1967 : Roy Castle at the Ravensbury Tavern

From the Mitcham News & Mercury, 2nd October, 1967, page 1.


COMEDIAN Roy Castle visited the Ravensbury Tavern, Morden Road, Mitcham, last week.

He presented a cheque for £250 on behalf of the patrons to Mr. Dermot Cuddy, of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

He arrived at 10.30 pm, after leaving Wimbledon Theatre where he is appearing in the pantomime “Babes in the Wood” as Simple Simon.

And from behind the bar with the licensee, Mr. Charles Lawrence, and his wife, Pamela, he signed autographs and played several numbers an his trumpet.


Mr. Cuddy thanked the customers in both bars and presented Mr. Lawrence with a model of a guide dog.

The money was raised by donations over the bar during the past year.

“It’s the first time that we have collected,” said Mr. Lawrence.
“But it has been very worthwhile.”

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