These Clarion gathering photographs have been kindly supplied by Mike Weaver, custodian of the Fairs website (see Links). Must have been quite a party.
Top picture (from left): Jeanine Ambrose, ?, Sam the Labrador, John Ellerby, Sandra Bell, Andy Bell, Peter Smith's back, Mike Hammond (in Clarion tee-shirt), Ann Clarke. [Update: “Hello Waveney Clarion, So happy to find this site - brings it all back. Anyway, I can add two names to the people in this photo that I found on your website, to replace the ?? that you have in the caption. Must say it was slightly un-nerving to open a webpage and find a photo of myself. The (young!) woman on the very far left, looking down and with her chin resting on her hand is Jeanine Ambrose. The man immediately to her left, turned slightly away from her because he is talking to John Ellerby, is her husband Mike Ambrose. We were regular supporters of the fairs from mid-1976 (the year we met and the year we discovered Barsham Faire) and we bought every issue of the Clarion from then onwards. I used to regularly wear the Clarion coypu t-shirt too. It was my lucky t-shirt for taking exams! I remember going to a terraced house in central Lowestoft to collect it - can't remember now if it was John Ellerby's house. Also I remember going to a gathering where we enjoyed curried eggs and brown rice. Would it have been the gathering in this photo? Thank you so much for everything - for the fairs, the Clarion, the friendship - wish we were still there now! Wish I was still so young, too. -Jeanine Banthorpe”]
Middle picture: Peter Smith, Don Mathew, Andy Bell, Sam the Labrador.
Lower picture: John Ellerby, Andy Bell.