Len Goodman’s got it right

Cllr Frank Jonas and Organiser Bob Beech laying the wreath
Picture:  Habibur Rahman

Passchendaele tragedy remembered 100 years on

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I read that Len Goodman, the Strictly judge, is leaving as he does not know the names of any of the so-called celebrities.

Just about right Len, I couldn’t agree with you more.

There are so many people known today simply for being famous that it is beyond a joke.

The thing that gets me are pantomimes.

At one time the Kings Theatre, Southsea, would put on a panto with a famous star along with several minor stars in supporting roles and everyone knew who they were.

In 1957 the stars were Charlie Drake and Bruce Forsyth.

In 1958 Mike and Bernie Winters and the following year John Hanson.

Into the 1960s and stars of pantomimes over 
that decade were Dick Emery and Charles Hawtrey, Charlie Chester, Susan Maughan and 
Bert Weedon – all 
household names.