Peter said: “It was Freddie’s tradition that any of his friends that had no family and were going to be alone, came to Garden Lodge. It was turkey on Christmas day then a baked ham on Boxing day. Tradition, tradition, tradition…”

The house would always be beautifully decorated, mainly by ex-girlfriend Mary Austin with Freddie supervising.

There were fairy lights and garlands hanging everywhere, a huge tree and tables laden with food.

Freddie’s driver and friend Gordon Dalziel remembers Christmas crackers from Tiffany stuffed with silver trinkets.


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