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Thursday, 31 January 1985

Bad Dreams

‘Spellbound’ – Siouxsie And The Banshees




Last night, I dreamt that Jayne finished with me – and it was your fault, shit-face.

Today, Joey rang Jayne for Liz’s phone number.

Not a bad month, though. New girlfriends, great discos and six fun-filled days in Yorkshire!


OLD DIARY ENTRIES...

This time 9 years ago:



‘I watched Doctor Who: The Seeds Of Doom (Part One).

This time 4 years ago:


‘New Doctor Who: The Keeper Of Traken (Part One).

This time 2 years ago:
‘I’m nice and better now. I’m mad on Planet of the Apes again!


Watched The Comic Strip Presents… tonight, in Summer School...



...It was good, but still weird.’


[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]







 
 

Wednesday, 30 January 1985

Neutrality

'Girls Just Want To Have Fun’ – Cyndi Lauper

 

Today, Betty (my Mum) passed her driving test. I know she’s seeing a little more of (pub customer) Freddie Dale than she should be. I could say something, but she needs her fun and it’s her life, not mine. I want to be neutral. Will I regret this?

Kirsty finished with Brett.

OLD DIARY ENTRIES...

This time 2 years ago:
‘I just had a sore throat today.’


[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

Tuesday, 29 January 1985

Ringing Jayne

‘Wouldn’t It Be Good’ – Nik Kershaw



I babysat for Tracey’s kids. I also rang Jayne for a chat.

Number One is still Foreigner.


OLD DIARY ENTRIES...

This time 8 years ago:
 
‘I watched Doctor Who: The Robots Of Death (Part One).




[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]



Monday, 28 January 1985

Mandy's New Boyfriend

‘Gold’ – Spandau Ballet


School today, which wasn’t too bad.

Mandy has a new boyfriend. I can’t say I’m surprised.


OLD DIARY ENTRIES...

This time 7 years ago:
 
‘I watched Doctor Who: Underworld (Part Four).

This time 6 years ago:
Gary had to baby sit again. He helped me draw my new Biff! comic.’

This time 2 years ago:
‘I’m still a bit poorly, but getting better.’


[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

Sunday, 27 January 1985

Gremlins

‘Aqua’ – Eurythmics


Went to the cinema with Jayne and her friends to see Gremlins.


Afterwards, I went to Jayne’s. We sat and kissed in the kitchen. She’s gorgeous in tight jeans.

I got a lift home from Mig and Jock, two customers from our pub.

OLD DIARY ENTRIES...
 
This time 6 years ago:
‘Our Trudy couldn’t baby sit, so our Gary did. I was a bit scared he was going to hit me, or wank on me, or make me eat curry powder and stab me with needles like he did when I lived at Aunty Vi’s, but he was all right.’

This time 2 years ago:
‘I’m beginning to get better. By the end of the day I felt okay. Men at Work are at Number One with ‘Down Under’.
 

 
It’s good.’

This time last year:
 
Doctor Who: Frontios (Part Two).


[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

Saturday, 26 January 1985

The Tylers

‘Instinction’ – Spandau Ballet


Went up town to meet Jayne and her friends: Linda and Mark, and Kirsty and Brett. Liz and Joey joined us.

Afterwards, I went back to Jayne’s in Wisbech and met her family. Her mum’s a funny one – knitting and watching 1950s movies on the video. Her brother’s a hippy who just happens to be mad on computers. Her dad is an ageing heavy rocker who runs the official fan club of a very famous rock band.

OLD DIARY ENTRIES...

This time 6 years ago:
‘My half-cousin Trudy’s babysitting. Trudy’s really sexy and teaches me about the Bible.
 
I wish she’d do what Cheryl did.’

This time 3 years ago:
 
‘I watched Doctor Who: Four To Doomsday (Part Four).

This time 2 years ago:
‘Very ill. Achy and strange. I didn’t go to school. Doctor Who: Snakedance (Part Four)...
 
 
...Good.’

This time last year:
‘New Doctor Who story: Frontios (Part One)...

...Good.’


[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

Friday, 25 January 1985

The Elm Disco

‘Whammy Kiss’ – The B-52s


Tonight I went to the Elm disco with Jayne. It was smart. Stacey Nene finished with Joey. Eventually, he started going out with a girl called Liz. She’s the girl Dave and I followed around Wisbech on the 12th.

RW + JT. True love.

OLD DIARY ENTRIES...

This time 2 years ago:
‘Started getting poorly with flu. It feels awful. I watched Doctor Who: Snakedance (Part Three).
 
 
Mum watched it with me again and we both really enjoyed it!
 
Watched The Creature from the Black Lagoon, which was alright.’




