Wow, what a response !

THANKS to all who came tonight  to hear my talk about John Oliver  in Faversham and contributed their stories about him.  Many apologies to the many people who were turned away – especially those coming from Rochester !

We had  underestimated the interest  the talk  would arouse and could only fit 50  people in that room for fire safety reasons, and we  were full   by 7.15 !

I have had requests  to repeat the talk in 2017 and I will do so , but this time we will have admission by ticket , so no one will be turned away .

Thanks to the Faversham Creek Trust  for the venue and technical help , and Maggie Scott and Rosie Ellis my two lovely assistants  . We raised  the wonderful sum of £340 for the Book publishing Fund through advance book sales ( @ £20 for a signed copy) and a Raffle .

Mags Loxton the well known artist and a friend of John Oliver’s kindly  donated a lovely signed print of Honfleur Harbour as first prize in the raffle .

Owen John Oliver as a child

Owen John Oliver as a child

This picture  with his built up shoe for his right foot , shows  the challenges he faced  . Through his life he demonstrated  how he was differently enabled, NOT disabled !

PS. Still not found any drawings or paintings by John . We think her signed his work OJO , so keep looking!

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