Raymond Briggs was born on the 18th January 1934. Happy birthday Raymond on your 84th birthday !

Young Raymond Briggs

A young Raymond Briggs

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Celebrating Raymond Briggs’ 84th birthday at the Half Moon pub, Plumpton, East Sussex. From left to right _Camilla Deakin (Lupus Films Producer), Roger Mainwood (director), Ruth Fielding (Lupus Films producer), and Raymond Briggs.

Painting in Half Moon Pub_Raymond Briggs in foreground

Visitors to the Half Moon Pub in Plumpton will notice this painting showing many of the regulars to the pub. Raymond Briggs is depicted raising a glass at the bar.

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Raymond Briggs depicted in the painting at the Half Moon pub in Plumpton.  His Father Christmas book, which was also made into an animated film, is shown in front of him.

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Raymond Briggs examining a print of all the costumes worn by Ethel in the Ethel and Ernest film. (Photo by Roger Mainwood. Plumpton, East Sussex_January 2018)