Alison and I sat down to a special meal to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Brian's Birth tonight. We raised a glass of Saint-Aubin Le Paradis Domaine, Hubert Lamy, 1999, from a case that Brian had put down himself.
I will try to record what other appellations or tipples were drunk around his friends and family, and encourage the others who also raised a glass to leave their comments here.
Alison, Brian's daughter, returned to her place of birth recently for her significant birthday. Brian was posted to Barbados by the Midland Bank after some time on Trinidad & Tobago.
The address on her birth certificate was Flat 3, Navy Gardens, Christ Church, Barbados. We went in search for Navy Gardens and when close went on foot asking the friendly Bajans for directions. We met a young ex-pat family who lived in the Gardens area and they pointed to the only flats.
No. 3 was the upstairs flat in this photo. Was this where Barbara and Brian Burtt brought home their baby girl?
See http://www.hillfray.co.uk/ for a link to a slideshow of Rob's photos from Barbados.
WARNING: These are large high-resolution images and require a broadband link to view easily.