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1960-68 Entered licensed trade "The Pegasus" Stoke Newington. London N16

Compere Charlie Smithers

RD Lennie Peters & Charlie Smithers

Terry Day & Tommy Harris Trio


The Pegasus - Excerpt from "A Little of What You Fancy"


Christmas Show 1968

Publand Show Photocall 1966

Spurs Pat Jennings & Alan Gilzean 1964

1968-70 "The Goat" Shirley Croydon  Surrey

The Goat

The Staff

1970-82 "Valley Club"  Charlton Athletic FC. London SE7

Valley Clubs resident  Bryan Williamson Band

Small Medium & Large
Kenny Baker 3'8" - RD 5'10" - Chris Greener 7'6¼"

Ed Stewart, RD, Maurice Wolfe,  & Theo Foley 1974


1982-97 "Syndale Park Motel" Faversham Kent. 

Syndale Park Motel & Bar

Syndale Longest bar in Kent 55'

1997 To continue full time as TV & Film Supporting Artiste

Holby City

The Deputy

1966-80 Produced & Directed an annual show for charity "The Publand Variety Show"
featuring the top performers from pub & club entertainment presented at major
London Theatres concluding at The London Palladium.


The Pegasus

The London Palladium

Fairfield Halls Croydon
12th May 1982

THE ARTISTS have now been selected for the London Club Acts Awards show, which will be presented at the Fairfield Hall, Croydon on May 12. Organised by the Rotary Club of Coulsdon and the Entertainment Artistes Benevolent Fund, who have collaborated on several shows at Fairfield in the past, it will be in aid of the Surrey Beagles Athletic Club and the EABF.
The award-winning acts are: Male Vocalist - Danny Owen, Female Vocalist - Elly Rome, Comedian - Lew Lewis,
Cabaret Show Group - Barley, Comedy Speciality - Gary Wilmot, and Music Speciality - Stutz Bear Cats.
The selection committee comprised Reg Swinson MBE general secretary of the Entertainment Artistes Benevolent Fund
Ray Donn, who will be producing and directing the show, Bernard Williams editor of Cabaret and Variety Revue, and Peter Hepple, editor of THE STAGE. Louis Benjamin, President of the EABF, will be attending the show and will present a personal award to the artist whom he considers shows the most potential for stardom. Star guest Larry Grayson, will also be appearing and the Bryan Williamson Band is accompanying the show. David Hamilton is the compere.

 Ray Donn - Billy Marsh - Larry Grayson - Louis Benjamin

 1970-84 In addition to and combined with my work directed "Ray Donn (Leisure) Ltd"
     a licensed entertainment & management agency booking artistes for club, theatre & TV.
Clients under management included Jim Bowen, Bobby Davro.

1974 Executive Committee member "Entertainment Artiste Benevolent Fund"
  Hon.Treasurer 1995 - 2008
February 2009 dumped by the committee unceremoniously! .... after 35 years of loyal service.

1978-84 Founder Member & Secretary Comedians Golfing  Society

Chucklebus 5

Founders: Ray Donn-Peter Trayling-Wally Mardell

Winter Gardens Margate

Story of The Comedians Golfing Society Here

1997 Hon Treasurer Vaudeville Golfing Society a fraternity of professional entertainers.

 2004 Installed 100th WM Chelsea Lodge 3098
Currently Web Master

2006 Co-Producer "Royal Masonic Variety Show"

View MQ Magazine "That's Entertainment"

2011 Hon.Member Concert Artistes Association

2011 - Director "An Evening of Clairvoyance"
The Bloomsbury Theatre
Wednesday 28th September 2011


Entertainment Artistes Benevolent Fund
Patron HM The Queen
The Fund provides and maintains Brinsworth House a residential & nursing home
providing care for the sole benefit of retired professional entertainers and their dependants.
The Royal Variety Performance provides the main source of the funding.


Mia Donn presents flowers to Her Majesty the Queen
 Mia Donn presents flowers to Her Majesty the Queen with Mum Rachel.
Royal Variety Performance  November 2001

Visit to Highgrove

Royal Variety Performance 2003
Royal Variety Performance
 London Palladium November 1976
Highgrove House
3rd June 2003
Royal Variety Performance
24th November 2003
Royal Variety Performance 2004

Royal Variety Performance
14th December 2004

Royal Variety Performance
21st November 2005
Royal Masonic Variety Show
12th November 2006

Special Guest Robin Gibb Brinsworth 2007

Robert & Babs Powell Brinsworth 2006

Chris Tarrant & Our Reg Brinsworth 2007

Rick Wakeman & Ian Freeman Brinsworth 2007

Peter Elliott, Jack Seaton & Sir Norman Wisdom
Brinsworth House Garden Fete

Joe Pasquale & David Neale Freemasons Hall 2006

 Stella Vaughan -Joan Morecambe - Doreen Wise 

The Rt Hon Sir John Major

Ronnie Corbett


Julie Rogers CGS Ball 2007

Bobby Davro CGS Ball 2007

The late Frank Carson RVP 2006

Sir Michael Parkinson CBE
Brinsworth House July 31st 2008

Royal Variety Performance 3rd December 2007
Empire Theatre Liverpool

Vince Cable MP 2008



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