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.
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.