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Fascinating to read about the history of Glastonbury (How a farmer’s ‘silly’ idea became the Glastonbury festival, 5 June). In 1970 we were returning from a holiday in Mullion, Cornwall, with our two small children when we drove past Worthy Farm and, at a whim, my late husband decided to stop there to see what was going on. We had read in the local Bath Chronicle of the plans, so I think Norman knew what to expect, sort of! He said he would hitch a lift back, and I drove home with the boys.

I honestly can’t remember how long he stayed at this first Glastonbury festival, but I do recall how impressed he was to have been given a lift back to Bath by Luke Rittner, who went on to become secretary general of the Arts Council. Great memories, often recalled over the subsequent years.
Anne Keat
Corsham, Wiltshire

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