Kingsley Hall

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Bill started attending Kingsley Hall Bow as a young boy.

*     He met and was greatly influenced by Muriel & Doris Lester

*     In 1931 he met Mahatma Gandhi and Bill's account of the visit was syndicated across India


Bill & Emily attended Kingsley Hall Dagenham for over 60 year

*     They met there as teenagers

*     They were married there on February 13, 1943

*     Their son, John, was baptised there in September 1947

*     For many years Bill was "MC" at regular Saturday evening dances,

*     He did the lighting for shows, and handled the PA at the garden fete.

*     On their retirement they started "Tea (Ballroom) Dance" there every Tuesday afternoon for about 40 people and raised a great deal of money for the work.

*     They celebrated their Golden Wedding there on February 13, 1993

*     and Bill's funeral on June 12, 2000

*     his ahses were buried there and a rose planted in his memory

*     Emily continues to go there many times a week...........................

One person at Kingsley hall at the same time was Dudley Moore. Bill acted as his "sound man" when Dudley did a charity performance at Kingsley hall in the 1990s


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