Max Miller Appreciation Society held garden party Brighton's Pavilion Gardens - Social Event
PUBLISHED: 09:59 14 December 2010 | UPDATED: 11:52 28 February 2013
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 heros jokes when the Max Miller Appreciation Society held their Cheekie Chappie garden party in Brightons Pavilion Gardens to raise money for the Mayors charities:
Martlets, Alzheimers, Sussex Heart, Macmillan and St Dunstans.
Guests of honour, Brighton & Hove Mayor Geoffrey Wells and Michael Aspel were joined by a crowd of 200 dignitaries, actors, writers and fans whod come to pay tribute to the man who, in Michaels words, was one of the greatest comics ever born.
The Patcham Silver Band oompahd 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 Davids pear and praline tart.
Finally, the revellers were summoned to the base of M
axs 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 everyones face. Therell never be another!
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