The Unknown: Herbert A Silcock, London
I was walking around the Silcocks Funland in Southport when I saw this elder man. He was chatting with workers getting the fair ready for
the day. But when he saw me he just smiled and jumped in front of me for a chat. After the half hour talk about politics, government, people and culture I had to
ask that mans name but he just pointed to a sign on the building wall and added "My first name is Herbert by the way.". Mr Herbert A Silcock is now 85 years old
and he's a happy man. He's proud because Herbert is the successor of the Silcocks family that created this fair 150 years ago. At first in the middle of XIX the
traveling fair was created by his grandfather, then his father and uncles were developing the business and made it known all over the North of England and further.
Mr Silcock told me a lot about the german cars, Vienna concert halls, his love for the J.S.Strauss, his trips in Europe and the good people he met and I just listened
like reading an encyclopaedia. After I took his portrait we carried on chatting but after checking his clock he understood that he's already late. He took my hand,
shook it, thanked for a nice talk and in the end added "Tadas, remember, it's always nice to meet nice people. It is one of the most precious things in your life.".