Historical footage from 1993 by John Macnish, featuring Doug Bower presenting his case with assistance from Ken Brown. Polly Carson, Paul Vigay, Chad Deetken and Paul Fuller amongst others appear in the audience.
George Vernon, better known as Merlin, is a name perhaps only known to long-in-the-tooth croppies such as ourselves these days. We well remember him flogging his crop circle board game at The Barge Inn every season back in the 1990s. Unfortunately George has been banged up for racially abusing his neighbour. Here are two articles for you to read; the first a news piece from The Mirror covering the crime and sentencing, the second a very interesting historical piece from World Gathering regarding George’s involvement in the legendary Operation Blackbird. Screen captures of the latter below. Thanks to our friends at Circular State Of Mind for the links.