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New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, Suffolk - 1st January 2006

The year's transition comprises a quiet night up the Swan drinking beer, followed by a New Year's Day cycle ride to the Black Horse in Thorndon and the Four Horse Shoes in Thornham, and then some scones around Bill's gaff in Yaxley. The six of us cycling means an almost-doubling of the previous year's turn-out...

next album: A Portrait of Hopgoods (Gentlemen's Outfitters), Diss - 4th January 2006
previous album: Walk Like a Shadow: A Day With Ray Mears, Ashdown Forest - 29th December 2005

Marc finds Bil's wedge of cash and hands it out

Playing cards

DH and Marc get some roll-ups on the go

Sue looks on

Alan pulls a pint

Sylvia, Alan and Claire-sprog

Alan takes Matthew behind the bar

Stick-game in the Thorndon Black Horse on New Year's Day

Apple John cues up

More trick shots from Apple

Apple surveys the table

Bill racks up (after a few lessons in ball arrangement)

Zen and the art of Pool: Paul becomes one with the stick

Bill looks like he's squeezing a fart out

Apple leans against the fireplace

Guv and Rachael make a brief appearance

Bill plans his next shot

Apple and Paul in the Thornham Four Horseshoes (of the apocalypse)

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Marc finds Bil's wedge of cash and hands it out