Norman Wisdom’s Visit to Paddington Green Children’s Hospital in 1953

This 1953 newspaper cutting is from a National Daily Newspaper. I think it appeared around Christmas time. ‘Tearful Lauren Roan, aged four and a half, didn’t think much of the occasion; but three-year-old Richard Marley gave Norman Wisdom grin for grin when TV visited Paddington Green Children’s Hospital yesterday. And when Norman gave his act, Continue reading


I Wish I had…

known my Grandfather, Harry Cecil Woodley. Over the past two years I have undertaken extensive research into my family ancestry and although it is possible to find a wealth of information on such a subject, there are some areas you are frustratingly missing. My Dad’s side of the family travelled up from a life of Continue reading


London’s Supreme Talkie Theatre – The Commodore, 395 King Street, Hammersmith

Located at 395 King Street, Hammersmith, the Commodore opened its doors in September 1929. The Cinema’s monthly publication announced that for June 1934, their ‘Big Picture Parade’ would commence on the fourth with the ‘Scotland Yard Mystery’. Starring Sir Gerald du Maurier (cert. “A”), it was to run for seven days The film was described Continue reading