I was looking over the shoulder of someone in the pub last night, as they were reading a little booklet on the history of an area of Bath called Bathwick, when I noticed this photo, taken in the graveyard of a now defunct church in the parish.
At first, I thought that the picture of the grave of Mary Lawrence had been taken because of the face you can see peering eerily out of it through the stains on the surface, but there seemed to be no mention of it, but then again I did not see any obvious reason to include that particular memorial stone in the booklet in any case.
The very distinct face reminded me of someone - someone in particular, and I knew I had seen the image before.
This morning I now remember that the face on the stone is an exact likeness of some British astrologer or mystic who used to advertise in the backs of cheap magazines - the sort you find lying about in launderettes and doctor's surgeries when you have nothing better to read - like 'Take A Break', for instance.
His face always stuck in my mind, because it was so laughable - a little, long-haired and bearded bloke with hardly any upper lip, doing his damnedest to look mysterious and unfathomably deep in a little advert trying to sell his mystic powers. If he and this picture could be united, even he might start believing in his own mysterious abilities.
Can anyone identify the mystic in the advert, and - ideally - send me a picture of his advert, so I can compare them side by side?