Waitrose & Partners Weekend Issue 649

9 25 MAY 2023 News&Views THE LAST HURRAH It’s August 1981 at the Gloucestershire home of the Dutch ambassador Robbert Fack. And the Monty Python-esque character hurtling down the hill is Crispin Balfour, of the Dangerous Sports Club, who were holding a tea party there. The image, along with others from the time, appears in a new book, England: The Last Hurrah (ACC Art Books), by photographer Dafydd Jones, who has worked for The Times, The Daily Telegraph and Tatler in a career that started in the 80s. “As I started choosing images for the book, I realised they really do capture a time and place that’s disappeared,” he said. Faith Eckersall The big picture Photographs: Dafydd Jones