Denis Gifford (1927-2000) was Britain's foremost collector and historian of comics.
Also recommended is his Encyclopedia of Comic Characters, first published in1987,ISBN 0-582-89294-5, plus The Complete Catalogue of British Comics, published by Webb & Bowere in 1985,. ISBN 0 863 500079 X.
For further information about comics and comic strip illustrators;
http://john-adcock.blogspot.com/ http://bearalley.blogspot.com/and http://lambiek.net/
For additional information about Walter E Spradbery, who attended Walthamstow Art School with Walter Booth and went on to design posters for the Underground Group and London Transport;
Barmouth Bridge featured in the famous 1941 film called The Ghost Train. Staring Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch and Kathleen Harrison.
Bjorn Harnby's website.
Willy-Centrets page. Only in Danish
Jose and his Portuguese friends.
OTHER UNRELATED BUT INTERESTING SITES
Steffani's Silver Songsters
The only site dedicated to Arturo Steffani and the boys who sang in his professional choirs between 1934 and 1948.
The Cox Twins on Wikipedia
The Boy Choir and Soloist Directory
This will take you to the Silver Songsters page where there are links to five of Steffani's soloists.
Fred and Frank Cox began their working lives with Steffani's Sixteen Singing Scholars in 1934 and were popular members of the Silver Songsters from 1935 to 1937.
Steffani and his Sixteen Singing Scholars
A real gem! A short Pathe Pictorial film showing Steffani conducting his Singing Scholars in early 1935. The soloist was Cyril Lewis and The Cox twins can be seen at either end of the top row.
Two Pairs of Married Twins, 1983
A short You Tube film showing Fred and Frank Cox with their wives Pauline and Estelle Miles.
Jim Dale & The Ken-Tones on Six-Five Special
This 1958 film features The Ken-Tones singing "Gypsy in my Soul". The singer on the far left was Vincent O'Hagan who began his show business career with Steffani's Silver Songsters in 1942.
Reg Davies on Wikipedia
Reg Davies, born 1929, is best known for his skills as a professional footballer and few people know that he started out on a very different career path - as a singer with Steffani's Silver Songsters!
The Music Hall and Theatre Site
Lots of information and about British Theatres. Old photos of many of the theatres where Steffani's boys performed.
Evelyn Dall website
A great site by Dave Cooper about the singer Evelyn Dall.
Pamela Wynne, 20th century novelist
This is the only site dedicated to Pamela Wynne, author and romantic novelist, and was written by Richard Lovett who has been kind enough to pass on some Silver Songsters memorabilia that belonged to his father who was a friend of Steffani's.
Thomas Hoare, Champion oarsman of Hammersmith
Thomas Hoare of Hammersmith, (1843-1918), trained as a waterman but became one of the best known oarsmen of the Victorian age. In later life he enjoyed success as the coach at the Pengwern Boat Club in Shrewsbury. Another interesting site by Richard Lovett who is Hoare's Gt. Grandson.