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


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