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Exhibition Guide – what is on show and how to find it

Yvonne Arnaud – famed comedy actress on stage and screen

Gwen Farrar – cellist, comedienne and revue star

Teddie Gerard – revue artist and silent film star

Winifred Oughton – character actress and esteemed RADA teacher 

Jackie Dunn – champion figure skater on ice

Desmond Tester – child star of stage and screen

Beatrix Thomson – actress, playwright and airwoman

Thomas Cyril Lister Farrar – BBC announcer and ‘Uncle Ajax’

Andrea Malandrinos – character actor of stage and screen

Anthony Diamantidi – developer and Ballets Russes financier

Eileen Ascroft – journalist and Fleet Street editor

The Waterhouses – wealthy benefactors of the Arts

John Sargrove – genius engineer and automation pioneer

Seven Souls in Search of Sanctuary – Big Brother in Effingham 

“Miss MacKenzie Deplores” – Effingham becomes accessible

Effingham Expands – land sales, house building and new roads

The Golden Ball – the Golf Club is born and creates a buzz

‘Close to the Golf Course’ – the Golf Club influences the housing

Big Houses renewed – 5 Effingham mansions repurposed

(1) 1925 Effingham Manor House becomes a Golf Club

(2) 1928 The Lodge becomes a School for the Blind

(3) 1928 Effingham Hill House becomes St Teresa’s convent

(4) 1931 The Red House becomes Corpus Domini convent

(5) 1935 Dunley Hill House becomes a clinic 

1938 The Lodge Park – park land becomes KGV Playing Fields

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