Sunday, 13 May 2018

BEFORE THE MIDDLEWICH DIARY: RICHARD DEVANEY IN A KILT 1973

HERE'S ONE FROM MAY 2011


From Facebook, 13th May 2011

For Mr Ian Murfitt and all his other fans, here by popular request is Folk & Boat Festival founder and life president Richard Devaney at the 1973 Carnival.

Facebook Feedback:

Liz Mcguinness  Haha!! Love it!



Geraldine Williams
Was his headgear the prototype for Princess Beatrice's hat....??!!


Ian Murfitt A truly magnificent specimen.



Liz Mcguinness Yes it'll keep the kids away from the fire Dave!!


Angela Appleton I remember babysitting for Richard Devaney when I was about 15, sure he had twins. They had a Jack Russell dog and everytime I moved it growled at me. The babies were crying and I didn't dare get up.



This unforgettable image featured in  one of the first entries in the Middlewich Diary when it became a blog in June 2011. The classic photo was re-published with this caption:

'The already notorious 'Richard Devaney in a kilt' photograph, taken at the Middlewich Carnival 1973. If you look closely, you can see that Mr Devaney is also sporting some quaint kind of headgear, but we must stress that the sunflower is not part of it. Mr Devaney does not wear giant sunflowers on his head (though we wouldn't put it past him).'



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