This week I spoke on the phone to George Baines for the first time in over 40 years. I would like to thank John Frankland, the son of the best sports teacher at Mayfield the great Stan Frankland, now sadly missed. John gave me George’s phone number and I had over an hour on the phone with him. We agreed to meet up in May as I’m off to Australia for a month to see my brother Paul. For those who knew George at Mayfield in the early 1960s you’ll be pleased to hear that he is well and still works, selling at the East London markets. He lives in North Romford not far from Chadwell Heath where he grew up just six doors away from me.