Dave Hill stuck his head from under the tarpaulin on the back of the tour truck.
“I’m afraid that Noddy is indisposed”, he explained. “He’s struggling with the band’s paperwork”.
This was unsurprising given that this was Slade’s first tour in its original line-up since the early 1980s.
Meanwhile up the road my nephew and niece played field hockey under the watchful eye of their maternal grandparents.