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.

This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
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

Lloyds Coffee House

Lloyds Coffee House

Edward Lloyd first opened his coffee house on Tower Street in 1687 but had to move to larger premises in Lombard Street in 1691. It was a meeting place for businessmen where information was exchan...

Building, Commerce, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Matchmakers Union

Matchmakers Union

Formed as the Union of Women Match Workers following the matchgirls strike at the Bryant and May factory in Bow. Its first secretary was Annie Besant and by October of 1888, 666 members had been en...

Group, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Anglo-Chinese friendship

Anglo-Chinese friendship

13 March 1972: diplomatic relations were established between the UK and the People's Republic of China. Since then, with the economic rise of China, the UK has tried to maintain good relations, a t...

Concept, Community / Clubs, Politics & Administration, China/Hong Kong

1 memorial
Young Men's Christian Association

Young Men's Christian Association

The original object was "to promote the spiritual and mental improvement of young men engaged in the drapery trade."

Group, Community / Clubs, Religion

4 memorials
Friends of St George's Gardens

Friends of St George's Gardens

Their website describes the gardens thus: "An oasis of calm used every week by hundreds of people living and working in London WC1."

Group, Community / Clubs, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial