Sunday 24 June 2018

Sunday Snap – The island festival

We were at Crathie Kirk near the Queen's Scottish residence of Balmoral for last week's Sunday Snap. I asked who Princess Anne married at this church in 1992 and the answer is

Timothy Laurence

Throwing confetti with the right answer were Susan, Cheryl, Kara and Anne.

This week we travelling over land and sea to the Isle of Wight. The 2018 Isle of Wight Festival this weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the first festival in 1968. It started off as a relatively small music festival on a farm near the tourist village of Godshill with about 10,000 people going. In the first year the headline act was Jefferson Airplane with other performances from Marc Bolan's Tyrannosaurus Rex and Fairport Convention. By the next year it had moved venue to Wootton and the attendance had grown to around 150,000. Part of the attraction was the first live appearance of Bob Dylan since a motorcycle accident three years previously.

For the third year the festival had become the stuff of legends. British Rail estimated an attendance of between 600,000 to 700,000 based on the number of ferry tickets it had sold. It had moved again to Afton Down and saw performers such as The Who, The Doors, Chicago, Jethro Tull, Leonard Cohen, Donovan and Jodi Mitchell. One of the notable performances of the five day festival was in the early hours of the final day. The performer had risen from backing group player to superstar within a couple of years. He was noted not only for songs such as Purple Haze and Voodoo Child but his outstanding electric guitar skills. Three weeks after his appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival he was dead at the age of just 27 after accidentally overdosing on barbiturates. In 2006 this statue of him was unveiled in the front garden of Dimbola Lodge, the former home of photography pioneer Julia Margaret Cameron, in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. This week's question is

Who is the statue of?

We were joined last week by Susan and high school inductions. Sara shared some of her favourite things such as Puget Sound at dusk, peace rose after the rain and the David Austin rose Carding Mill. It was Lisa's 20th wedding anniversary and she celebrated with a handmade card. The Madhouse of Cheryl has gone World Cup crazy supporting France. Kara's son found feeding the penguins and stroking a rhino all in a day's work as a zookeeper. It was time for a family gathering for Anne as she celebrated her brother's birthday. In the bird box Sue spotted an unusual visitor. In San Diego Jesh has been comparing photographic and painterly elements.

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  1. I have no idea, but it’s a pretty interesting statue x

  2. yes, it's definitely Hendrix (I'm married to a guitar player!) I was going to say it looks like the statue is in someone's garden, and it is!
    Thanks for hosting x

  3. Definitely Hendrix. That's quite a statue to have in your garden!


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