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Great Britain John's House - Jan 19

BikinGlynn

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This place is quite personal to me even if its not the greatest explore in the world.
John lived in the village I grew up & was a well known character, as you can see from his rather staggering CV he was a very clever chap but after many failures & illnesses in his life he became a 50 year old paperboy living with his mum!
Credit where its due though he has even managed to make that sound glamorous stating he is currently "involved with newspaper distribution" & was well known for doing his rounds in a suit!

John was a super friendly guy but lived in poor conditions which deteriorated when his mother died some. I have good knowledge the ground floors were gone while he was still in residence.

This was one of them places so close that I completely forgot about for many years, when I suddenly remembered this I arranged a visit as quick as poss which happened to be Christmas day 18, with a revisit a few weeks later early last year.

It really was pitch black in here so photography was an issue.

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Wish I was as clever as this guy.

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No My tripod hadnt broke! the floors had collapsed & the kitchen unit has been sitting at this angle for years!

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Particularly poignant are some of John;s suits which he was best known for!

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This whole room was filled level with the piano keys with stuff.

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John's mothers room.

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Always interesting to hear a back-story with places with like this
 

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Enjoyed your report and the photos ... agreed a very clever man
 

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This place is quite personal to me even if its not the greatest explore in the world.
John lived in the village I grew up & was a well known character, as you can see from his rather staggering CV he was a very clever chap but after many failures & illnesses in his life he became a 50 year old paperboy living with his mum!
Credit where its due though he has even managed to make that sound glamorous stating he is currently "involved with newspaper distribution" & was well known for doing his rounds in a suit!

John was a super friendly guy but lived in poor conditions which deteriorated when his mother died some. I have good knowledge the ground floors were gone while he was still in residence.

This was one of them places so close that I completely forgot about for many years, when I suddenly remembered this I arranged a visit as quick as poss which happened to be Christmas day 18, with a revisit a few weeks later early last year.

It really was pitch black in here so photography was an issue.

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Wish I was as clever as this guy.

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No My tripod hadnt broke! the floors had collapsed & the kitchen unit has been sitting at this angle for years!

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Particularly poignant are some of John;s suits which he was best known for!

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This whole room was filled level with the piano keys with stuff.

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John's mothers room.

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Great find mate
 
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BikinGlynn

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Aw, very poignant. No other family to deal with the house and his belongings then?
I believe there was a daughter not far away & am aware that some stuff of any value had been removed (was 2 grandfather clocks when he lived there for sure)
It seems a shame that she dosent deem things like his CV of value!
 
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