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

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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
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 Eagle.

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
about F.H.
original artwork for sale
birth of Dan Dare