The Issues of APRIL - 2009
Where are the
names of people with original ideas? There were several well-known probing
intellectuals, who seemed to be absorbing more education than they were
given, who had ideas and knew what it was to be properly education.
Where is no
rhetoric? Citizens have not been taught to be skeptical - if Sparrow
says so it is so - the white man say it so, so it is so.
were considered with a lot of great hope like Peter Simmons. He
has turned out shallow because it suited him better to join the establishment.
He became a high commission and has a column just because he is BLP.
fellows went up to London their idea was to pass and come back home
and “we going show Grantley what we think!”
there was so much hope for a lot more from him. He was bright
and in London talked real progressive things and ideas, passed his exams
LLB and LLM, and the idea was not to go back home to fuss with a degree
or a profession but sadly he come back and he went after the glory.
He inherited Tom’s seat in St. Thomas.
There was no
politics in his syllabus. Barrow went to the right place and found
the right people at the London School of Economics probably young Manley
got a lot of things rubbed off at a time when there had progressives,
who would buck the system, who said when things were wrong.
John Connell went and came back and his black power was too rough and
To read Al
Gilkes’ columns in the Advocate during 1962, when the High Altitude
Research Project came makes one wonder if he just took what HAPR personnel
wrote and put his name on it. To have known what he wrote about
at that time would have meant that he would have been able to follow
the course of history as it unfolded in Europe, Africa and Asia Minor.
failed from the started.
are more Anglican church building, more than anybody else in any denomination,
they are not fully used and are there doing nothing. One of the
worst areas is how these religious people take away what little brain
is left - they have got a grip on too many people. A whole
class of them calling themselves, Pentecostal, the new brand name gear.
It starts with the priest, where it is a profession not a calling.
Go or be sent
to a college in America and come back and get a Church and the best
way to get a following is to come up with something new, rent a space
and use women to entice. Join them and get money, then tell funny
things about God but they get the following. The aim is branches
and not about moral structure.
come down with their boat. They have a whole of lot of people
with money who pledge them their money. They have a lot of books
cheaper especially for those that can get on the boat and get to sail
around the world and get free food. The main thing is the head
of the religion is the maximum guru and his style is everybody style.
had to open a rum shop because he was black. That is the sort of thing
that obtained in the Anglican Church. They were born out
of Henry VIII. Henry was a scholar, he was bright not like so
many other kings. He was an educated man, could quote books,
was a lawyer and was young - eighteen or nineteen, when he became king.
He was also a horrible lecher.
The Roman Catholic
Church had bound to a certain behaviour and his behaviour was frowned
upon by them. He wanted to legitimise his philandering so he said:
“I am the head of the England and we done with Rome.” He cut
of two women heads. He did not execute Catherine because she was
an ugly woman. Anne Bolyne was a pretty woman and a whore.
He saw her in Regency park and he fell in love with her.
She did not have a son so Henry found a law to cut off her head.
Every day on
the call-in programmes people call in to say they read something in
a book so it has to be true. If a teacher stand up in front of
a class of unspoilt minds and says one and one is two it is accepted
because otherwise the chidren cannot count the change in their pocket.
So when he tell then that Jesus come down and he had four legs and two
were cut off it is nonsense. This is what is happening, what is
read in a book is not analyse. The bible is not looked in to see,
who is telling the story. They were real people that wrote the
Very day, now
it is prophesy. John is the only disciple that died a natural
death. He was Jesus’ brother and may have been feared.
He had a vision and wrote a lot of things but it is allegorical interpreted
and it cannot be interpreted unless someone also had a revelation.
The early Christian
used to eat the mescaline mushroom and become very high.
In the 18th
century there was a mathematician, who ran afoul of authorities in France
and was condemned to die. He spent the last thirty days of his
life writing out a lot of mathematical equation. He did not have
enough time to write solutions to those equations and it was only in
the 1930s and 40s that these formulae were accepted and found to be
true but there was no way of solving them without modern technology.
society would have had no scientific language so all sorts of unscientific
explanations crop up like Babel - that diversification has to be accounted
for so Babylon began to speak one language, trying to get to heaven
by building a tower. It is a layman’s translation, like today the
weather changed because of satellites but neither are true explanations.
The bible was
forbidden to be read until Henry VIII’s time. It was written
in Latin, not read in English so that most people could not read it.
This is not to try to stop belief in God but to say work things out.
