Friday, September 01, 2006


Doubtless prompting the neighbours to tut and say "that didn't take them long", Syd Barrett's house has been put on the market.

His sister, Rosemary, shows us around:

"Roger loved the peace and quiet of the house, hearing the children in the road playing and enjoying cycling to the shops.

"He put his stamp on the house with frequent redecoration, building his own furniture. In the front room he did his drawing and painting. In the back room he relaxed and listened to jazz. Upstairs he slept in all the bedrooms, deciding which one as the mood took him."

Andrew Winter is suggesting that everything be painted white.