Solly took it well. Over a farewell brown and mild, they reminisced about being on the road: loading and unloading the ring and the equipment, erecting and striking the tent, playing off hecklers and drunks, man-handling belligerent punters - and dossing in the lorry, each in turn stretched out in the cabin or huddled under stale carpeting and a canvas sheet in the back.

 

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