Great pictures and isn't that the red dress hidden beneath the black jacket?
I was in a similar position to Richard, having decided to run a couple of erands before logging on this morning. Had I logged on at my usual time, I would have been able to get down to London in time, so I am really kicking myself!!
Never mind, as Stephany says, there will no doubt be other opportunities!
I hope you remembered to thank Hayley for posting your credit card payment Roger!
I certainly did, James. It was the first thing I said to her when she arrived. I also thanked Kathryn for her involvement because it was Kathryn to whom I sent the email. They both seemed to think nothing of it. Kathryn even said "these things happen; don't worry about it". I think we all know that not many artists or artists' managers would be so helpful.
Thank you Martin for your photographs. You even managed to fill a gap in mine. The two I took of Hayley with the bikers standing outside the "poppy" window were not good enough for the forum. Good to see you today.
Was it "crowded" - if we exclude the Bikers of course - or was it just you guys, official photographers and a few curious people?
No it wasn't crowded at all. If it seemed like it at times, it was only because of the confined space. The whole event took place on the pavement outside the building and about half the width of the road. One of the bikers was stopping traffic whilst the photographers were at work.
I am not convinced that 50 bikers were there. I didn't count them but I felt there might have been slightly less than that. There were eight or ten staff from the British Legion (who can be seen in some of the photographs) and a few passers by who stopped for a moment to see what all the fuss was about. Other than that, I think it was just Martin and I. Oh, and Hayley and Kathryn!
Hi All If you study the photos carefully you will see what appears to be a small poppy broach on Hayley's jacket. Both Roger and I thought this to be too much of a coincidence and undoubtedly goes to show what thought and consideration Hayley gave to this very short but poignant event.