The BBs' Last Tango in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire - 23rd July 2016

The BBs are up in Tewkesbury, Gloucester, to play for Jo's sister's 50th birthday at a rented house/hamlet up in the honey-limestone hills of Middle Stanley, deep in the Cotswolds. As it happened, it also marks the end of a near fifteen-year run in the band's current form as Jo announces her departure in a post-breakfast meet-up at the Premier Inn, before the band return to the venue to pick up the gear.

next album: Bike Rides and the Beach, Norfolk and Suffolk - 24th July 2016
previous album: Fred's Camping, Curry and the Closing of B&Q, Thetford, Diss and Ipswich - 16th July 2016

On the A11, just outside Thetford, we make a stop to fill up with diesel

On the A14, there's the tragic sight of a crashed Morgan

We meet up with Rob and Henry at Kettering Services

Henry roams around the forecourt

Max wanders around the Tewkesbury Premier Inn

Rob with his leopard-print guitar case

Henry gets in a twenty-point turn as we overshoot the venue

Stuff is unloaded from the vans

The venue and the Cotswold hills

The band and Martin have a coffee

Jo gets carried away with 80s-style music videos on a spiral staircase

Henry sorts his kit out

A load of glasses, and a nice view out

Around the site is a former barn which is being turned in to an apartment using what looks like found materials

The site's heating and hot water runs off two huge eco-wood-burners

Henry gets a beer

The band hang around as guests start to appear

Stef shares a joke

Henry and his shirt

Jo does a rare voluntary pose for the camera

Henry tests his SPDS under the blue glow of Max's lights

An evening scene

Jo's sister does a speech

Henry's mic stand falls on to his snare drum and destroys the head

Max has a laff at breakfast

The derelict Easter Park - the disused former Dowty Seals and Trelleborg site on the A46

Another derelict entrance to what looks like a military base

The view back at the venue in the morning

The band packs up

Martin roams around

Max at some services near Huntingdon on the A14

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On the A11, just outside Thetford, we make a stop to fill up with diesel