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Paul Betjeman

(1938-), Jazz saxophonist; son of Sir John Betjeman

Sitter in 10 portraits

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Candida Lycett Green; Paul Betjeman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x78425

Candida Lycett Green; Paul Betjeman

by Bassano Ltd
quarter-plate glass negative, 30 July 1948
NPG x78425

Paul Betjeman, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x78426

Paul Betjeman

by Bassano Ltd
quarter-plate glass negative, 30 July 1948
NPG x78426


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J C H Longrigg

19 October 2016, 21:51

I was at school with Paul Betjeman, at the Dragon School, Oxford, and I think it would be fair to say we were best friends! One weekend I was invited back to their home, driven by his Mum. As we approached the front door Paul said "Talk to my Mum, not my Dad". We wandered round the garden, which was quite large, and I think they had a .410 shotgun for fun, or ??? All a bit hazy, around 67 years ago. But what I DO remember is when we were about to be driven back to school I was given a 10/- note! Ten shillings! A fortune for a twelve year old in those days!

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