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The McAlpine Notes

List of images bought from Bloomsbury Book Auctions

Theses images were acquired from me by Alistair McAlpine C1973. We bartered for a fine copy of Rackham's Alice Adventures In Wonderland, first seen in the book shop opposite the Waddington Galleries in which Alistair had the foremost share.
The link to the original listings is no longer functional.

212. GRAHAM OVENDEN
BELINDA AGED 7 YRS, C. 1968- C. 1970
Gelatine silver photograph, 35.1 x 24.8cm image, signed, titled and dated verso, laid down
£200 - 300 (No Image)
213. GRAHAM OVENDEN
CELINA WRIGHT AGED 10 YRS, 1969
Toned gelatin silver photograph. 35.9 x 26cm image; 38 x 27.5cm sheet, signed, titled and dated verso, laid down
£200 - 300
214. GRAHAM OVENDEN
HELEN & LUCY, 1969
Toned gelatin silver photograph. 37.4 x 26.8cm image; 38.1 x 27.4cm sheet, signed, titled and date along the side, laid down
£200 - 300
215. GRAHAM OVENDEN
JOANIE AGED 10 YRS, 1970
Toned gelatin silver photograph, 35.1 x 24.8cm image; signed, titled and dated verso
£200 - 300
216. GRAHAM OVENDEN
JULIE AND LITTLE CAMILE, 1970
Toned gelatin silver photograph, 35.4 x 25.2cm image, signed, titled and dated verso
£200 - 300
217. GRAHAM OVENDEN
SELINA AGED 10 YRS, 1970
Toned gelatin silver photograph, 34.9 x 25.2cm image, signed, titled and dated verso
£200 - 300
218. GRAHAM OVENDEN
UNTITLED (CHILDREN), C.1990
Toned gelatin silver photograph. 32.4 x 25cm image, not signed
£200 - 300
219. GRAHAM OVENDEN
UNTITLED (CHILDREN), C. 1970
Toned gelatin silver photograph. 32.8 x 21cm image, not signed
£200 - 300
220. GRAHAM OVENDEN
UNTITLED (CHILDREN), C. 1970
Toned gelatin silver photograph. 35.4 x 24.9cm image, not signed
£200 - 300

Early Ovenden History

My aunt, who later married the head gardener and became Mrs Curtis, was nanny to the McAlpine children and as such I spent summer holidays at Badgemoor House (the MacAlpine principle home) as a child of 8-10 years. Unfortunately the new MacAlpine butler (not the original, Mr Bone I think his name was, as kindly a man as a child would wish to know) had an appetite for little boys and buggered me twice. I must emphatically say that Alistair in no way, or the MacAlplne family and my beloved aunt for that matter, had any knowledge of these events. The sheet above and the naming of Alistair MacAlpine as the owner of these images was presented to the Attorney General and the head of the CPS in the original dossier (a folio of some 50 sheets of evidence). Copies of these documents were passed on by them to the Metropolitan Police and thus to Maddox and his colleagues. Further investigation has shown Maddox & Co to be the originators of the unfounded rumors laid against Alistair MacAlplne - It can only be assumed that my association with Lord MacAlpine some 40 years ago Is their reason for such criminal vindictiveness.

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