Group    From /5/1991 

British Comedy Society / Dead Comics Society

Originated in the front room of John Gatenbys' family home in Highgate, during a discussion concerning Peter Seller's nearby childhood home. Out of this the 'Dead Comics Society' was born and their first plaque was for Sellers. 1995 the name was changed to 'British Comedy Society'. At one point we thought the organisation had merged with the Heritage Foundation but that seems not to be the case. Our information comes from the BCS website.

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British Comedy Society / Dead Comics Society

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Arthur Lowe

Arthur Lowe, 1915 - 1982, comedy actor, lived here, 1969 - 1982. The Dead Co...

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Benny Hill - SW7

Benny Hill, 1922-1992, comedian, lived here 1960-1986, The Dead Comics Society.

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Charlie Chaplin - Methley Street

Charlie Chaplin, 1889-1977, film maker and Water Rat, lived here, 1898-1899, ...

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Frankie Howerd

Frankie Howerd OBE, 1917 - 1992, comedian lived here, 1966 - 1992. The Dead C...

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Graham Chapman

Graham Chapman, "A very naughty boy", 8 January 1941 to 4 October 1989, comed...

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Other Subjects

Eltham Society

Eltham Society

A society with the aims of preserving the past, conserving the present, and protecting the future. 

Group, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Giles Vernon Hart

Giles Vernon Hart

Telecommunications engineer and trades union activist. Born in Khartoum, Sudan. While working as an executive officer at Trinity House lighthouse authority, he set up a union branch. In the 1980s, ...

Person, Community / Clubs, Politics & Administration, Tragedy, Poland, Sudan

4 memorials
Worshipful Company of Innholders

Worshipful Company of Innholders

Taverns and alehouses provided drink and possibly food, whereas inns also provided bed and board for you and your horses.  Innholders received their first charter from Henry VIII in 1514 

Group, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink, Liveries & Guilds

1 memorial
Festival Pleasure Gardens - Battersea

Festival Pleasure Gardens - Battersea

The gardens were in the northern part of Battersea Park, which had been transformed as part of the Festival of Britain.  Among its features, were a tree walk and the popular Guinness clock (picture...

Place, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
James Henry Skipsey

James Henry Skipsey

James Henry Skipsey is the 1st on the right of the seven boys sitting in the photograph of the scout troop. He was born on 15 February 1900 in Walworth, the eldest of the thirteen children of Jame...

Person, Children, Community / Clubs, Tragedy

2 memorials