Thursday, 2 October 2008
1st & 2nd October 1979
Good day at college
Only in for 3 hours
Went to night school = ok
Fi came round this afternoon
He was in a better mood than last night
Just as well (that's my girl lol )
College at 10.00
Went boozing for Fi's birthday = a bit tiddly
Went back to hers
Chris gave me a lift home
Had a long chat with him about him and Fi
Mar etc had gone to my Aunties in Halewood
Put phone down on Sam
Tired of his attitude (oops that good mood didn't last long ..)
Tonight on the One Show they did a little piece on 1977. The time of the Queens Silver Jubilee and Virginia Wade won Wimbledon... humpf they never mentioned that I went to Wimbledon that year. I can't believe they never included that piece of memorabilia.
The crux of the piece revolved around this girl. One of the most famous posters ever.
I so remember it being everywhere you turned back then ... and in the 30 years that have passed it is still popular.
It has always been a mystery as to who the model was ... it was the photographer's (Martin Elliot) girlfriend at the time, they borrowed some equipment and she couldn't even play tennis He was still not for revealing her name when asked today.
If you want a poster of the tennis-girl it will cost you £300 today ... wow!!! I bet there are few chaps kicking themselves that they didn't look after their icon better!