A God of love does not and never killed off people or kill babies like
they say about David and Batsheba’s baby. Accept nothing short
of a loving God.
study of the Bible is the King James Version and most of it was done
by thirty scholars under James I of England’s patronage and the translation
was compromised. The best translation was put out that was politically
correct; a version that did not disabuse anybody; especially the King,
who hated women and was a terrible pederast, homosexual. He could
not keep himself to himself and generally only appointed another queen.
He was most arrogant and said that Jesus had his John and he had his
David and believed that he was appointed by God.
for the old testament had to be translated from Hebrew into English,
not only that, the old scriptures did not have one particular manuscript
there were different books found all over the place in scrolls and what
not. What these people are calling modern Israel is not the Hebrews.
The Jews had to learn Hebrew, when they formed the state of Israel.
They are speaking Hebrew - a new language.
the Bible is difficult; it has no vowels and depending on the vowel
it could be could mean different things. These writing were put
into Hebrew then into Greek, the Greeks were more educated, and then
the Romans came and put them into Latin.
some one stumbles on the facts. We know that because this is the
20th century but that was the 15th and 16th
century. So what to do it is too late they cannot be sent to school
after all. That is what we should be doing here.
cannot be understood how can such an obscure language as Ancient Egyptian
be, when the Egyptians, nowadays, themselves cannot do it. The
closest to that language is Ethiopian that is what Jesus spoke.
Written Eastern languages would have been Amharic and the Coptic languages,
Ethiopia, Abyssinia those languages - some have remained pure but the
people, who how inhabited Israel were scattered and very often the Bible
had to be read for them.
so many languages but most would have spoken Egyptian but would have
understand one another but they did not necessary speak the same.
Jesus was not a straight nose longhaired white fellow.
So many religious
ones cannot think. The Iman, had to learn Arabic and had to learn the
Koran by heart and here him speak he is a real Bajan and a business
Mein Kamp may
one day turn up as somebody’s bible.
The thing is
that they are blind people in the land of the one-eyed but they cannot
see because how can I be dumb when I know the bible by heart.
Get enough money and afford to be good.
Like a certain
There once was a little frog, whose mother told him that there was no animal bigger than her and one day the little frog saw a cow.
“I saw a big, big animal mother.”
“Calm down how do you mean big. Bigger than me?”
“Impossible!” The mother began to swell herself. “As big as this.”
“Far bigger mummy.”
She swelled again. “As big as this.”
“No mommy bigger.”
blew herself up until she burst.
That is how
the economy is. Just like the frog in the story the economy is
going to burst before the end of this year. Money laundering going
be cut back and Cuba going be opened before the end of this year and
all those cruise liners will be calling at Cuba.
not allow ugly and it could not happen to a more deserving people; all
the affluence and prosperity from, which all of these things in the
above article stems. The people are lost in pure depravity: homosexuality,
trunking, lesbianism, raucous behaviour, anal intercourse, skin-out,
wuk-up, sexual molestation and assault. It is the madness of Ancient
what it always was: a showpiece for and the centre of slavery.
And when Castro dies all those who wait in Barbados will be back in
Cuba their Shangra-La and we can then say goodbye to our riches.
I have been writing that for the last twelve years.
should go down on our knees and suck Castro’s toes and say thank you
to him from the bottom of their hearts. Down to the 1950s we and
Jamaica, Haiti, Bermuda, the Bahamas were sugar, sugar, sugar, molasses
and rum and when Castro took over in 1959/60 and decided that he is
a communist our tourism took over - and then the deep water harbour
the day that Cuba established a rapport with the US for all intense
and purposes Barbados’ tourism is dead, Carnival Cruises going
to Cuba. The flood has started. Cuban Americans are flocking
back to Cuba. There is no limit now on how much time they
can spend or when they can travel and thousands of them are converging
on Cuba. Cuba is way ahead of us with interpersonal relations
and the most important one is that, unlike what happens in Barbados,
when a woman meets another woman in Cuba there is an automatic bond
a friendship but in Barbados when a woman meets another woman
it is a sizing up situation because they are fighting for scarce resources
in a resource scarce economy.
Case – The Same Old Same Old
We have not
built on the knowledge of our bright people. We have not look
at the 80s or 90s and see what our bright ones did. In fact we
do not know who our bright ones are.
