1966: Granada Christmas Show starring Hylda Baker comes to Shrewsbury

Just before she hit TV big time Hylda Baker was part of a Christmas variety show in Shropshire Once upon a time the Granada Theatre in Shrewsbury (now a bingo hall) used to attract big names for its theatre productions. (I’ve told you about the time Laurel and Hardy visited The Hollywood great who came… Read More 1966: Granada Christmas Show starring Hylda Baker comes to Shrewsbury

1963: Profumo Affair Controversy in Shrewsbury

In 1963 the British Establishment was rocked by the Profumo Affair. Britain’s Secretary of State for War John Profumo resigned following the affair with 21 year Old Christine Keeler – and it led to the fall of the Conservative McMillan government. Of course it was a national scandal but it caused controversy in Shrewsbury too.… Read More 1963: Profumo Affair Controversy in Shrewsbury