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And Finally

A statue to honour Spike Milligan

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Showbiz stars have been flocking to give their support to plans to build a lasting monument to the comic genius Spike Milligan.  Brockley ward councillor and Green Party leader on the London Assembly Darren Johnson, has led the campaign for a statue to celebrate the former Goons star to be located in the town centre of the South London borough of Lewisham. 

Jools Holland, London Mayor Ken Livingstone, Graham Norton and Jack Dee have all pledged their support for the project.   

Councillor Johnson is now pushing Lewisham town council to apply for lottery funding to build the monument. He said: "Spike Milligan is a well-remembered figure and it would be nice to bring some public art to Lewisham town centre.

"I am disappointed Lewisham Council hasn't given formal backing to the idea but they have promised to get in touch with Spike's relatives."

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From Local Heroes in Lewisham website

I spoke to Spike's brother Desmond and the Milligan family used to live at 50 Riseldine Road which is on the cusp of Brockley and Honor Oak (in the Borough of Lewisham).

The only connection with Catford is Spike's aunt lived there and he probably had a few jazz gigs there. In his biography it mentions him playing jazz at St Cyprians hall which is in Brockley.

There is a campaign for a statue of him to be erected in Lewisham High Street close to the Victorian clock tower ------------------------------------------------------------

What do you think? I think that there should be some sort of memorial to commemerate such a comic genius. Let me know your views - I'll collect them together and send them to whoever I can think of, let them know your views!

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Mike

Any suggestions for what the statue should look like? A Dalek with a turban perhaps? Let me know your ideas for a statue.

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Put her in the Cur-ry