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Margaret Broadfoot and Ken Hooton

Interviewed by Trish Levido on 5th March 2008

Ken Hooton. The other neighbour was Gilot – Maurice, Henri, and Pierre, French people. They were in Prince Albert Street but they adjoined us. Henry was my age so I saw a lot of him. The other interesting neighbour was Anthony Datitilo Rubbo the painter. We didn’t see much of him. We knew he was there, but in the backyard he had one of those things that were called ‘stink pots’ by boys. It let air into the sewer, those big tall…..

Trish Levido. ….oh, the towers, they’re like a metal column.

Ken Hooton. Being boys and they being towers, we had to hit something at it – rocks. Eventually we finished up landing rocks on Rubbo’s studio. Once or twice he came in to complain and I hid in the cupboard, I remember that. But on one occasion he must have got the message through and I was taken over there to apologise. He was very charming.