Derek Philpott and Wilf Turnbull

One often finds Bournemouth in the UK as the butt of jokes about zimmer frames and queues for the cemetery. However gentlemen in their ’70s are not always prepared to take it on the chin without some bite-back and Derek Philpott and Wilf Turnbull are evidential examples.

Sometimes it is good to see things from obtuse angles.

Wilf and Derek

Wilf and Derek

The two send missives to established artists – many of whom take the time to respond – some lengthy, some brief. An exchange with The Stranglers caught my eye –

letter to The Stranglers and reply

letter to The Stranglers and reply

Given the manner with which The Stranglers more commonly deal with heckles from the side-lines – this couldn’t but help raise a smile.

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