FRANKIE VAUGHAN - NEWHAVEN BOYS CLUB FETE 1960

Grays Field, Western Road.

By Colin Holden

A collection of pictures from the Newhaven Boys Club fete opened by Frankie Vaughan on the 27th August, 1960.

Photo:Frankie Vaughan,singer/filmstar opening the fete.

Frankie Vaughan,singer/filmstar opening the fete.

Colin Holden

A bit about Frankie Vaughan

Photo:What was the clerics name?

What was the clerics name?

Colin Holden.

In his heyday he had musical success on both sides of the Atlantic. His singing was accompanied to delighted squeals from his adoring, mostly female, audience. His flamboyant act and hits including Give Me the Moonlight, Green Door and Garden of Eden, ensured his fame as a popular showman and entertainer for well over 30 years. He also made a number of film appearances including, most notably, in 1960, Let's Make Love starring Marilyn Monroe.

Photo:Frankie signing autographs.

Frankie signing autographs.

Colin Holden.

He maintained his loyalty to the national association of Boys Clubs because of the help that he was given while a refugee in Lancaster during World War II.

Frankie Vaughan died in 1999.

Photo:With his wife Stella.

With his wife Stella.

Colin Holden.

Photo:He visited Newhaven often,spending his time rod fishing from the East Pier, or fishing at sea using his ? boat which was moored just north of the bridge.

He visited Newhaven often,spending his time rod fishing from the East Pier, or fishing at sea using his ? boat which was moored just north of the bridge.

Colin Holden.

Photo:The house of Dr O`Brooke can be seen here in the trees.

The house of Dr O`Brooke can be seen here in the trees.

Colin Holden.

Photo:Horace Horsecraft,with the camera around his neck,a real Newhaven character / Showman /Greengrocer /Fish and chip retailer /Taxi driver, can sombody put some information on this site about him?

Horace Horsecraft,with the camera around his neck,a real Newhaven character / Showman /Greengrocer /Fish and chip retailer /Taxi driver, can sombody put some information on this site about him?

Colin Holden.

Photo:Its Horace again!

Its Horace again!

Colin Holden.

Photo:Can anyone spot themselves here?

Can anyone spot themselves here?

Colin Holden.

This page was added by Colin Holden on 04/06/2008.
Comments about this page

Frankie was my all time heart throb from the age of 13/14. I was in the crowds this day at the fete, but I don't think I would recognise myself.

I went to see Frankie five times at the Hippodrome in Brighton a few years before these pictures were taken, and he reminded me of it when I met him on the stage in Eastbourne (as a nan) 25 years later!!

By Reigna Mitchell
On 07/06/2008

Someone asked who the cleric is. I think it may be Rev. Scorer. He went to Canada some years later

By Jan Chapman
On 24/07/2009

Reigna, Frankie was my idol as well! His laugh used to make me go weak at the knees & the twinkle in his eyes was to die for!!!

By Kathleen Goff (Ingram)
On 03/01/2010

Hi, I remember this event and was somewhere in the picture. Frankie was a very good friend to us at the Newhaven Boys Club. Some more good pictures Colin, I am sure you will remember Ronnie Lowles who lived a few doors up the road from us and that he became one of Frankie's " V " men playing a guitar.

By Colin Brandon
On 21/06/2010

I remember going to this fete. My Dad took loads of photos which we sent to Frankie in Brighton, where he was appearing. He signed the lot and returned them to us. He also used to visit the Gracie Fields children's home in Peacehaven whenever he was in the area.

By Janet Baker
On 21/09/2015

Where was this fete held? With the Dr's house in the background I'm assuming it was on the field where Grays School is now located.

The subtitle to the page says it's Grays Field, so you're correct! Andy-Editor

 

By Rob Patten
On 26/09/2015

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