Miles Syndercombe’s Cottage on Shepherd’s Bush Green & the Plot to Assassinate Oliver Cromwell 

The following article appeared in the Cumberland & Westmorland Herald on 19th April 1890:  ‘The old-thatched cottage on Shepherd’s-bush-green standing on the premises once belonging to an ancient inn, where all the travellers in days gone by, used to stop in their journey to and from the west of England and the metropolis, is about Continue reading

Frank Sinatra’s Charity Performances at the Gaumont Cinema, Hammersmith

At the end of May 1962, Frank Sinatra’s private aircraft, ‘The Christina’, landed at Heathrow Airport. He brought his own band with him, which included his long-time pianist, Bill Miller, plus Emil Richards, Ralph Pena, Irving Cottler, Harry Klee and guitarist Al Viola. Frank firstly appeared at the Royal Festival Hall on 1st June. The midnight performance was for the Invalid Children’s Aid Association.  The following (partial) report was written by Continue reading