Plaque unveiled in memory of Worthing screen legend

Roy Hudd, daughter Joan Laurie and Wyn Calvin at the plaque's unveiling

Roy Hudd, daughter Joan Laurie and Wyn Calvin at the plaque's unveiling

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Tributes were paid to a Worthing legend of stage, screen and radio when a plaque was unveiled in her memory.

Tributes were paid to a Worthing legend of stage, screen and radio when a plaque was unveiled in her memory.

A large crowd gathered last Tuesday at 30 Salisbury Road, in Worthing, for the unveiling of a blue plaque at the former home of Welsh comedienne Gladys Morgan.

Wyn Calvin, MBE, known as The Welsh Prince of Laughter, paid tribute to Gladys at the ceremony and was joined by the actor and comedian Roy Hudd, OBE, as well as Gladys’ daughter, Joan Laurie.

Other guests included Worthing mayor Charles James, legendary trumpet player Joan Hinde, and with members of the British Music Hall Society and Max Miller Society.

Joan, who lives in the same home Gladys had been in before she died in 1983, said the plaque would have been “the icing on the cake” for her mother.

For the full story, read this week’s Worthing Herald, out from Thursday, December 20.