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A FEW weeks ago, retired college lecturer Ronnie Mackeson, 70, was searching for old pal Peter Franton, his neighbour in Highgate, north London, in the 1960s and 1970s. ‘We bonded over a mutual love of pop — we liked Gilbert O’Sullivan and Mungo Jerry — as well as cars and girls. ‘I have no pictures of him, so I attach one of myself, aged 21, as I was setting off on a career in retail management. ‘In around 1978, Pete moved away to work as a graphic designer or commercial artist for a company based somewhere up north. Neither of us was big on letter writing in those days, so we gradually lost touch. It would be great to meet again and catch up.’ Peter’s cousin Marilyn James saw the story, and emailed to say that Peter retired a few years ago and moved with his wife to Australia to live with their son Brian and his family, but they plan to visit the UK later this year. It seems a reunion is on the cards.