[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]


 

Thursday, 24 January 1985

The Wizard of Oz at the Angles Theatre

‘The Power Of Love’ – Frankie Goes To Hollywood


At last we performed The Wizard of Oz at the Angles Theatre to an audience of primary school kids. It was a success!

Rang Jayne. I’m now going out with her for sure.


OLD DIARY ENTRIES...

This time 9 years ago:
I watched Doctor Who: The Brain Of Morbius (Part Four).



This time 4 years ago:
I watched Doctor Who: Warriors’ Gate (Part Four).


I loved it.




[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]


Wednesday, 23 January 1985

Capturing the Lion

‘Rio’ – Duran Duran

 
Did my own private rehearsal for Oz. I was trying to capture the Lion’s mannerisms.


OLD DIARY ENTRIES...

This time 2 years ago:
Came home to Pontefract. Me and Ian cuddled in bed last night.





[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]
 
 
 

Tuesday, 22 January 1985

Rehearsing Oz

‘Club Tropicana’ – Wham!



Rehearsed for The Wizard of Oz in Drama. We’re nowhere near ready!

Number One is still Foreigner.
 
 
OLD DIARY ENTRIES...

This time 8 years ago:
I watched Doctor Who: The Face Of Evil (Part Four).
 
 
 
This time 2 years ago:
Went out in the snow today and played Blake’s 7 with Ian. He’s got curly hair so he was Tarrant and I was Avon.
 
 
Had a fight with some bullies. Not sure how we won, but we did.


[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]


Monday, 21 January 1985

Finishing with Mandy Dell

‘O Superman’ – Laurie Anderson



We're outside the gym. I know all about you and Jayne, snaps a voice. Mandy. Jayne? I ask. Butter wouldn’t melt. Ever. Jayne, then, spits Mandy’s sister. There’s a bunch of them, and they all look pissed off. Jayne? I ask, butter running down my chin. At the Fire Station Disco, says Mandy, folding her arms. She looks smug. I still fancy her, though. Fire Station Disco? Yeah, that’s me. In my pool of rapidly congealing butter. Anything you want to tell me? she asks. Er. I’m mumbling. Too afraid to go through the motions of finishing with someone whose knickers I’d still like to get my hand into. I think we should finish, she says, not unrealistically. Me too, I say, saving face. She’s going. Taking her grim entourage with her. I don’t think I even care. We were together two months. November. I couldn’t believe my luck when I stole her off Dave. Don’t fuckin worry, mate, says Stan, from out of nowhere, I’ll’ve fingered her by Friday. And off he goes, whistling...

Rang Jayne. She wasn’t up as she’d gone to bed early.

I’m starting to realise that two years of my relationship with Mandy are over. Oops! I meant to say ‘two months’. Twat!

Later on, Jayne rang me. We chatted for a while. She got my number and my address from Stacey Nene. But how does Stacey know where I live? Weird. Joey must have told her.

[- says Jayne, coming to the phone. Hi, I say, it’s me. I was in bed, laughs Jayne’s voice. Bed? It’s only nine o’clock. I was just so knackered, she sighs. I’m carried on her breathy voice to a place where she allows me to put my hand up some cute nightie and part the soft curly hairs between her thighs -]

Oh! Jabba and I made a bet with Rachel Baker that we’ll be on TV before January 21st 1986! I think we’re going to lose!!!!!!!!!

OLD DIARY ENTRIES...

This time last year:

‘Watched The Comic Strip Presents: A Fistful Of Traveller’s Cheques. Brilliant.’

This time 2 years ago:

‘A day earlier than expected, I actually got to go and stay at Ian’s in Leeds. His mum and dad went out, so Mary Lennox babysat for us. I haven’t seen her for ages, and we necked, listening to Soft Cell and The Human League. Brill.’


 


[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

Sunday, 20 January 1985

About Jayne...

‘Thunder In The Mountains’ – Toyah



I rang Jayne. As I had guessed, she is the girl who works on the comic stall on Wisbech market. I’m well-in here! She’s 15, goes to Queens and is a friend of Stacey Nene.




[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

Saturday, 19 January 1985

Jayne Tyler

‘New Moon On Monday’ – Duran Duran



I went into Wisbech and got talking to two girls I didn’t know who asked me to go to the Fire Station disco. I agreed to.

At home, I saw a bit of the new Doctor Who story: Vengeance On Varos (Part One), which seemed pretty good, but it’s no fun watching it in black & white on a crackly portable.



Tonight, Joey went to the disco with me and ended up going out with a girl called Stacey Nene. I smooched with a girl called Jayne Tyler who gave me her phone number.

OLD DIARY ENTRIES...

This time last year:

 
'New Doctor Who story: The Awakening (Part One). Not bad.'



