Regulars at Pelynt’s Jubilee Inn got a treat this week (Monday November 30) when they were joined by Dad’s Army legend, Bill Pertwee.
Bill made a stop off at the St Austell Brewery pub to sign copies of his latest book, Dad’s Army: The Making of a Television Legend.
Most widely known for his role as ARP Warden Hodges in Dad’s Army, Bill joined guests at the Jubilee talking about his new book and reminiscing about the legendary TV programme. Bill featured in the very first episode of Dad’s Army and remained part of the cast until the last episode. He then went on to forge a successful and lengthy career as a respected comedy actor.
To mark Bill’s visit to the Jubilee, guests donned 1940’s war time attire and brought along souvenirs from the Home Guard era. Dressed as evacuees, children from Pelynt Primary School also joined in the evening’s event and met Bill personally.
Charlie Edgeler, landlord at the Jubilee Inn, said: “We were truly honoured that such a special TV legend made a stop off at the Jubilee Inn. To mark his visit we put on a special commemorative menu and guests enjoyed dressing up and celebrating the occasion.”
Charlie added: “It was great that the local school children also had the opportunity to meet Bill and talk about the making of the historic Dad’s Army. Helped by school assistant Shirley Barnard, and dressed in period clothes as “reporters”, they asked guests about the Dad’s Army days for their project. It’s a subject the children are so interested in – as many have older relatives they can relate it to.”
Deemed the essential guide to one of the most successful British comedies ever, Dad’s Army: The Making of a Television Legend is a unique behind-the-scenes look at the creators, cast, and making of Dad’s Army, along with a full episode guide and original stills of the series’ greatest moments.
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