The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Sunday, 31 July 1988

The Last Day of July 1988


THE LAST DAY OF JULY 1988

 

‘Superfly Guy’ – S-Express



 

PARENTS GONE TO WALES.

 

FLASH AND I WATCHED WUTHERING HEIGHTS ON TV.


 

WENT AND WALKED TO MAGAZINE LANE PARK NEAR B.M.W.’S.  DRINKING SHERRY ON ROUNDABOUT.

 

STARTED WATCHING THE BISHOP’S WIFE.


 

Later:

 

‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ – SWANS



 

SWANS!  SWANS!

‘LOVE WILL TEAR US APART’ BY THE SWANS is my single most favourite record at the moment.  INDEEDY!


 

JULY is hard.  And sad.  It has been a trying time, and never dull.  ONLY IN LITTLE BITS.

 

WHAT ‘IS’? 

Flash … KatMarilyn MonroeDoctor Who … SWANS … SiouxsieStumpTransvision Vamp … money … Wuthering Heights

 

I HAVE SURVIVED ANOTHER MONTH.  JUST!

What is the end result?

One remark:

KAT HILL

 

AUGUST IS ON ITS WAY…

 

A horned beast with twitching talons and a snorting equine face that speaks of Satan and his domain…

 

‘Dream A Little Dream Of Me’ - The Mamas & the Papas



 

My favourite films are:

 

Some Like It Hot (Marilyn Monroe)

It’s A Wonderful Life (James Stewart)

The Bishop’s Wife (Cary Grant)

The Misfits (Marilyn Monroe)


White Christmas (Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby)

Wuthering Heights (Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon)

Scrooge (Alistair Sim)

Blade Runner (Harrison Ford)

Brazil (Jonathan Pryce)

Things To Come (Raymond Massey)


On Moonlight Bay (Doris Day)

Orphee (Jean Cocteau)

Rear Window (James Stewart)

Aliens (Sigourney Weaver)

 




 

[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]

 

Next time: ‘Some Like It Hot…’

Saturday, 30 July 1988

Not At Joey's 18th


‘You Came’ – Kim Wilde



 

WENT TO WISBECH FOR THE DAY WITH FLASH.

 

BACCHALLY’S.

 

DECIDED NOT TO GO TO JOEY DECAN’S 18TH.

 

THE FAMILY WAS A GOOD SERIES.


 




 

[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]

 

Next time: ‘The last day of July 1988…’

Friday, 29 July 1988

Regrets


‘Dirty Diana’ – Michael Jackson


 

WORKED MORNING.

 

I EARNED £30 THIS WEEK.

 

MY COLLEGE PLACE HAS BEEN ASSURED.  DO I WANT TO?

 

Flash is still providing a special diplomatic service for poor Willock.  It’s like the Samaritans here.  Willock has started talking about committing suicide – which we’ve tactfully kept secret from Kat at his request. 

 

I feel terrible.  I shouldn’t have split them up.

 




 

[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]

 

Next time: ‘Not at Joey’s 18th…’

Thursday, 28 July 1988

It's A Fram Olde Fwayholde


‘Beatin’ The Heat’ – Jack ‘n’ Chill



 

WORKED MORNING.

 

LOVE PROBLEMS GROW.  Willock won’t stop telephoning.  He started off by threatening me, but quickly realised that that wasn’t going to work, so now he just cries his eyes out at me.  And at Flash, when I’m not here.

 

DOCTOR WHO BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS WEEK:

 

The Doomsday Weapon by MALCOLM HULKE






The Loch Ness Monster by TERRANCE DICKS


 

FLASH AND I HAVE REFORMED THE SITUATION AND SET TO WORK ON A NEW TAPE OF LEFTOVER MATERIAL, WHICH IS CALLED IT’S A FRAM OLDE FWAYHOLDE.

 




 




 

[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]

 

Next time: ‘Regrets…’

Wednesday, 27 July 1988

Enemies


‘Def Con One’ – Pop Will Eat Itself



 

WORKED MORNING.

 

THIS AFTERNOON: PETERBOROUGH WITH FLASH + TO COMIC SHOPS (HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND, ETC).

 

LOVE PROBLEMS.  Kat left Willock, but Willock found out about she and I having sex and has sworn revenge at me – all evening on the telephone.  WE ARE NOW ‘ENEMIES’.

 

REHEARSAL.

 




 

[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]

 

Next time: ‘It’s a fram olde fwayholde…’

Tuesday, 26 July 1988

City Of Death


‘Oh What A Circus’ – David Essex



 

WORKED MORNING. 

