Monday, September 22, 2014

Hazlehurst Road - Wandsworth - V2 Rocket November 1944 and Service 16 Nov 2014

November 1944 Bomb Damage in Wandsworth - Hazlehurst Road Garratt Lane

Hazlehurst Road - Map and modern photo and MEMORIAL SERVICE DETAILS

A service in being held on 16 November 2014 to remember a terrible night in 1944 when a V2 Rocket fell and killed 34 people. A friend was there and gave me photographs of the damage. Since then the pages have grown and several relatives of the dead have contacted me and my pages provide some idea of the horrible impact of such weapons. We are hoping to contact other relatives re the service if you know any likely people please pass on....

Monday, September 01, 2014

Farewell: Bill Kerr aged 92

Bill Kerr obituary | Television & radio | The Guardian

Perhaps Bill was the first Aussie I ever heard when he walked on in Hancock's Half Hour

as the bloke from Wagga Wagga. And I was amazed to find WaggaWagga.  was a real place.

Bill was a laconic butt for "Tony" and the show was so funny.
Above Tony Hancock, Moira Lister, BILL KERR, Sid James

Bill had walk in parts in all manner of films Bill Kerr - IMDb ..  amazing his first film was 1933. Bill often very funny but also serious roles such as The Lighthorsemen (1987) - as General Chauvel

I will always remember his mad role in Razorback (1984) - IMDb

about the wild monster pig that brings terror to an outback town and Bill is the professional hunter  "There's something about blasting the shit out of a razorback that brightens up my whole day. "

Good on yer cobber