Our next meeting:

Tommy Handley and Arthur Askey

A talk by Elaine Allen on Sunday 15th March, 2.30pm

in Gateacre Chapel, Gateacre Brow L25 3PB

Liverpool is a city that is noted for its comedians. It has a long tradition of producing more comedians, and comedy writers, than any other place of comparable size. This talk will be looking at two of them, born within half a mile of each other in Toxteth: Tommy Handley, who kept the country laughing throughout the Second World War and after with his madcap show, 'It's That Man Again', and Arthur Askey, who had the first scheduled show on the wireless - 'Bandwaggon' - and who kept the country laughing until his death in 1982.

Elaine Allen qualified as a Merseyside Blue Badge tourist guide in 2007 after many years in banking. Always interested in history, and especially local history, she relished the chance to have a complete change of career after leaving the bank.

ALL WELCOME - Admission free - Donations invited

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