Although not really my generation I grew up more than aware of Cilla Black. My parents liked, and often played, her music and gave her name to our rather feisty half Persian family cat.
Cilla’s (the cat) mum was a pedigree Persian owned by our neighbours. Planned breeding with other pedigree mates mostly failed but she but was happy to hook up with passing strays.
The result was a number of pretty half Persian/half unknown, and it must be said often half bonkers, mongrel cats.
I don’t remember this photo being taken but do remember those searing yellow eyes and the claws…