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08. Coffey, Mr. Jack

Scout Fellowship, Bridgwater, Somerset. 1981.

Sometime in the 1960's my wife and I were visiting Hampton Court Palace, we came to the wide wooden steps leading up to Lady B-P's apartment, and there was a party of American Girl Scouts sitting on the steps with the Chief Guide speaking to them from the top. When she had finished, we went up after the girls had gone, and she spoke to us and. shook hands, and said "come in and have tea", which we gladly did. She showed us round the apartment, and the paintings done by her husband, and at the end, we asked if she would give us her autograph.  "I don't do autographs" she replied - and gave us a signed photo instead!

 

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