I’m left with happy memories of Cilla
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
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