Football Star. For Dennis and Derek.

Football Star. For Dennis and Derek.

I always played with my socks down. Nice

Nice with a touch of nostalgia. Yes Dennis, shin pads were for Aussies.

Thanks Dennis and Andre. I'm feeling nostalgic today. I'm 70. Now off to party. Looking forward to seeing grand-bairns. Have a good weekend.

That is brilliant. You do these watercolours so well.

Lovely washes with nice colours. Happy Birthday Michael, have a great party;)

Yes Happy birthday Michael have a great time a great landmark

Yes Happy birthday Michael have a great time a great landmark

Thanks Gudrun, Dennis and Carole and thanks for your good wishes.

Like this Michael....Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoyed your party :)

Thanks very much Sylvia. We had a great time.

Thanks if it is partly for me and yes very apt, although not those colours. Those were the days. All the best mate.

Thanks Derek. Yes, the colours. Those are Irish-like colours. Plenty of green at the convent primary school I went to and even more green at my next school which seemed to have a lot of Macs and O's. Big strong lads, and lasses, who looked like they could work forever in a field and would knock you over on the football field. I was a centre half and the sports master called me 'cart horse'. Very few got past me. I had a 'big boot' with no dribbling finesse - much like my art.

Hang on Studio Wall

Watercolour. Based on a sketch from Doust. I imagine this was you, and me too, and Andre.......

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Michael Mcmanus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…

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