We eating so
much chicken because the fish is so expense. Geography says the
Atlantic has more edible fish than any other sea so why do we not have
a fishing industry like the Japanese who trawl these waters but that
would take brains and Eric St. John. Instead of taping in
on his knowledge gained from his grandfather the Nation newspaper prefers
to feature his pre-teen grandchildren as great agriculturalist.
We have only
yesterday the minister calling for the price of chicken to drop.
We had the chicken issue in Antigua and Barbuda in 1987. And the
two opponents were: on one side was Tim Hector, a soviet sympathizer,
editor and only head ever of the Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement
and pubisher of a weekly six page newspaper the Outlet and the Prime
stop the importation of inexpensive American chicken because the more
expensive locally produced chickens meant jobs. An important economic
policy of the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda was that his people
must be able to eat for EC$5.00 a day. In Barbados you can eat
at $50.00 a day. So if businesses want to set up a chicken
farms then they will have to produce inexpensive chicken.
What the economist
should work out is whether at the price of our chicken how many cannot
eat chicken as compared to how many are employed and how many of those
can afford to buy the expensive chicken and how much.
People in this
country have basic problems and this recession is going to show up that
they do not eat proper food. Food has no show value so by the
fancy clothes and stick to slave food disguised as cheap macaroni and
chow mien - from the stadium to the agriculture exhibition to the home
party macaroni pie. Those living on a house spot in a development with
not a lime or pawpaw tree around only ornamentals will be supermarket
When we talk
about housing and talk of building multi-story accommodation that is
one of the most vicious and anti-social that happens in a society.
It is a sociology time bomb the people living on the first two floors
are pretty safe because they have access to the streets but those on
the fourth floor that have to go down four floors with these large population
vandalism will take place in this island, where they take out the toilet
Knox Goddard had been running around for more than a year saying that
CLICO had got permission to develop all that land around Staple Grove
etc. In the days of my grandmother’s youth Staple Grove was
about 500 acres then there was Kent next to it and then Upton with the
windmill house, that went all the way to the corner by BET all was owned
by one owner. There now cutting up very fertile land and if sugar
cane is not paying it should be planted in food.
Now an announcement
about this development is made and in the biggest piece of whoring by
the Nation newspaper has not disclosed the name of the developer.
is funny and not funny like ha! ha! neither. Our citizens behave
as if Barbados is on the cusp of economic boom. In nine months
this country is going to be reeling; already the Central Bank has advised
to settle debts and do not owe money. After August there are going
to be cuts back in everything. Seven years of famine the bible
said seven years of famine.
credit thing has been caused by about a half dozen white people, who
were crooked. They sat on the sidelines and waited for certain
things to arrive on the scene. It seems that crooks have taken
of Barbados have allowed heavy duties to be placed by successive governments.
100 percent and over duty on cars serves no purpose only to fill somebody’s
pocket. The disabled cannot bring in a bus without duty because
the authorities make no exceptions.
When the Prime
Minister talks about properties does he mean buying them cash or property
that is owed on. Years ago, a plantation, after it was bought;
it was closed and there were all sorts of vines in the cane that brings
down sugar production. Liabilities are needed to be known not
only assets for liabilities overall might be more than the assets.
with the ownership of some things, what is really needed is a look into
where the money came from and what was the association with companies
and with directors.
have sat on the board say: “I do not believe or trust
not one word that comes out of their mouths.”
of one company in the 1990s when taken over from another. There
was a shop and the company used to take all the money out of that one
company. Credit was taken – to be more accurate $10 million
dollars and all over due – when there was only a $3 million line of
credit with the bank.
Money was not
actually taken out of the shop but goods, which is the same difference.
Goods were ordered for the shop and were sold and what was done with
the money is not known. Stock went down and after two or three
shipments were owed for from suppliers the supplier cut them off, goods
could not be ordered again, serious financial problems occurred.
That is what ran the shop into the ground. That was the first
and many years ago.
people saw this so how is it that these things could happen and why
could not our Prime Ministers, politicians and businessmen predict these
A lot of things
stand in the way - some very vicious things - threats on family and
life to those, who would not cooperate. A board was told about
receiving threatening telephone calls and they asked what to do
and were told nothing that the situation was being handle by a
paid tap on the telephone from the telephone company and from that there
was never another threatening telephone call. So the reader can
deduct for themselves.
