We have seen, in https://derrickjknight.com/2021/12/05/a-knights-tale-74-if-you-know-this-dog-please-return-him-to-his-owner/ that Piper was a Soho stray. We acquired a cat in a similar way. After two days and nights of a black kitten crying on our doorstep we had allowed him inside and accepted him as a member of the family. He was named Soho.
When, in March 1980, we moved from Horse and Dolphin Yard to Gracedale Road, London, SW16, our feline friend jumped into the van, and refused to budge.
This photograph of Jessica was taken shortly before Sam’s birth, in University College Hospital in Euston Road, on 19th.
Here is the new arrival at two days old. He must have had decent fingernails, hence the protective mittens.
Cradled by his Mum he slept peacefully,
then shared his first joke with her,
and was introduced into the eager arms of Matthew
Gracedale Road was to be our home until 1987.