Ladies and Gentlemen
There are still a few tickets available for
An Evening with Eagle on Wednesday 29th October 2014
in aid of the Samaritans
See full details below or tickets go to
Please note there will be a raffle of early Eagle comics and memorabilia!
This reception celebrates Eagle comic and the work of Frank Hampson the
creator of the famous ‘Dan Dare’ character.
Eagle has strong links with the of City of London as the comic used to hold
services for its young readers, who had done good deeds, at St Pauls
Cathedral from the 1940s to mid-1950s. Additionally Chad Varah, the founder
of the Samaritans, who wrote for Eagle was the Rector of St Stephen
Walbrook near to Mansion House. Throughout the event there will be a small
exhibition giving the history of the Eagle chronicling how it developed and
inspired a generation of comics.
Held at Pewterers’ Hall, EC2V 7DE, 6.30pm till 9.30pm. Open to Livery,
Freemen & guests.
We have also set up a just giving account for those who cannot attend but
would like to donate https://www.justgiving.com/eaglewithdandare/
In October 2014, we were invited to an event at the Pewterers' Hall (see below) the purpose of which was to raise
money for the Samaritans, which charity many of you will know was founded by Chad Varah, who also wrote for
Other guests included Felicity Varah Harding (Chad Varah's daughter), a granddaughter of Marcus Morris, and John
Bachelor, who did many cut-away drawings for Eagle. We were also delighted to meet up with David Britton, Howard
Corn and Will Grenham at the reception.
Thanks to Eleanor Mason-Brown, who organised the event, the evening was a great success and raised almost £800
for the charity. The photographs below were taken by Jean-Raphel Dedieu on behalf of Pewterers' Hall.
An Evening at Pewterers' Hall