In the week I was invited to Scotland Yard for a lunch and briefing by Assistant Commisioner Mark Rowley. As it was confidential I cannto share the contents with you as Tickler would be clapped in irons and taken to the Tower . The Commissoner had 8 points to make and with my failing memory I jotted down the first three in my pocket book. The host on our table politely requested me to desist. Afterwards, fearing I had embarrassed him, I explained that given my age and lack of memory I had more chance of remembering the points by writing them down. . “Ah” my host said “you may well have Craft’s disease.”
I come from a medical family but I had to confess not knowing this disease causing malfunction of the memory
” Craft disease. Don’t know that one.”
” Can’t remember an effing thing.”
I obviously have it in chronic from as walking through St James Park to meet Alice at the Pall Mall Gallery I could not recall one of the further 5 points beyond those written down.