My first visit to London was in 1981, on a school trip to see England Schoolboys play their Irish counterparts at a disappointingly shabby Wembley. After a fish-and-chip tea we were taken to see Airplane! at the Curzon on Shaftesbury Avenue. Waiting for the coach afterwards, we milltown naifs stood goggling at the Soho peacocks and quoting lines from the classic we’d just seen. Still makes me laugh, almost thirty years on. RIP.

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Designer, photographer and Vespa-fixated pub bore. Born in Yorkshire, living in that London these past 20 years. Get in touch at teninchwheels@gmail.com, especially if you'd like to send me some free beer.
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2 Responses to >1926-2010

  1. Affer says:

    >What a comic genius he was! My memory is of a Christmas day spent munching turkey slices whilst watching all three Naked Guns, back to back! One of the few people who could have me totally helpless with laughter.

  2. TIW says:

    >I think I'm going to order the Police Squad box set tonight (if it exists!)

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