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An Interview with Rick Wakeman and Other Stories, Suffolk and Norfolk - 22nd July 2013

Rick Wakeman, legendary keyboard player with prog-rock band Yes and pianist on David Bowie's "Life on Mars" (amongst others) is interviewed in Amandine's Café in Diss for a new arts magazine run by one of Isobel's friends, and Nosher's there to take a few photos. Rick sociably belies his "grumpy old man" TV image as he tells of his interest in classic TV comedy "Dads Army" - filmed locally near Thetford (most of Perry and Croft's comedies were apparently filmed in and around Norfolk). Before and after this, there are a few garden activities including a probably-last-ever visit from Stephen and Gemma, prior to them leaving for the other side of the world, as well as the continuation of the demolition of the old 1958 asbestos garage.

next album: Henry's 60th Birthday, Hethel, Norfolk - 3rd August 2013
previous album: The 8th Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk - 17th-20th July 2013

Fred, Elizabeth, Harry, Grandad and Thomas in the back garden

Fred poses on the slide

A garden barbeque gathering

Harry - Baby Gabey - hurtles down the slide with his hair everywhere

Rick Wakeman chats about Dads Army

Rick Wakeman is definitely not 'grumpy old man' today

Pausing for thought

Rick with Sarah Veness

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the garage has almost totally disappeared

All that remains of the 1958 asbestos garage is a bit of rusty iron frame

...and it's gone

On Fair Green in Diss, Gabes (Harry) runs around

Fred does some climbing

Harry plasters ice cream all over his face

Harry stumps around the garden

Isobel and the boys mess around outside Fred's garden house

Fred does a good line in blocking the slide

A Dahlia

A deep orange dahlia

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Fred, Elizabeth, Harry, Grandad and Thomas in the back garden