" To be a Rock and not to Roll "
And so nearly ends ....... ? ( okay , it's ' Stairway to Heaven ' by Led Zeppelin - but you knew that didn't you ?) . The picture was taken outside Gloucester Cathedral on Boxing or St. Stephen's Day.
It depicts the newly created 'Green Man' Rob Ruadh Seamus MhacGregor , the Squire of the Gloucester City Mummers for twenty years , who died in January 2005 A.D.
He was also Patron of the Gloucester Folk Club , a fervent collector of songs , inspired raconteur , and passionate campaigner against racism and apartheid. He was held in great affection by many in the Folk World.
After the Morris Dancers and the Annual Mummers Play performance , there was a very short dedication of the new stone work by the Dean of Gloucester , who urged people "to throw money at the stone".
Rob would have appreciated that gesture !
N.P. "Stairway To Heaven" from ' The Song Remains The Same '
PS. Who knew that Robert Plant was getting a gong in the new years' honours list ?