Just as in death as in life, the style of Tony Wilson is there for all to see. This headstone designed by Pete Saville might have been unveiled three years after his death but there’s no denying it belongs to the cool end of the headstone business if there is indeed a scale. All that seems to be missing is a Fac number. The quote is taken from the 1876 novel Manchester Man by Mrs G Linnaeus Banks and reads – “Mutability is the epitaph of worlds, Change alone is changeless, People drop out of the history of a life as of a land, though their work or their influence remains’. The man is sorely missed.
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I had an enjoyable hour musing over all things musical with messrs Mark Ellen and David Hepworth as part of The Word magazine’s podcast this week. Later the same day I would take a wholly unproductive shopping trip to the Westfield shopping centre in Shepherds Bush where they don’t seem to cater for the tall gentleman. You can listen to the podcast here.
This photo sums up much about what I miss in football. It’s a picture of Hibernian legend Pat Stanton but really, it could be any great player from the era. The beautiful simplicity of the strip with no vulgar logo, the old school ball, the floodlighting pylon which would help guide fans to the stadium from afar. What’s not to love? My only regret is that it’s not a wider shot to show the massive bank of terracing. Halcyon days.
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