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Informants (they're everywhere) tell Astragal of a current proposal at Portland Place to restore the tradition of hanging portraits of former presidents in the hallowed corridors. Some ex-presidents of the RIBA - could that be a name of a band? - have been consulted on this. While Paul Hyett said he was not really bothered by the idea, another of Astragal's old friends is, rather endearingly, more enthusiastic. That's right; old red-trousers himself, George Ferguson, desperately wants his mug to stare out from some Art Deco alcove. Astragal says let him have it.

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