Many thanks Stephen MARDEN Daniel, I thought the following pictures could be of interest: (click to enlarge) Warwick school ca. Top row 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Middle row 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Bottom row 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 3. Best wishes Phillis WYBROW Tony Kemp wrote to you in Dec 2010 for information relating to Rev Ernest Ketley, minister of Higham Hill Baptist Church from 1947 to his death in 1955. Christine SNELL Bill, The only plausible reference I can find to William Mc Guffie is in the 1922 & 1925/6 edition of Kelly’s Directory.
There was a good sized crowd but the hall was scruffy and badly lit.
You are building a great reference for the local history of Walthamstow. I shall always regret that I never took the opportunity to get to know more about his work at the Royal Standard.
Referring to the Martin Family who lived in Tennyson Road, I knew a lad called Kenny Martin back in the late forties and fifties. I knew Rising Sun pub in the 1970/80’s when I managed a tough east London housing estate in Bow for the GLC.
Stan Laurel came on holiday to England in 1932 and was joined by Oliver Hardy and his wife. Stupidly, it was a couple of weeks before I put two and two together and belatedly realised that he was Don Harvey of the Royal Standard.
The visit turned into a working tour and they returned to the USA in 1933. Because we were neighbours, both our families got to know each other quite well.
Rev Ketley was my grandfather and I would be delighted to share information with him. Listed under Walthamstow Urban District Council for as a councillor for Higham Hill Ward is a William James Mc Guffie J. He does not appear to have been born a local man and there are few English census references that could possibly be him suggesting he may have possibly been born in Scotland.Tony LANCASTER Did Laurel and Hardy ever appear at the Palace Theatre, Walthamstow? Since Eileen died Peter has been over to England and stayed with us for 2 weeks. Yours sincerely Jeremiah O'MAHONEY Hi everyone just found this site.