Harry Richard Thomas Willats, Aka DICK MONTAGUE – 52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks – Week 51, Part 3

Welcome back to the life of

14 July 1949 - The Stage - London, London, England

We left Harry back in 1944, working as management for The Peacock Hotel, a Grade II Listed Building in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, while he was taking a break from the music halls. Dick aka Harry, first appeared back in the tabloids on, October 24 1947.

24 October 1947 - Market Harborough Advertiser

24 October 1947 – Market Harborough Advertiser

07 November 1947 - Market Harborough Advertiser

07 November 1947 – Market Harborough Advertiser

02 July 1948 - Northampton Mercury - Northampton, Northamptonshire, England

02 July 1948 – Northampton Mercury – Northampton, Northamptonshire, England

14 July 1949 - The Stage - London

14 July 1949 – The Stage – London

The Stage Newspaper - 28th July 1949.

The Stage Newspaper – 28th July 1949.

15 September 1949 - The Stage - London, London - Theatre Royal, Loughborough

15 September 1949 – The Stage – London, London – Theatre Royal, Loughborough

02 June 1950 - Grantham Journal - Grantham, Lincolnshire

02 June 1950 – Grantham Journal – Grantham, Lincolnshire

29 December 1950 - Surrey Mirror - Reigate

29 December 1950 – Surrey Mirror – Reigate

19 November 1951 - Sunderland Daily Echo

19 November 1951 – Sunderland Daily Echo

03 December 1951 - Sunderland Daily Echo

03 December 1951 – Sunderland Daily Echo

30 July 1954 - Hampshire Telegraph - Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

30 July 1954 – Hampshire Telegraph – Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

14 October 1954 - Birmingham Daily Gazette

14th, 15th & 16th October 1954 – Birmingham Daily Gazette

14 October 1954 - Birmingham Daily Gazette

21 June 1955 – Birmingham Daily Gazette

10 December 1955 - Portsmouth Evening News

10 December 1955 – Portsmouth Evening News

16 December 1955 - Hampshire Telegraph - Portsmouth

16 December 1955 – Hampshire Telegraph – Portsmouth

17 December 1955 - Portsmouth Evening News

17th & 29th December 1955 – Portsmouth Evening News

03 February 1956 - Hampshire Telegraph

03 February 1956 – Hampshire Telegraph

13 July 1956 - Norwood News - London

13 July 1956 – Norwood News – London

Sadly, this is where Dicks tabloid journey comes to an end. Dick Montague aka Harry Richard Thomas Willats, died on 3 December 1965 in Clayhanger, Staffordshire, when he was 64 years old. He was working as a, Club Steward and still entertaining right up until her died.

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I feel kinda sad that his journey is over, I wish I could have met him and watched him perform, hopefully though a little of his wit and love for laughter, has passed on through the generations and we descendants can carry a little piece of him with us.

May he fill the heavens with laughter.

Harry Richard Thomas Willats,
Dick Montague
1901 – 1965

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If you missed the other posts about Harry, you can find them, here and here.

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