEN  L  B     4  7

18    ONE J B WIN  VAR     6  5

19    AM A DAY   M     4  3

20    I M O  MATCH ON  P     3  8

21    JOE HAD – YALE KEY     4  5 – 4

22    MOOD  VIA  D A     5  4

23    SOLD  E N L  JOY     5  5

24    U MAIN STITCH     5  6

25    Y BUILD GAP     4  5

26    CROWN ANDY     5  4

27    ANS   A TEAM  S B     3  7

28    WHO HAS ONE  AL     3  8 

29    OH JAZ   I DID ENCORE     6  9

30    I LEAN BY  AL     4  5

31    HOLD PINBALL     4  7

32    C Y HITS ARE LOW     6  6

33    MI SALAD BAR     5  5

34    I KEY   O U DIRECT ME  M     6  9

35    SAIL SAID GOAL     6  6

36    JES IN RENEW     6  4

37    JUST NINE MADE AK     5  9

38    IKEA  WISH APP     5  6

39    HY  SOME RAP  J B     5  6

40    D IN BARRY     4  4

41    O’ MAIL LINE     4 1’4

42    L KEY BEAMERS     4  7

43    Y HOUND  DR  J     4  5

44    I C WE HAD LUCK  K     4  8

45    THEN C  SEVEN RD     6  6

46    INSTALL MOOD     3  8

47    J LIKED A RACE     4  7

48    L  B  JOB  YACHT     5  5

49    HY LAD  RING A  R R     5  7

50    O  J  CLEAR LARK     4  7

51    D INVEST OAK     4  6

52    STAR I MUST B ON     6  6

53    C  ANKLE SKATER  J     4  9

54    A CARD LINER     6  4

55    AN W  N  MILLION     4  7

56    OK  VAR  CRY MEN     4  7

57    I DO C B IN MALL     7  4

58    ONES TASK   WIN     3  8

59    SUN R RAIN   H D  OK     8  4

60    AN SCORER ON MOST     5  9

61    A NIKE RAY     3  5

62    J D   E ANS MENU     5  5

63    ID  HAIL SAM     4  5

64    BORN  W  NAME     3  6

65    I SO NAMING  E     5  5

66    E SAVED LION     4  6

67    SORT WEATHER   NAME  M B – H     7  6 – 5

68    ALTER  JOLT ON     6  5

69    RING SMASHER     3  8

70    NORTH AND ALAN     6  6

 

The answers will appear on my website

blackbury-poems.com

on the 8th April 2022

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Thank you for visiting my website – Regards Harriet.

 

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February 16, 2022

 

 

In 63, The Hollies, on Parlophone

reached No.8 with ‘Stay’.

And in 79, ‘Street Life’, was a Top 5,

for The Crusaders on MCA.

 

In 87, Terence Trent D’arby, peaked at No.7

on CBS with ‘If You Let Me Stay’.

And in 93, Jade, also reached No.7

on Giant with ‘Don’t Walk Away’.

 

In 78, ‘Come Back And Finish What You Started’,

gave Gladys Knight & The Pips, on Buddah, a No.15.

And in 80, ‘Hungry Heart’, on CBS,

made No.44 for Bruce Springsteen.

 

In 64, ‘Cast Your Fate To The Wind’, flew to No.5,

on Piccadilly, for Sounds Orchestral.

And in 87, ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’, was at No.27,

for Crowded House, on Capitol.

 

In 70, The Contours, on Tamla Motown,

made No.31, with ‘Just A Little Misunderstanding’.

And in 71, ‘Street Fighting Man’, on Decca,

gave The Rolling Stones, a No.21 standing.

 

In 66, ‘Headline News’, was a No.39,

for Edwin Starr on Polydor.

And in 68, ‘Sunshine Of Your Love’, made No.25,

for Cream, also on Polydor.

 

In 83, ‘Love On Your Side’, on Arista,

took The Thompson Twins up to No.9.

And in 91,’Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’, on Epic,

saw George Michael & Elton John, on the US & UK No.1 line.

 

written by

Harriet Blackbury.

