Vic Clarke

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  1. Hi all From joining this forum and Ann Swabey’s help, I now have one definite new brother and 2 more possibles, and possible Sister. I would have been happy with a photograph, I have 12. Also my Father was I’m told steward of the Variety club in the 50’s with his then wife Audrey. He had an off licence on Radford rd before the Variety. After the Variety he and his wife managed the Sherwood Rooms. I will post more later. A big thank you to Ann and David w.
  2. Hi Jill Thanks for this, I have sent for a birth certificate and a marriage certificate concerning a Ken Clarke who is a good probable. At the end of the day I just want a photograph. There are people I’m sure who know my Dad, I want nothing but a picture, I don’t want to disrupt your life, I don’t want money, I want nothing but a picture. I would be forever grateful. vic.
  3. I am. Do you have any info on probable Sister
  4. Hi Mary I would love you to ask Shirley
  5. Hi Lizzie Was that in the Tidal Thames story.?
  6. Hi All 3 towers had to be abseiled and surveyed, it was very hot on the first drop, my descender got to hot with rope passing through it, and seized, bottled water was lowered down to me to cool it. The rest of the drops had to be done early morning. Health and safety was pretty poor in Kuwait. On the main tower with the large globe which is a revolving restaurant the Iraqis had tied their flag to the metal discs, I cut the flag down. We were invited that night to the Bayan palace for a meal.
  7. If you google Vic Clarke Kuwait water towers, bit of a write up. A Central news/camera team went over with us, went over there 5 times including Jeddah.
  8. Started life on the high seas.
  9. A bit about myself. 76 years old, still working. Premises manager for an Architectural practice in Nottingham. Was a commercial diver working off shore. I was in Kuwait 90/91 carrying out abseiling surveys. I abseiled the Kuwait water Towers among other high structures.
  10. Thank you, my birth certificate does show the army reference and indeed storekeeper.
  11. I am totally gobsmacked with all this, a very big thank you all for this input.
  12. Hi Mary I would love for you to ask Shirley, I would be so grateful. My email is thank you Mary.
  13. Thank you Mary, I will do that tonight.
  14. Thank you very much for this, I knew a little of the court case, very little, no, please keep it on the forum it may cause a reaction that may help me, thank you very much.
  15. Thank you for your reply. I have posted elsewhere on the forum(ancestry) a very good friend of mine now passed on told me Ken Clarke sorted his wedding reception out at the Variety club, this would be very early sixties.
  16. I’m searching for information on my Father Kenneth Walter Clarke. I’m 76 and never met him. Info I have so far. Early sixties could have been the manager of the Variety club. An old friend of mine who has now sadly passed used to sing at the Variety club, Sam Souter. Sam married his wife Beryl, Sam told me my Father sorted the reception out at the Variety club. I went down to the club this was years ago, the guy who opened the door to me was a big guy with a beard, he told me Ken Clarke had left and gone to Bristol. I have searched a long time with many dead ends. I am told he was a very sma
  17. I am Jill, don’t know of a Sister in Leicester, I have very limited information. My parents probably divorced/annulled approx 1944/45. It’s a long story.
  18. I’m trying to find any information on myFather Ken Clarke, I have been told he hadsomething to do with the Variety club. I’m76 and never met or saw my Father, noteven a photograph, any information wouldbe greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  19. Can anyone remember a guy called Ken Clarke, he used to go in the Stork club.
  20. Thanks for having me. I’m trying to find any information on my Father Ken Clarke, I have been told he had something to do with the Variety club. I’m 76 and never met or saw my Father, not even a photograph, any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.