Published articles – Entertainment and the British

Published articles – Entertainment and the British

The following articles have been published in various national and local magazines – the details are on the relevant pages. They are split here into four sections.

Entertainment

The Old Bedford Music Hall in Camden Town

Round the Horne – the iconic 1960’s comedy radio show

Flanders and Swann – the supreme variety song act

Leslie Welch – the Memory Man

Joseph Pujol – legendary music hall act – he farted

The British

Henry Andrews – editor of Old Moores Almanac

George Bradshaw – publisher of the famous railway timetables and maps

Thomas Clarkson – who fought to end slavery

Jerome K Jerome – author of Three Men in a Boat

St Bruno – after whom the tobacco was named, as well as the saint

Robert Tressell – author of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

The Eccentrics

Lt Col William ‘Bill’ Boaks – Parliamentary candidate par excellence

Screaming Lord Sutch – aka David Sutch founder of the Monster Raving Looney Party

‘Professor’ Patrick Cullen – founder of Mammarism or the reading of naked breasts

Meta Davis – the inspiration for Paul MacCartney’s ‘Lovely Rita Meter Maid’

Michael Heseltine and Cecil Parkinson – who found themselves on a CND poster

Vot is Your Name – the original news item which sparked this legendary question

The Twelve Days of Christmas – what the lady really said to Mr Truelove

London

London walk from Goodge Street to Brecknock Road

London walk from Belsize Park over Hampstead Heath

London walk from Highgate along A1 to the City

London Markets – Petticoat Lane, the Monument and Chalk Farm