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It’s a Knockout

by | Aug 7, 2015 | At Play | 6 comments


“It’s a Knockout” mid-1980’s on Jigneys Meadow. It looks to have been a chilly day.

Tony Reavey is standing behind the lad about to catch the balloon(above). Julian Loveday to the left of him.  

Other names anyone?


From the Ken Wyatt Collection


  1. Sharon McGinty

    Boy about to catch the balloon is Andrew Homer from Elmdon.

    • Rosemarie Gant

      Of course – thank you for that.

  2. Tim Vollam

    Looks very much like Don Chilton in light jacket (to right of top picture and centre of bottom picture). Suspect later than ’77 if that’s Don’s son, Jody, standing next to him in bottom picture – more likely early-mid ’80s.
    Maybe Ken Wyatt himself in dark brown coat and hat to right of Don in top picture.
    Wearing red kagoule in bottom picture could be Roy Mason’s dad, John?
    Balloon catcher in bottom picture could be Paul Drury.

  3. Rosemarie Gant

    Yes I think you might well be right about these as well as about the date. Much more likely to be the 80’s.

  4. Tim Vollam

    And only just realised that’s me on the right of the bottom picture – navy top, green shorts! Moved to village in Aug ’84, so my guess would ’85 or ’86.

  5. Rosemarie Gant

    Excellent – brilliant dating evidence!


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