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Could you put Gracie’s song ‘Maggie’ on the website? Thanks.
Its been wonderful to see the new Blu-Ray disc releases of Gracie Fields and rekindling memories of my youth in entertainment.
I literally bumped into Gracie at the BBC which I think may have been run thru rehearsals at the time when I also was rehearsing for a children’s show as a lad. She did look frail and I commented humbly my Dad used to project your films around the villages of Kent in the early 40’s during wartime. She smiled asking did they like them? I like Sing as we go which Dad used to show on Pathe 17.5mm film I said. Bemused she said of good….
I think this was around 1977 but a great time to meet the variety artists if you were in entertainment. God bless you Gracie a great lady.
Hi – I am currently writing up my mothers memoirs/family history and one recollection she has was of visiting her Great Aunt in Belfast one summer in the early forties, when about aged 10 and hearing people in the street sayint Gracie Fields was singing up the road in the MIll – she ran up through the gates and saw her standing high up on the cranes in the mill, for all to see her, singing her songs. Do you have any photographs or newspaper reports relating to her visit there that I could place with the memories….hoping you can be of help! My mother clearly and fondly remembers the day….
I have a 3D plaque in a blue lined case with what I believe to be a signed card.
(similar to what is shown on your website)
I bought it from a charity auction in Kent in about 1983 but I do not know the history prior to that.
Would any of your members be interested in purchasing this from me?
My parents have a collection of Gracie Field memorabilia – particularly a lot of 78″ records/albums. also books and photographs. do you know before they get thrown out if anyone can make use of them anywhere?
I’ve been trying to get more information about the life and work of John Flanagan, he was a friend of my late father (Thomas Mac-Fall) and the pair were involved in setting up the Renaissance Club for artists in Harrington Road, Kensington, in the late 50’s. I believe GF may well have helped Flanagan in this endeavour.
I notice John Flanagan had a brother Maurice and Maurice’s grand-daughter, Mary Lukyn, has provided you with information about her great-uncle, I would love to contact her if that is possible?
Finally, I think your website is exemplary, congratulations.
With warmest good wishes,
Please can you tell me if Gracie Fields ever did a summer tour which included Kent? I have a memory from the late 1950s / early 1960s, watching an outdoor concert in the bandstand at the Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate. The song I remember her (or another female) singing, was ‘In my little bottom drawer’
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