Sunday, October 20, 2013

"A Manchester Boy": Davy Jones & Lees Street

We recently welcomed visitors to Lees Street who were interested in finding out about the childhood of Davy Jones from The Monkees, who died in February 2012. They were on a convention, touring some of the sites associated with his early years and family life.

A private memorial service to remember him was held in our church, back in March 2012, due to his connection with the church and Musical Society from many years ago. He and his sisters had all been a part of our church's life, taking part in the Musical and Dramatic Society's productions, and several of our members still remember them all well and have kept in touch at least with one or other of his sisters. He was proud of his Manchester roots, often returning to catch up with family and friends.

Lees Street pantomime, about 1956. David: 4th row, 5th on the right.