Billy Bragg visits RSPB Rainham Marshes

Billy Bragg and Grace Salter. Picture: Howard Vaughan

Billy Bragg and Grace Salter. Picture: Howard Vaughan - Credit: Archant

Birdwatchers spotted more than they bargained for when musician Billy Bragg swooped in for a cuppa at RSPB Rainham Marshes.

Howard Vaughan, a keen twitcher and tour guide, caught a glimpse of the singer-songwriter in the cafe at the nature reserve.

The Barking-born Bragg then happily posed for a photo with 104-year-old reserve visitor Grace Salter.

Mr Vaughan said: “He popped in for a cup of tea and a piece of cake and said he’d come back for a walk around at some point.

“He was a very amenable chap, sitting there with his guys talking about music.”


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He said that the centenarian was unaware of Bragg’s work but will add the photo to her collection of photos of her with “interesting” people.

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