Max Miller Appreciation Society held garden party Brighton's Pavilion Gardens - Social Event
The sky was bluer than one of their hero's jokes when the Max Miller Appreciation Society held their Cheekie Chappie garden party in Brighton's Pavilion Gardens to raise money for the Mayor's charities:
The sky was bluer than one of their hero’s jokes when the Max Miller Appreciation Society held their Cheekie Chappie garden party in Brighton’s Pavilion Gardens to raise money for the Mayor’s charities:
Martlets, Alzheimers, Sussex Heart, Macmillan and St Dunstan’s. Guests of honour, Brighton & Hove Mayor Geoffrey Wells and Michael Aspel were joined by a crowd of 200 dignitaries, actors, writers and fans who’d come to pay tribute to the man who, in Michael’s words, was ‘one of the greatest comics ever born.’The Patcham Silver Band oompah’d in the background as everyone enjoyed a splendid tea provided by David Sewell, whose family-run Pavilion Gardens Cafe has been wowing vistors with its fruitcake, rock buns and salmon-and-cucumber sandwiches for nearly 70 years. Michael was particularly partial to David’s pear and praline tart. Finally, the revellers were summoned to the base of Max’s imposing bronze statue, where Geoffrey and Michael unveiled a plaque to ‘The Pure Gold of the Music Hall’. With his risque jokes, inimitable style and cheeky innuendo, he never failed to put a ‘happy-go-lucky, happy, happy smile’ on everyone’s face. There’ll never be another!
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