 

WATCHED DOCTOR WHO: CITY OF DEATH ON VIDEO. 


GREAT.

 

BAND REHEARSAL.

 




 

[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]

 

Next time: ‘Enemies…’

Monday, 25 July 1988

Strange Events At Lola's


‘First We Take Manhattan’ – Leonard Cohen



 

WORKED A.M.

 

AFTERNOON IN WISBECH WITH FLASH.  BOUGHT DOCTOR WHO BOOKS. 


I BOUGHT FURY FROM THE DEEP AND FLASH BOUGHT BLACK ORCHID.


 

Food at BACCHALLY’S.

 

FLASH TOLD ME ALL ABOUT THE STRANGE EVENTS AT HIS LOCAL CHINESE TAKE-AWAY (LOLA’S).

[THESE LATER BECAME BASIC PLOT IDEAS FOR THE CHINESE PLAY – Ritcherd, 25th July 1994]

 




 

[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]

 

Next time: ‘City of Death…’

Sunday, 24 July 1988

Last of the Norwich Goth Days


‘Peek-A-Boo’ – Siouxsie And The Banshees


 

[THE LAST OF THE NORWICH GOTH DAYS FOR JEZ – Ritcherd, 24th July 1994]

 

RETURN FROM NORWICH.

 

OFFICIALLY STARTED GOING OUT WITH KAT HILL. 

 

CAME BACK TO BLACKBERRY NARROW WITH FLASH.  WATCHED THE DOCTOR WHO VIDEO AGAIN.

 

Later:

 

‘The King of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ – Prefab Sprout


 

Fortunately, my new girlfriend (now also enrolled within the ranks of NORCAT’s BTEC in PERFORMING ARTS) saw Larry, and was able to give me the requisite ‘pink sheet’ with preparatory work for the start of term.

 

[Well, it got there in the end – Larry Goodgirl, late 1988]

 




 

[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]

 

Next time: ‘Strange events at Lola’s…’

Saturday, 23 July 1988

Having Sex With Kat


‘Oh Funny Man’ – Sex Gang Children


 

Went to NORWICH with Flash, for a party at Belinda Reid’s.

 

KAT AND WILLOCK: TRIAL SEPARATION, much to Willock’s chagrin.

 

Leighton (who is Justine’s ex-boyfriend, don’t forget) tells me that Justine wants me to write to her with an apology for ‘hitting’ her, or she will blackmail me.  I was stunned into hilarity.

 

BELINDA’S PARTY.  MACHETES, ETC.  The atmosphere was too heavy for words.  This was due to Belinda hating everyone (Kat in particular) and, of course, the aforementioned people messing about with machetes.  Flash and I were quite scared.

 

SEX.  VIOLENCE.

 

Adding to this, Kat and I had sex for the first time, which was wonderful.

 




 

[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]

 

Next time: ‘Last of the Norwich goth days…’

Friday, 22 July 1988

The Only Way Is Up


‘The Only Way Is Up’ – Yazz And The Plastic Population



 

Norfolk College of Arts and Technology          Tennyson Avenue, King’s Lynn, PE30 2QW

 

Principal: Clifford H. Dixon, BSc (Econ), LTCL, Cert Ed.

 

Deputy Principal: Maurice A. Broyden, MSc, Ceng, MIMech, Cert Ed.

 

Phone: King’s Lynn (0553) 761144

 

P/DMP

 

21 July 1988

 

Mr Winterfood

Blackberry Narrow

Wisbech St Mary

Wisbech

Cambs

 

 

Dear Ritcherd

 

I am pleased that the College has been able to offer you a place on a full time course and we look forward to welcoming you to the College in September 1988.

 

Details of the offer are enclosed and I would be grateful if you could return the acceptance form within the next two weeks.

 

If we can be of any further help please contact L Goodgirl who is your Admissions Tutor.

 

We hope you will be both happy and successful in your future studies.

 

Yours sincerely

J Shelley

 

J Shelley

Assistant Principal Student Services

 

Enc

 

‘Strip’ – Adam Ant


 

WORKED HALF DAY.  I EARNED £42 THIS WEEK.

 

PAULA CAME TO STAY.  FLASH AND I BOTH ENJOYED HER COMPANY. 

