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Cornwall's Oldest Punk

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6:00am 11th October 2013

The story of a Gunnislake great grandmother turned punk rocker is set to be turned into a film.

Eighty-two year old Viva Hamnell has played Glastonbury every year for thirty years.

A lollipop lady by day, by night she was a singer in the Duchy's first punk band, The Bricks.

Her story includes a bizarre brush with the law in 1979 when she made national headlines. An early morning drugs swoop found cannabis plants in her garden.

She was let off when she explained to a judge she had thought they were tomatos and had been feeding them to her goat.

Now film maker Amanda Bluegrass is planning to make a documentary telling her extraordinary tale.

But she desperately needs to raise money to buy the only known footage of Viva's band perform.

She has set up a crowdfunding appeal here.

 

6:00am 11th October 2013

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