If a company
is not in trouble why give. Read the papers everyday there is
trouble in every country. Many years ago those who worked for
these companies went around and said that they would not let their dog
deal with them.
The Prime Minister
and his band of happy men have not realized that the best way to gets
voters is to do good works. Oistin fish market renamed Baby Dookes fish
market. It is election rigging appealing for votes but on the other
hand the voting public is so ignorant that it does not vote on altruism.
are credited with brains. It is beginning to dawn slowly that
the DLP Ministers are not the brightest, they lack experience and are
not prepared to go, where experience is.
There is so
much in society that is mostly ignorant. The Prime Minister
visits a company and needs thirty people and press. That is angering
and styling but style cost money. The Prime Minister is
sharing the money.
cannot afford that waste. The situation is not happy, when
ministers and civil servants turn governance into social exercises for
people, who do not care. Under the guise of do-gooders, schemes
are thought up to speak and get appearance fee, not for five dollars
but maybe a couple of hundred dollars, and those, who got control, rubber
stamp these work-outs that are held in great halls and hotels and the
Grand Salle and the Barrow Center and the Sir Lloyd and they in their
fancy dresses with fancy speeches and they give hors d’oeuvres that
all seem to come from the same caterer.
The same old,
same old. All the time there are things that one lot criticize
and when they get in they do the same. Our P.M. is all over the
place:- he was in London; he was in Jamaica. He is not doing
like his former party’s prime minister: trust people and allow them
to take on responsibility and when the time the former P.M was ready
to clean up his act and get rid of most of them but he left this life.
be defined in all sorts of ways: demo is the people, Kratos cracy
is rule. So everybody has democracy. Democracy should be
people having real control of their own destiny and that has not happened.
There are people with financial control with habits of puritan
England. They rule and dictate how people should be and have and
every black girl, when they were twelve was easy prey and these same
people sat up front in the Anglican Church. We still have that
tradition for else why prevent people from flying kites on Good Friday
and going to Easter picnics.
Hey! Diddle! Diddle! The cat and the fiddle the cow jumped over the moon!
boy laughed to see such fun and the dish ran away with the spoon!
This is a lesson
about ambition overriding the possibility of achievement.
Little Jack Horner sat in a corner eating a Xmas pie;
He put in his thumb and pulled out a plumbAnd said what a good boy am I!
A lesson to
show that what Jack did was not an achievement the plumb was already
in the pudding. The sarcasm of these rhymes is not understood.
distance between two points is a straight line. That is not the
right definition; the shortest distance between two points on a plain
surface is a straight line. A black man, Hannibal, knew that a
long time ago when he crossed the Alps and took a straight direction
but not a straight line.
We are in difficult
waters and so many have an idea that they are great and have bestowed
the laurel leaves on themselves as they feed off and devour knowledge
from the bright and intelligent, whom they despised and when the time
is right regurgitate it in a form that is more palatable to the public
Last week on
his programme, Andrew Pilgrim played it like Mac Fingall. They
play the idiot! Wa Dax! What is its meaning. It is
a class thing - a quasi class - that behaves as if everything is a joke.
La! De! Da! Let us make fun of this for nothing is important we
are alive, we are pretty and we treat everything on that trivial level
- trivialize everything. That is Pilgrim, which should contrast very
seriously with his performance as a lawyer.
deep ironic situations - unless something can get a laugh in a play
it is not understand - they have even found a way to laugh in
Julius Caesar - when Cleopatra put the asp to her breast they laugh
and say that is only a play.
through Andrew is that he is a cynical person and he is laughing at
people all the time but do not mind how idiotic they getting on out
there they not going bring that kind of nonsense to middle class people.
Why do they do it? May be it is an arty-farty thing for Andrew’s
father was one of the few and only boys that drove himself to school
and his uncle, Paul, was a founding member of the Barbados Rally Club,
which was in the 50s, when only the cream of the coloured society,
like Dobbie Douglas, were members
If I were his
mother I would think that he might be getting back at me for it is certain
that he would not have seen that behaviour or mores while under his
family’s middle class roof.
