The days when a leading comic would open a fete

Arthur English (holding the pistol) becomes one of the pirates at the St James's Church fete during the 1950s
Arthur English (holding the pistol) becomes one of the pirates at the St James's Church fete during the 1950s
HMS Victory, left of centre, with the French Redoutable, far left, and Neptune, centre, receiving a broadside from Nelsons flagship.

Disabled but HMS Victory fights on with a Trafalgar broadside

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Eddie Amey’s memories of comedian Arthur English’s performances in Portsmouth inspired David Warren-Holland to raid his archive.

He sent me the photographs (right and immediately below) of English taking time out to mingle with the community.

David says: ‘Arthur was a very kind man and was very happy to open St James’s Church fete at Milton, back in the 1950s when he was appearing at the Theatre Royal.

Meanwhile, thanks to all of you who answered last week’s question about the location at Horndean of the picture at the bottom right of the page.

Virtually all the e-mailed responses suggested it was Five Heads Road and the pub in the background was the old Brewers’ Arms.

Remember When regular Pam Gran, from Cosham, was one who came up with the answer, but she also wants to know if any of you know of a cottage called Rushmere or Rushmore at Horndean?

She has a reference to it in 1820 and is trying to see if it is still there.

Do let me know.