Thursday, March 13, 2008

Ray Alan and Lord Charles - Greenwich ventriloquist

A child growing up from the 1960s to the 1980s on a diet of British TV would certainly have been haunted by the slightly sinister figure of Lord Charles and his ventriloquist handler, Ray Alan. Alan was born in Greenwich in 1930 and went to Morden Terrace School in Lewisham. He started out as a teenager performing at the Lewisham Hippodrome Theatre and Woolwich Empire, later touring with Laurel and Hardy. Apparently he is still going strong.

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Anonymous said...

Ray Alan and Lord Charles are still going strong. Ray came into the shop where I work today on his way to a 'gig' to buy some petrol. I asked him how Lord Charles was, and he said he is still going strong, and there is still a lot of support for him. Posted 17/09/08