Syd Barrett A group from the Managed House department at Syd Barrett’s retirement party in the boardroom at the brewery in 1980. Front row: Doreen Watson, Marie Mitchell, Unknown, Barbara Lee, Denise Ash. Middle row: John Westerby, Chris Nichol, Tony Terry, Malcolm Rayson, Albert Bentley, Sandy McIntyre, Alan Owen, Gerald Young, Norman Egglestone, Ken Wilson, Paul Wideman, Alan Ashton. Back row: Bert Husband, Russell Caton, Syd Barrett, John Hardcastle, John Butterworth. Syd wearing his dancing shoes with his mum Lilian on the steps of 26 Eshald Lane before the Second World War. Behind them is the family’s toy monkey.