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bodger

Good Evening All.

On this day in 1955 Dixon Of Dock Green began on BBC TV with Jack Warner as George Dixon. The programme ran for 367 episodes for the next 21 years.

Hands up if you can remember the signature tune and if you're humming it now.

PS. Name Georges son-in-law if you can.
Stanley

Ah now, that would be Andy Crawford?

A link courtesy of whirligig-tv.co.uk  
http://www.whirligig-tv.co.uk/tv/adults/dixon/dixon.wav

bodger

So it would Stan.
confused

Was the daughter called Mary ?? how sad am I ?
bodger

just as sad as the rest of us.
Stanley

confused wrote:
Was the daughter called Mary ?? how sad am I ?


Not as sad as watching some of the easily forgettable carp on nowadays! :angry1:
Captain Cockerel

Dixon..

Sorry old timers.... You've lost me...





Steve
freckle

Just short of twenty years before my time!!  
Bazzer

Jack Warners sisters were Elsie & Doris Waters.


Gert and Daisy were the two characters of a British female comedy act who are particularly remembered for their contribution to film and radio entertainment during World War II. They were stalwarts of the BBC radio variety programme Workers' Playtime, where they would talk about anything and everything, but especially their fictional husbands: Bert and Wally.[1]

Elsie and Doris's Brother owned a petrol station on the A1 at Hatfield, Hertfordshire and extensive car dealerships throughout Hertfordshire. The garage and the neighbouring Stonehouse Hotel was knocked down when the A1(M) tunnel was constructed during the 1980's

The characters of Gert and Daisy were played by Florence Elsie Waters (18931990)[2] and Doris Waters (19041978),[3] who were sisters of Horace John Waters (18961981),[4] better known as Jack Warner of Dixon of Dock Green fame.
bodger

Perhaps we should start a tots to teens section for you wee bairns.
Bazzer

Make 'em join The Ovalteenies!!!!!
Bazzer

The Horrice Bacholar(sp?) Infradraw Method of winning the pools.

Reply to Keynsham, Bristol.
Spelt K.E.Y.N.S.H.A.M.
Stanley

Bazzer wrote:
Jack Warners sisters were Elsie & Doris Waters.


Gert and Daisy were the two characters of a British female comedy act who are particularly remembered for their contribution to film and radio entertainment during World War II. They were stalwarts of the BBC radio variety programme Workers' Playtime, where they would talk about anything and everything, but especially their fictional husbands: Bert and Wally.[1]

Elsie and Doris's Brother owned a petrol station on the A1 at Hatfield, Hertfordshire and extensive car dealerships throughout Hertfordshire. The garage and the neighbouring Stonehouse Hotel was knocked down when the A1(M) tunnel was constructed during the 1980's

The characters of Gert and Daisy were played by Florence Elsie Waters (18931990)[2] and Doris Waters (19041978),[3] who were sisters of Horace John Waters (18961981),[4] better known as Jack Warner of Dixon of Dock Green fame.


Who had a cousin called George, who married my dad's sister! It's the only claim to fame in our family!
Bazzer

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cousin called George, who married my dad's sister


That sounds relatively boring.

I suppose in your day Stan, the Blue Lamps were lit with Whale Oil.
Stanley

Bazzer wrote:
Quote:
cousin called George, who married my dad's sister


That sounds relatively boring.

I suppose in your day Stan, the Blue Lamps were lit with Whale Oil.


Old, it was 7/6 to see Jimi Hendrix when I was a lad!
And some of our village bobbies made George Dixon look new fangled!
Bazzer

Our local roller skating rink was bought by Billy and George Walker (hence the name) and turned into a music venue. Here is a post from one of my East/West Ham local history sites.


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I heard today that a plaque has been put up on wall where the Uppercut used to be. It states that Hendrix wrote the song Purple Haze whilst at the club.


Credited to Kathy Taylor. Newham Council Heritage Dept.

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