This cache: Is at 'The Planks' - a favourite paddling place for me and all local kids. I've a photo of a bunch of us there in the mid 70's with parents. We were all naked and I can be seen in the background having a wee. They were innocent times. You may find a bottle or cup rather useful here.
Biography: 1980 was mostly spent in wellington boots, even at the height of summer, such as the shot of me putting up a tent with Heather (June 11th 1980). This was also the year a glider narrowly missed our house before landing in the field behind it, where I'd often be found making camps out of hay bales. In 1980 I went to the recently opened Alton Towers and rode on the Corkscrew rollercoaster no less than thirteen times in succession. I went to see Flash Gordon with my brother and dad but were turned away from a long queue when the projector broke at the cinema in Buckingham.
Wider world: 1980 was the year of the new Mini Metro, the murder of John Lennon in New York, and Philips showing off this new non-scratch record; the Compact Disc. Peter Sellers, Alfred Hitchcock and Steve McQueen all died, while Dallas' JR had a narrow escape after he was shot - one of the most watched TV programmes in British history. Stone washed jeans were suddenly in fashion and everyone(ish) wanted a Rubik's Cube. Pacman hit arcades and The Woodhouse Way had everyone(ish) saying "Sit!" to their dogs. And other people's dogs. Flash Gordon was in (most) cinemas and The Shining was giving people called Jonny an excuse to act up. St. Winifred's School Choir were also horrific, but in a much sweeter way. Number 1 on my birthday: The Tide is High by Blondie.
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