 

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February 5, 2022

 

 

 

1     CONOR CHAPLIN

2     PAUL MARINER

3     JOHN WARK

4     BOBBY ROBSON

5     GEORGE BURLEY

6     ALAN BRAZIL

7     MICK MILLS

8     ALF RAMSEY

9     KEVIN BEATTIE

10   ARNOLD MUHREN

11    MATT HOLLAND

12    CONNOR WICKHAM

13    TERRY BUTCHER

14    KIERON DYER

15    RICHARD WRIGHT

16    RUSSELL OSMAN

17    JIM MAGILTON

18    AARON CRESSWELL

19    RAY CRAWFORD

20    PAUL COOPER

21    DARREN BENT

22    TOMMY PARKER

23    BRIAN TALBOT

24    JACKIE LITTLE

25    ALLAN HUNTER

26    MARCUS STEWART

27    FRANS THIJSSEN

28    LAURIE SIVELL

29    ERIC GATES

30    DOUG MILLWARD

31    TED PHILLIPS

32    DANNY HEGAN

33    MICK STOCKWELL

34    BILLY REED

35    CRAIG FORREST

36    LOUIE BARRY

37    DAVID McGOLDRICK

38    PETER MORRIS

39    JAMES SCOWCROFT

40    DAVID JOHNSON

41    ALEX MATHIE

42    MARK BRENNAN

43    JERMAINE WRIGHT

44    NEIL THOMPSON

45    TOMMY MILLER

46    GERANT WILLIAMS

47    MARK VENUS

48    PAUL MASON

49    PABLO COUNAGO

50    STEVE SEDGLEY

51    RICARD NAYLOR

52    MAURICIO TARICCO

53    JAMIE CLAPHAM

54    ALAN LEE

55    JAMES NORWOOD

56    CHRISTIAN WALTON

57    JONAS KNUDSEN

58    MACAULEY BONNE

59    HAYDEN COULSEN

60    LUKE WOOLFENDEN

61    GEORGE EDMUNDSON

62    JANOI DONACIEN

63    CAMERON BURGESS

64    TOTO NSIALA

65    WES BURNS

66    KANE VINCENT – YOUNG

67    KYLE EDWARDS

68    LEE EVANS

69    MATT PENNEY

70    SAM MORSY

71    TOM CARROLL

72    JIMMY LEADBETTER

73    JOE PIGOTT

74    FABIAN WILNIS

75    TAMAS PRISKIN

76    BAILEY CLEMENTS

77    ROMEO ZONDERVAN

78    SONE ALUKO

79    REKEEM HARPER

80    SCOTT FRASER

81    KAYDEN JACKSON

82    FRANK BROGAN

83    JASON DOZZELL

84    MYLES KENLOCK

85    BRYAN HAMILTON

86    JON NOLAN

87    MICH D’AVRAY

88    SIMON MILTON

89    IDRIS EL MIZOUNI

90    TOM GARNEYS

91    TEDDY BISHOP

92    STEVE McCALL

93    FRANK YALLOP

94    COLE SKUSE

95    MICK LAMBERT

96    DAVID LINIGHAN

97    GWION EDWARDS

98    TREVOR WHYMARK

99    FREDDIE SEARS

100  ALAN JUDGE

101   HERMANN HREIOARSSON

102   TONY MOWBRAY

103   BARTOSZ BIALKOWSKI

104   GERRY BAKER

105   BILLY BAXTER

106   LUKE CHAMBERS

107   BERSANT CELINA

108   ROY BAILEY

109   JOHN ELSWOTHY

110   STEFKI KUQI

111   TOMMY SMITH

112   CHRISTOPHE BERRA

113   GEORGE MACLUCKIE

114   CLIVE WOODS

115   JONATHAN WALTERS

116   DARYL MURPHY

117   STAN PARKER

118   COLIN VILJOEN

119   SIMON MILTON

120   ROY STEPHENSON

121   ROGER OSBORNE 

122   CHRIS KIWOMYA

123   JIMMY McLUCKIE

124   LARRY CARBERRY

125   COLIN HARPER

126   MICK BURNS

127   DOUG MORAN

128   BASIL ACRES

129   HARRY BAIRD

130   KEN HANCOCK

131   DAVE BELL

132   KEN MALCOLM

133   OSSIE PARRY

134   JIM FEENEY

135   DAVE BEST

 

compiled by Harriet Blackbury

January 2022

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Thank you for visiting my website    Regards Harriet 

 

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