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Letters to the editor... My skin cancer caused years ago by working out in the sun Barbeque '67 and the case for a greater memorial

I read with great interest about Mark Le Sage and the article about skin cancer.

I have had the same experience and have had it removed from my face, and am currently going through a procedure on the lower part of my right leg where I had a cluster of three, which at first appeared to look like three spots with a white crust on top.

My doctotr says it's called Bower's Disease and very occasionally it can progress into an invasive skin cancer.

So, if you have a problem, do not delay, go to your doctor. The procedure to remove it is not so very painful.

I was told mine was most probably caused years ago when I used to work out in the sunshine in just shorts and sun top - there was no high factor sun creams in those days and all we wanted to do was get a sun tan, which was treated with calamine lotion or oil and vinegar.

This latter made you smell like a bag of chips but somehow worked!

I am 82-years-old now so it just goes to show that skin damage can take a long time to develop.

M Hollis


Barbeque 67 wasn’t just a rock ‘n’ roll gig , it was a piece of social history.

There is a plaque on the front wall of Spalding’s Red Lion Hotel that attests to the fact that Jimi Hendrix stayed the night there.

But also there is something of a movement to create a grander and more fitting memorial.

And one idea is to reproduce one of the iconic posters that advertised the event (originals of which now change hands for more than £1,000) and set it in stone and mount it and as near as possible to the stage that supported Hendrix and the other great acts that day so long ago ( now somewhere in Holland Market).

But what do you think? If you have an idea, please do write to this newspaper and let us know.

Christopher Thompson



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