Within the hour I received an e mail from Cannon himself. It was only the second one he ever sent me. The first was in January 2017 in which he had said he was back in Bedford to visit his aging mum. He now said that he had spoken with my mother the previous evening when watching the Spain Vs Portugal soccer match on TV in the Charter House home where she was resident. His mother, he informed me, was also a resident there and on the same ward. I had not known that.
I e mailed him back re what I had just been thinking about. He responded with -
Chris & Jonny Potter. We played chess & backgammon that afternoon.
As I left Charter House on Friday evening, I saw their parents sitting in the front room of 30 Kimbolton Road. They had the football on the telly.