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Thread #168904   Message #4080205
Posted By: Newport Boy
19-Nov-20 - 07:56 AM
Thread Name: The late great Lonnie Donegan (1931-2002)
Subject: RE: The late great Lonnie Donegan (1931-2002)
South Woodford was the centre of the world then, it seems. I lived there for 2 years 1955-57. I also lived in Leytonstone from 1958-60 and my wife taught at Davies Lane Primary School, which Tony Donegan had attended. He paid one visit to his old school - Anne saw him but I was at college.

I had met him earlier - early in 1956 I arrived at a party about midnight. My mate had saved me a few bottles of beer (he hid them in the oven - no-one thought to look there). About 1 am two guys arrived, were found some drinks and settled down on the sofa. After a while, Monty Sunshine took out his clarinet and kept us entertained for an hour or so. Sadly, Lonnie didn't get out his banjo to join him.

Happy days!

Phil