Colin Nicol's photo album

The Good Guys at the Fun Fair

Colin writes: “These photos relate to an idea of mine. There was an annual charity function at Battersea Fun Fair organised by the Variety Club of Great Britain. Celebrities were invited to appear. It was the usual round-up: David Jacobs, Pete Murray and so on. I contacted the organisers and asked if we Caroline crew could attend and was refused. That was a red rag. I set up announcements on Caroline that we'd be there and we all turned up, paid our entry and went in. The result was bedlam as the photos show. One up for the pirates! I think it must have been early summer 1965.”

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Colin Nicol
Colin Nicol, centre, facing the camera, surrounded by fans.
Don Allen
Don Allen, just about visible throught the engulfing fans.
Jon Sydney
Jon Sydney, centre, signing autographs.
Colin Nicol
Colin Nicol, right, surrounded by autograph-seekers.
Ken Evans
Programme Director Ken Evans signs some too.
Jon Sydney
Jon Sydney looks bewildered by all the attention.
Colin Nicol
Colin Nicol, just visible, under the waved autograph book.
Jon Sydney
Jon Sydney meeting some of the listeners.
Ken Evans
Ken Evans signs a few more autographs.
Colin Nicol and Jon Sydney
Colin Nicol, on the left, and Jon Sydney, with his back to the camera.
Don Allen
Don Allen surrounded. Engineer Patrick Starling, usually known as ‘The Child Scientist’ looks down from the top left.
Jon Sydney, Ken Evans and Don Allen
Jon Sydney, left, Ken Evans and a startled Don Allen.

We asked if anyone else had memories to share of visiting Battersea Fun Fair that day in 1965 and Geoff Prett got in touch: “The date was Saturday 29 May 1965. It was a few days before my 14th birthday and I and seven school friends travelled from Reading to partake in the event. It was almost certainly in response to the announcements on Caroline, as we were all avid listeners. Alas I do not remember much about the day except that Battersea Park was packed and the ‘good guys’ were probably the most approachable celebrities. I attach a file with copies of Colin Nicol's and Jon Sydney's autographs that I obtained on the day.”

Colin Nicol's autograph
Colin Nicol's autograph.
Jon Sydney's autograph
Jon Sydney's autograph.

With grateful thanks to Colin for his photographs and to Geoff for the autographs.
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