Steve Grindlay wrote:...and I think whoever made a reference to Mayow Road was confusing Bob Monkhouse with his close friend at Dulwich College, Dennis Gifford. Gifford, a cartoonist, journalist and film historian, was born in Bampton Road. He also has an entry in the DNB.
Steve Grindlay wrote:Thanks for that, rebelmc.
It lets me identify Bob's grandfather as John Monkhouse, who lived at 6 Mayow Road (three houses from the Perry Vale junction) from about 1911 until his death in about 1937. John's oldest son was Wilfred Adrian Monkhouse, Bob's father.
Interestingly, before moving to Mayow Road John Monkhouse lived at 1 Bovill Road from about 1901, where the family is recorded in the 1901 census. This is less than 50 yards from the house in Gabriel Street where Spike Milligan lived some 30 years later.
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