The Photo was taken at The Guild Hall in the City Of London in the summer of '71.The occasion is the wedding of Claus Friehe and Barbara Thierfelder.They both worked with me at Carter Lane Youth Hostel. You can See Me In The Photo[ Or the top of my head at least......2nd left;back row;behind the Japanese lady].
The people in attendance were a mix of Youth Hostel workers &USA hostellers .
If your a resident of The City,The Guildhall is where Registry Office marriages are held . I guess this was a pretty "far-out" wedding by City standards!
"The City " is home to Big Business:The Stock Exchange & was,in 1971, still The HQ of the British Press on Fleet Street.It's a State-within-a-State.To this day it still has it's own Police Force & undemocratic political system.A secular Vatican for Fat Cats.
The Youth Hostel itself is just across the road from St Pauls Cathedral.
I told this blog about some of my personal experiences in an old post entitled "how I lost my innocence & virginity on the roof of St.Paul's Cathedral Choirboys School....."
St Pauls has been much in the News recently due to the Occupy London Movement.You can read about the ongoing Occupation here
Of Course I fully Support Them......by the way, I was gobsmacked to learn that these days St Pauls charges £14.50p per person to enter the Cathedral!Obscene.
Hot Club Of Cowtown at Bury Met tonight. here are a few photos I took.