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Barrie & Sue Kaye

Barrie is the Skier on the far left!

In 1962 Sue was on a train, somewhere in Europe on her way to ski in St. Anton; a man came on the train selling fruit and she bought a banana from him. When she started to peel it, the man opposite said, ‘If I was you I wouldn’t eat that banana – it’s got Sigatoga disease.’

That was me, Barrie Kaye, an ex banana planter. (See my book “Boa, Memoirs of a Banana Planter in Remote West Africa.“)

There are only two reasons you have to get married and one of these is a ‘chat up line’ like that! Two years later we were married, both having given up secure jobs striving to get a turnover of £200 per month by selling old books.