Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Musical Interlude

Wikipedia tells us that Mandy Rice Davies was born in Pontiets, although her birth certificate is more likely to read Wiltshire.  Ms Davies was, though, a product of that largely forgotten diaspora of half a million Welsh folk who left our country in the "locust years" of the 1920s and 1930s.

Back in the headlines, I've been reading some of the old reports of her court appearances in 1963.  What a clever and spunky eighteen year old Mandy was; fair play to the education she must have received on those occasions when she actually turned-up at her Birmingham Sec Mod.

Nowadays we might have insisted that MRD give her evidence via a video-link, being legally a child when many of the shenanigans were on-going, whether this would be for her protection or that of the court is another matter.


Anonymous said...

"her birth certificate is more likely to read Wiltshire"
Well, it would say that, wouldn't it?

radnorian said...

Well someone had to say it.

Although I think her 1980 warning was one that we should have taken more notice of:

"I am very, very worried about the Western world. There are far too many people running around in Gucci shoes."