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Old 12-09-2014, 02:49 PM
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Default In search of the Hampshire years

I'm hoping to make a jaunt or two down Hampshire way in the New Year.

I hope to walk up the road past Benifols (even though I have already done so in Street View) and try and pass Headley Grange perhaps too.

I want to go into the Crown pub and see if there's anyone there who remembers when FM were in town so to speak.

I'd also be fascinated to find the exact spot where John McVie took the Bare Trees cover photos and to see if anyone knows what became of Mrs Scarrott - I'm sure she'll be long dead but if there's any local source that published her poetry in small pamphlets.

If anyone already knows any of this info I'd be interested to hear from you.

Oh and did FM actually record anything at Headley Grange? I know they were the ones who recommended it to Led Zeppelin but most of their stuff from that time seems to have been recorded at De Lane Lea.
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:22 AM
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I know Kiln House was in Alton but that's all I got.

If you could get Mrs. Scarrott's first name for me (for the discography) that would be great.

John
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:23 AM
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I know Kiln House was in Alton but that's all I got.

If you could get Mrs. Scarrott's first name for me (for the discography) that would be great.

John
There's other threads on here that show where you can find Benifols.

It's in Bordon, Headley Down, not all that far from where Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex meet.

I'd rather not give the street address here but a cursory google will reveal it.
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Old 12-10-2014, 08:01 AM
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Hi Murrow,

See my thread :- Benifolds-home of FM 1971/74, for further info regarding Benifolds.
Good luck with your visit in the New Year.

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Old 12-10-2014, 08:53 AM
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Thanks BH will check that out.

Think I might have seen the thread before but nice to have a recap.
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:39 AM
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There's other threads on here that show where you can find Benifols.

It's in Bordon, Headley Down, not all that far from where Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex meet.

I'd rather not give the street address here but a cursory google will reveal it.
Thanks but I'm not looking for the address. By all means though if you come across Mrs. Scarrott's first name, feel free to PM it to me, that's what I meant.

John
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:49 PM
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T if you come across Mrs. Scarrott's first name, feel free to PM it to me, that's what I meant.

John
Her husbands name could have been Judas *




* (not to be taken in anyway as a serious suggestion and posted only for comedy effect !)
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Old 12-11-2014, 12:12 AM
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I thought she was just reading something out from a book, not that she'd written the poem.

She was described as a neighbour so possibly lived next door?

Wish I could visit too!
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I'll have to take a trip to see Benifold and the house where the band recorded Kiln House. I did find the latter on Google maps, but it seems that it's on a private road. Benifold really interests me. I think it's cool that the band lived there communally. I remember Bob Welch talking about the electric going off in the winter due to the strikes. I can imagine the band sitting around trying to keep warm with lots of candles lit and snow outside. There is some cool footage on YouTube showing the band in the house and on the grounds. It's a shame they sold it.
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:36 AM
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As the starter of this thread, shame on me for not checking back more recently. But top marks to Neb for finding out Mrs S's details. I wonder if she wrote any other poetry.

I think the conversation at the end is with Mick and he is being asked what he thinks of the poem.
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The owner of the Scarrott family tree that confirmed the final details for me believes the male voice is Aileen's husband Harry Scarrott.

She was not previously aware of the recording but had named her daughter Rhiannon after the song. Once she heard it the voice reminded her of when she had met Harry as a child.

She was going to see if her father had a photo of Harry and Aileen. The photo she had on Ancestry was of Harry's previous wedding.
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Yes, I don't know Harry's voice but it's certainly not Mick at the end of the recording. The voice is of an old man and even the way Mick sounds now doesn't sound like that and this was 1972 and it doesn't sound like Mick or his accent anyway.

John
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I still think that the person speaking sounds older than 67/68 years old.

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