I’m left with happy mem­o­ries of Cilla

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

I HAVE great mem­o­ries of Cilla, the first be­ing the Lon­don Pal­la­dium, where I went with a fam­ily friend’s daugh­ter for her 17th birth­day.

We went to the Satur­day mati­nee at the Pal­la­dium and on the bill was Tommy Cooper, Frankie Vaughan and The Four­most.

Also, it was the first time my friend and I had been to the Pal­la­dium on our own. The next time we saw Cilla was when my friend and I went to The Bea­tles Christ­mas Show she came and sat in the front stall with Bobby.

Then we saw her at The MNE Show – Cilla was on the show with The Bea­tles.

The next time my friend and I saw her was at The ABC Theatre in Black­pool. Cilla was on the bill with

The Bach­e­lors.

Af­ter that was back at the Pal­la­dium it was panto sea­son and I took my mum to see her. My mum said to me when we came out that Cilla was fab.

By the time we saw her in panto, Cilla and Bobby had just got their home in Den­ham not far from where we all lived (just down the road) and when Cilla had her three sons they went to MTS School, in North­wood, and Cilla went to pick her three sons up.

At that time my dad’s sis­ter was work­ing at the same school so you can say we saw a lot of her.

The next time was up in Great Yar­mouth in the 1980s. It was a sum­mer sea­son and my mum said that she did not want to go and see her, but I talked her into it and in the end she was pleased she went.

The news of her death came as a

shock to us all, but we have got happy mem­o­ries of Cilla. MISS AL LEE Farm­lands East­cote


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