 

THIS EVENING, WE WATCHED MOST OF THE DOCTOR WHO VIDEO FLASH HAS DONE ME: ‘THE FIRST 25 YEARS’.  IT FEATURED THESE STORIES:

 

The Pilot Episode:An Unearthly Child (WOW!); 100,000BC (great stuff); The Daleks (Hartnell reasons with the Daleks on Skaro!); The Rescue (Barbara shoots the Sand Beast!); The Crusade (King Richard goes crazy at Joanna!); The Chase (Aridius!  Count Dracula!  Mechonoids!  Vicki!  Ian!  Steven!); The Daleks’ Master Plan (Mavic Chen!  Sara!); The Celestial Toymaker (Cyril the schoolboy!  Dodo!); The War Machines (‘Doctor Who isss reequiredddd!’  Ben!  Polly!); The Tenth Planet (High-pitched Cybermen and a regeneration!); The Moonbase (Troughton!); The Faceless Ones (Gatwick!); The Evil Of The Daleks (The gorgeous Victoria Waterfield!); The Abominable Snowmen (Yeti!  Jamie!); The Wheel In Space (Zoe and Cybermats); The War Games (The Doctor’s trial and regeneration); Spearhead From Space (Pertwee!  Colour!  UNIT!  Liz Shaw!  The Autons burst from shop windows!); The Ambassadors Of Death (ugly alien ambassadors!); Inferno (Eye-patches!); Terror Of The Autons (Roger Delgado!  Liquid chairs!  Jo Grant!); The Mind Of Evil (Chin-Lee!); The Claws Of Axos (Mike Yates and Sergeant Benton!); Day Of The Daleks (Ogrons!); The Time Monster (Bessie!  Pertwee and Delgado bitch each other off in groovy TARDISes!  The Master gets it on with Galleia!); Carnival Of Monsters (Drashigs!); Death To The Daleks (Sarah Jane!  Exxilons!  TARDIS target practice!  Dalek suicide!); Planet Of The Spiders (Tibetan style regeneration!); Robot (Tom Baker!); Revenge Of The Cybermen (Voga – Planet Of The William Hartnells!  Baker and the Cyberleader!); Terror Of The Zygons (Zygons!  Harry!); Planet Of Evil (The Anti-Matter monster!); Pyramids Of Mars (The servant of Sutekh!); The Android Invasion (Android Sarah!  Benton shoots the Doctor!  Styggron!); The Brain Of Morbius (The Monster!); The Deadly Assassin (The Matrix!  Egg-fried Master!); The Robots Of Death (Leela!  Wooden control room!); The Talons Of Weng-Chiang (Mr Sin!  The crap rat!  Chang’s cabinet act!); The Invisible Enemy (K9!  The Giant Prawn!); Image Of The Fendahl (The Fendahleen!); The Sun Makers (The Doctor and K9 play chess!); The Power Of Kroll (Kroll!  Romana!); BBC VT Outtakes (Mary Tamm fucking blows it!  The Doctor and Romana kiss!  The Doctor fucking swears at K9!  The Doctor and Romana get pissed at Christmas!); City Of Death (the clock-face sketch!  Scaroth!  John Cleese!  Lalla Ward!); Shada (Cambridge punt!); Logopolis (flashback and regeneration!  Adric!  Tegan!  Nyssa!); The Visitation (Peter Davison!  Terileptils!  Arguments!); The Five Doctors (The Raston Warrior Robot!); Resurrection Of The Daleks (Daleks!  Davros ranting!  Turlough!); The Caves Of Androzani (Peri!  Sharaz Jek!  An incredible regeneration!); Attack Of The Cybermen (Colin Baker: ‘Unstable?’!  Lytton tortured by Cybermen!); Vengeance On Varos (Acid baths!  Sil!); The Two Doctors (Rat eating!  Sontarans!  Peri’s arse!  A knifing!); Revelation Of The Daleks (Stengos!  Alexei Sayle!  Davros’ hand!); The Trial Of A Time Lord (The space station!  The Valeyard!  Pink skies!  Bald Peri dies!  Mel!  Vervoids!); Time And The Rani (Regeneration!  Sylvester McCoy!  Bubbles!); Delta And The Bannermen (Green things hatching!  Slabs of chewy meat!); Dragonfire (Ace!).

 

IT’S BRILLIANT.

 




 

[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]

 

Next time: ‘Having sex with Kat…’

Thursday, 21 July 1988

Flash Arrives


My No.1: ‘The Whip’ – Dave Sexgang



 

FLASH ARRIVED at Blackberry Narrow, to stay here for a week or so.  I WORKED for half a day (as I will be doing for the duration of his visit) AND HE WAS HERE WHEN I GOT HOME.

 

BROKE THE STEREO LID.

 

DIARIES.

 




 

[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]

 

Next time: ‘The only way is up…’