will play that he agrees with the “um dat” kind of thing but he
is not with that. Jeanette Layne Clarke in her column, Bobby Clarke,
they do the split personality thing. Tom Adams used one voice
for the lower classes and one for the better offs but none of them doing
that in their own real lives. Edward “Kamau” Brathwaite talks
about nation language and he wears locks; he understands that there
is some affinity with metaphors but he expresses himself in impeccable
like Jim Carrey, where falling down is to make people laugh but these
are no Jim Carrey or Jimmy Edwards, who always got a laugh, was bright
and he was a mathematics masters. Tony Hancock was a better comedian,
he made a lot of money and he killed himself eventually. Our Fingalls
and Pilgrims feel that they are celebrities but it is not so they do
not act like professionals, do not rehearse, there is no editing and
no disciplines. Daphne Hackett gone and Cynthia Wilson, Peta Alleyne
and such people try with the likes of Belly Laugh and are happy with
such. The only one that would not compromise to descend to that
level is probably Alfred Pragnell.
It is self
indulgence. Jewel and her cackling Bajan Women, which cannot be watched
more than once and not to its conclusion. “I want people to
see me on a motor cycle: let me be seen doing this, interviewing the
American Ambassador,”- and all that at the expense of the audience.
They figure that they are too big for their boots. “We are big
so we can do anything,” - and speaking like the queen in the third
person. “Pilly went to Africa” - “Hamilton Lashley
is not going to do that.”
It is a particular
bend – for a particular effect or effete. “Oh! I discovered
Africa!” They believe that they are at the same level
of the Hollywood stars and that is what afflicts Barbadians. They
believe the spin, which is put out there: Barbados is the best
in the world. Everything about Barbados is fantastic, we are stars!
It is all to
do with behavioural science but our society is not governed by science
and so a lot of analyzing is needed - like, when old people tied a fowl
or a turkey by the foot, fed them - sometimes the birds were force fed
and when the string was removed, the birds did not wander out of the
radius of the circle of the thread because the birds had that territory
and did not know they could go further.
They do not
know that they are free.
An old chief
messenger wore khaki suit and top hat and every body above a janitor
he called: “Yes Sir!” and when he retired, on mornings he
dressed the same way and went and stood outside the public buildings.
There is so
much of that and it is tied up in what we call - tradition - meaning:
happen, there is no explanation for it,” and even the politician
are not bright enough to know it is done. The Prime Minister is
still Deus ex machine - God in the machine. Owen did the same
and all the rest did it. He is God by virtue of his office and
sitting at the top of the pinnacle, so do not confront him.
to think manners means do not cuss the white man translated means -
the boss cannot be told when he is wrong. In the army it
is yes sir! Salute and have the courage to do what needs to be done
in the way it should.
There are definitions,
“connective dissonance” – e.g. a person joins a group and finds
that the group’s behaviour is not what was expected but some want
is fulfilled so the person reconciles the difference, adapts, explains
away, resorts to defensive mechanisms, and defends the conduct.
What can be
recognized as plain ordinary common, manipulation, denial and refusal
to face reality. That is observable with more and more people.
See but blot out, hear but not listen, pay no attention let the bright
ones talk, what they want to talk, do not be disrespectful, ask questions
that bare no reality to the topic and appear intelligent.
It is an idiot’s
stance. Jewel Forde in a recent interview with the American Ambassador
wanted to show her intelligent so she catered to the Ambassador, smiled
when she did not have to do and did not let the woman talk. When
she looked at a painting she said: “I got one of them home.”
This behavior is the way to get through and the line of least resistance.
Every morning on “Morning Barbados” subjects come prepared to say
certain things, do not give proper answers and hope that a question
is asked for what they have to say. Barrow called it appearance.
not know about what they speak and concentrate on style - catch phrases
and translate one another words because it sounds good.
“um, did, dat, wunnah” not recognizable as language. There
is a new word impact, impact is an intransitive verb and must carry
a preposition. Transitive and intransitive - I eat bread - there
has to be subject and an object.
A fellow came
in court charged with stealing jewelry and he wore a big medallion.
The magistrate said: “officer bring that thing let me see it,” he
drop it on the desk and he did not hear a tingle because it was not
published by Clennell Wickham is in the Archives and in it there was
a regular column called Lizzy and Joe, written in Bajan and rhyme, and
very amusing. The innuendo of these two people’s conversation
was brilliant and should be required reading so that some can see how
language is used.
was a body of West Indian literate Charles Dickens was read. In Dickens’
books there was standard English and Cockney. Cockney connects
a similar word and make it rhyme, and it is spoken by those people born
and living in a district within the sound of the bells of Bow Church
in Bow Street, where there was a police court, police court because
all the prostitutes and petty thieves use to go before the magistrate
There is pure
French Castilian and the spelling has to be this way and the grammar
and that is the only authorize one. Spanish is the same.
