Monday, 4 September 2017

Where Am I Now?


A little competition to keep you amused while I'm away on family duty in London. Last week an Ipswich newspaper ran a feature on the insurance company where I spent the first 2½ years of my working life. More accurately, the aim of the feature was to celebrate the company's head office, a building that has won a stack of design awards over the past 40 years. A number of old photos appeared in the article, including this one taken inside the building, circa 1978/79. It was something of a shock to spot a substantially younger version of myself hidden amongst the massed ranks of staff posing for the camera. Can you spot me, or at least guess which person I might be? You should be able to click on the image to enlarge it. I've shared several photos from my misspent youth over the years, so you could use those to narrow down the search.

Here's an appropriate tune from Girl Ray's terrific debut LP to soundtrack your musings. Happy hunting!

10 comments:

C said...

Haha, that must have been a surprise to see in the paper! What a place to start your working life, too.... a bit different from record shops with green walls!
This is better than Where's Wally? - and is that you, on the ground floor, towards the bottom right area of the photo, standing tall behind an older man with glasses, and there's another older man with glasses behind you? (You're all in front of that large pillar.)

Martin said...

I'll leave it to C to ID you, but I'm guessing the building was the Norman Foster-designed Willis building?

Rol said...

I think you're in the bottom right hand corner, behind the filing cabinet, with your head down on a desk, having a snooze.

Alyson said...

I'm with C as you've mentioned before that you went to your first punk concert sporting a moustache!

Brian said...

Going to agree with C. Not sure I would have found you, but her direction seemingly shined a spotlight on the suspect. Anyway, you weren't in the obits or the police blotter sections of the paper. So, you've got that going for you. This building looks strikingly similar to the newsroom I worked at in my early years.

charity chic said...

Balcony, white shirt, by the pillar, next to Lady Di

Walter said...

I suppose CC is right. You might be the one close to the princess;-))

The Swede said...

C nailed the culprit straight away! Curse those darned moustache years! She also mentioned green walls in passing, which makes me wish that this photo was in colour, as believe it or not, the building's carpet was green and the walls bright yellow! I had many-a hangover in those days - I'm not sure how I coped. I must've kept my shades on!
You're quite right Martin, it's the Willis building - well spotted, bonus points for you! In those days the company was known as Willis Faber & Dumas.
Thanks for playing along folks.

charity chic said...

An Ipswich building in Norwich City colours!

C said...

I had an inkling!
It's a great looking building, but I think I like the idea of it more in monochrome...

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