1960’s Shepherd’s Bush Pop Group – “John Brown’s Bodies”

The following article appeared in the Hammersmith & Bush Gazette on 10th February 1966: ‘A Hammersmith group who started practicing in a garage are now stealing the local limelight. Calling themselves the “John Brown’s Bodies,” these five Hammersmith boys plan to entertain professional audiences before the year is out. The group came into existence when 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