[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

Friday, 18 January 1985

Slags

'Sweet Dreams Are Made of This' - Eurythmics


Joey and I pissed about round school.

Talked to Paula Fox again. I was wrongly convicted of going out with her by some slags in the Third Year who were trying to stir up some trouble between me and Mandy.

You’re seeing Paula behind Mandy’s back! shouts a random slag.

If I'm honest, I would love to go out with Paula, but I'm not. That's not to say I'm not working on it, though...

OLD DIARY ENTRIES...

This time 2 years ago:
 
'A new Doctor Who story started tonight: Snakedance (Part One). I watched it with my Mum whilst she got ready for work and she actually enjoyed it.'


[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

Thursday, 17 January 1985

Cadging a Lion Costume

'Close (to the Edit) - Art of Noise


In Drama we did a dress rehearsal for The Wizard of Oz. At last, we've managed to cadge a Lion costume from the Angles Theatre in Wisbech.

Mum and George had a car crash on the way back from Peterborough, but are unhurt.



OLD DIARY ENTRIES...

This time 2 years ago:
'BBC's Breakfast Time television began today.


I watched The Comic Strip Presents... tonight in The Beat Generation. Weird.'



[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]
 

Wednesday, 16 January 1985

Paula Fox is Gorgeous

‘Beatbox’ – Art Of Noise



Today I met a new girl who’s just started in the Third Year. Her name’s Paula Fox. She’s got freckles, short dark hair, a black coat and white tights. She’s gorgeous.

'My name’s Ritcherd. What’s yours?'

'Paula,' she replies.
 

I like her white woolly tights. I’d love to force my finger through them.

She’s gorgeous.


[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

Tuesday, 15 January 1985

Questprobe

‘Two Tribes’ – Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Snowed even more! We had a few snowball fights, and once more we finished school at 2.10pm.

Once again, I went to Jabba’s, this time with Brundle...

...to record some more versions of ‘Shitshifters’.

Then we played Questprobe on the computer.

[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]


 

Monday, 14 January 1985

Shitshifters

‘The Power Of Love’ – Frankie Goes To Hollywood



The return to school. Had a laugh in the snow, but school had to close at 2.10pm because of the weather. I went down to Jabba’s...


...to record ‘Shitshifters’.



OLD DIARY ENTRIES...

This time 2 years ago:
'I rang Ian Shackleton up in Leeds.'

This time last year:
















'Watched The Comic Strip Presents: Susie. Really good.'



[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]


Sunday, 13 January 1985

Still Waiting for Ro-Busters

‘Sexcrime’ – Eurythmics


Snowed like hell.

Still waiting for my Ro-Busters book to arrive.



OLD DIARY ENTRIES...

This time 2 years ago:


'Phil Collins is at Number One. ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’. It’s not bad.'



[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character ‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]


Saturday, 12 January 1985

Attack of the Cybermen

‘Tainted Love’ – Soft Cell



Went into Wisbech with Mandy. When she went home I saw Nancy Freeman. Met up with Dave and we followed an attractive young woman around.
 
 



















Only caught the end of Doctor Who: Attack of the Cybermen (Part Two) in black and white on the portable in my room. It looked really good, too, but I just don’t think I’m into it all that much.


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Friday, 11 January 1985

Toad of Toad Hall

‘Femme Fatale’ – Propaganda



Mrs Hazlitt has decided to cast me as a punk Stoat in the school play: Toad of Toad Hall. They might even give me Toad if someone else doesn’t do it.

‘I’m more than willing to play Toad,’ I offered. They promised to consider this generosity on my part.

Tonight I did some artwork on my Adventure Comics.

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Thursday, 10 January 1985

Cheap Labour

‘Cars’ – Gary Numan



Drama was brilliant!

Tonight I babysat for Tracy’s kids. Cheap labour.


OLD DIARY ENTRIES...

This time last year:
'Returned home on the train. It’s bad to be back. I hate Norfolk, but I love Yorkshire.'


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Wednesday, 9 January 1985

Snowball Fight

‘Realisation’ – Art Of Noise



Had a snowball fight at school.



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Tuesday, 8 January 1985

Dave's Concussion

Hyperactive’ – Thomas Dolby


It is the first day back at school and Dave...

...is arguing with Joey on the snow and ice. They push and thrust like infants until Dave falls over and bangs his head on concrete and ice. There is no blood, only bony numbness and a trip to hospital...


OLD DIARY ENTRIES...


This time last year:
'I stayed up quite late last night, listening to James Whale and Radio Aire on the headphones. Got up at 12.50pm. Had Sunday dinner. Later, Gran and Granddad Sugden popped down. Watched James Bond on TV.'

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