There is an academy that controls and the Spanish popular press cannot
do things like how the American do like spelling “nite” for night.
There is some accommodation of dialect among the people but it is not
authorized or even looked favorable upon by the authority.
In South America
and Puerto Rico Spanish there are many things that the native Spaniard
would understand in as short space of time like our wunna, the English
would understand in time.
People in England
did not go to school until 1844 after their first education law.
A revised Education Act came in the middle of the war, when Churchill
realized that lack of education was why people were caught so unaware
and he made education compulsory. Before that the education
system was based on elitism. Barbados never relied on the local expert
we accepted everything that was done in other places and did not have
an Education Act until the 1900s.
They had very
few local inspectors of school and he came down and did a silly thing.
A man called Hayden was the first director of education.
He introduced age grouping and one morning a child was in 1st
form at 10 years-old and the next morning in 3rd form in that age grouping.
members of parliament and there is no brain test to get in the House.
A political leader must be educated to the broader world issues and
at this time too many that govern are backward. They have no idea of
rhetoric” - meaning style but rhetoric is the opposite of style.
Rhetoric is much too fundament to ignore, it is not a surface thing
and it needs deep study.
are the same thing, from where do they come? Let us face it from
the beginning Grantley Adams had bright men around him that could shine
but he did not promote them for the moon gets its light from the sun
and he did not want them to get too close. I remember even
en Grantley Adams he would pass he was very careful not to be seeing
mixing with certain people that was Grantley. Grantley was
another Grantley man.
had a rum shop, where there is the statue of Clement Paynes now.
He ran that it for about fifty years. Young civil servants went
there and Adams use to go. He usually bought a half bottle of
J.R. coloured rum. He came in sat d at a table and Horace brought
his bottle out. Grantley acknowledges the boys, sent drinks over
there for them, but he did not go over because, some said, he felt that
they would drink his rum. He never paid Horace.
not a scamp because he saw that certain thing needed to be done and
got them done but he did not want any company and that had and affect
on that generation - fellows like Sleepy Smith and Cupid Williams, who
went to St. Lucia. The fellows could join the Labour Party
but they could not get a position. Hugh Springer was line up for
to be president, when Grantley got him the job, which was a launching
pad for Frank Walcott.
All the politicians
did that. It is just perverse characters and then the sideline politicians
themselves were not educated. Grantley got rid of Hugh Springer.
Sir Mencea Cox had a wife and N.E. Wilson used to horn him all the time,
she ended up with a white fellow. Cox was a taxi driver, owner
of a taxi. He was self-educated and was kept around maybe
because regardless of how well educated he became he could not be a
was one of Adams men he had a bar and restaurant but Adams would not
put him on the executive committee. There was Edwy Talma; he was
bright but he did not want the absolute position. Wynter Crawford
got rid of himself and Theodore Brancker and all of them left.
Grantley kept Ronald Mapp - he was a teacher - and all those that worshipped
was born in Haiti that is why he never was knighted. He was not enfranchised
because a Barbadian knight must be born here. He lived just above
Top Rock on the left hand side. He was bright and was not allowed
although Grantley sent him to the UN on behalf of Barbados. Grantley
sent him as high as Grantley wanted him to go. Vaughn, like most
great men, one of his passions was writing - he wrote a lot but never
published and he played the ukulele. Grantley kept Husband, Smith,
Walcott and Miller – although Miller was different he had initiative.
played the saxophone and he kept it in the trunk of his car, M22.
He and the boys started to drink in Baxter’s Road by old Arthur Cave
and when Arthur Cave was ready for home they retired to a mulatto fellow
from Tichbourne or by Enid in Nelson Street or Rudy’s Inn on Bay Street
above the Police Boys’ Club on the Esplanade side. Ernie Small
used to play the organ there and drinking was until the cows came home,
when the crowd got small Freddie went to the back of his car, returned
inside and played his saxophone.
When enough was had the drinkers traipsed off to Roger Blackman, who lived in Maxwell Road. Freddie lived in Brighton and Arthur Gay in Lower Westbury Road so Freddie gave Arthur a ride home. Freddie never drove more than 10 miles and hour. “Freddie I could get out and walk.”