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Date Posted: 07:31:53 09/01/06 Fri
Author: http://www.nme.com/news/syd-barrett/24172
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Subject: theyre also selling Syd's house in Cambridge>>>

Syd Barrett's house up for sale

Along with some of the Pink Floyd legend's artwork

The house Pink Floyd legend Syd Barrett lived in for the last 25 years of his life is up for sale - as well as some of the reclusive star's never before seen artwork.

Cheffins estate agents of the star's home city Cambridge are selling the property following Barrett's death from pancreatic cancer in July this year. Barrett moved to the house in 1981, initially to live with his mother, and stayed there until he died.

Barrett's sister Rosemary said: "Roger (Syd) loved the peace and quiet of the house, hearing the children in the road playing and enjoying cycling to the shops.

"He put his stamp on the house with frequent redecoration, building his own furniture. In the front room he did his drawing and painting. In the back room he relaxed and listened to jazz. Upstairs he slept in all the bedrooms, deciding which one as the mood took him."

Items from Barrett's estate, including some artwork never before seen in public, will be come up for auction later this year (November 29/30) at Cheffin Auctioneers in Cambridge's Fine Art Sale.

The auction will consist of items left by Barrett in his Cambridge house, including his hand-painted bikes, furniture, books, homemade speakers and a classical guitar.

Further details are available at the estate agents' official website Cheffins.co.uk.

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