20/05/2024
Norwich, GB 17 C
Researching and reporting on the lives of some really interesting people (RIP)
Dambusters in action

LAWRENCE GOODMAN, aged 100

Lawrence ‘Benny’ Goodman is the last surviving British Dambuster pilot from the Second World War. He had a number of close shaves in the war and ended up as part of the Squadron 617, which unleashed Barnes Wallis’ bouncing bomb on German targets, with the intention of bringing the war to an end. He was highly decorated.

Dirty Duck, Stratford

PAM HARRIS, aged 88

Landlady at the famous Dirty Duck pub in Stratford, she was host for many actors of stage and screen and became a personality in her own right. Fierce but fair, she stood up to the Hell’s Angels, imposing pub rules on all of her clients.