George Bertok (left), composer and music-teacher, left Ontario for a touring holiday in the UK in July 2010.
shows him meeting John Cabot on Bristol's historic harbourside, whence the explorer set forth (in 1497, in the Mathew)
to discover (from a European perspective) North America. Also shewn, one of the BtP webmasters: arguably, without
Cabot's marine initiative, these two Procol Harum fans would never have met ...
George dining lavishly with Roland and Linda, and (second from
right) Peter, who happened to be working nearby.
Prof. Bertok's huge appearance in this shot is a trick of the lens: he is not a giant, nor are his Bristolian interlocutors midgets
All these people may be heard on albums of Procol Harum music, here and here
George took this photograph, on his way to Bristol, at one of the
London railway termini. It would
be nice to think that the stallholder had a copy of the Exotic Birds album somewhere about him
re. the caption to the picture above, here's Procol-fan Markku Huttunen from Finland, who acquired this vinyl album
in Bristol UK, shortly after having lunch with Linda and Roland from BtP, and who was photographed by his
spouse Sari, below the city's Grand Hotel sign
Martin Awsop from Spain with his visitor Mac Gajda from Poland
Two Awsops and two Gajdas
More snaps of Palers' get-togethers