Memory Lane Events


Further information about the now legendary Memory Lane Guided Walks

The walks, described below, usually take place in the Spring, start at 11.00am and are a gentle stroll which will take around 2 hours.  The cost of joining a walk per person just £5.00 for a Memory Lane subscriber, £7.00 otherwise. The Walks take place regardless of the weather. But if the success of most previous Memory Lane walks is repeated, it will be a lovely Spring  or Autumn day in the convivial company of fellow enthusiasts.

See some images of previous walks at YOUTUBE

Previous Memory Lane events - YouTube footage.

The Al Bowlly Blue Plaque Celebration on 30th November 2013 at the Phoenix Artistes Club with Brandyn Shaw. Brandyn will be appearing at London's most prestigious vintage Valentine's cabaret and dance evening at the recently restored 1937 Art Deco St. Pancras ballroom with live 11-piece dance band and special guests.

Celebrating Al Bowlly - “Seventy Years On” on 16th April 2011 at The George to mark the 70th anniversary of Al’s passing with Ray Pallett and Roy Hudd.

Memory Lane London 2016 presents


Saturday 29th October 2016

The Celebration marking the 75th year since Al Bowlly died will be at The Phoenix Artist Club, 1 Phoenix Street, London, WC2H 8BU, off Charing Cross Road.  This will be a social event from midday to 5.00 pm including music from Brandyn Shaw and his Rhythm Makers.  A special feature will be Brandyn and Jon Butterfield at the piano, interspersed with the voice of Ray Noble (from his radio interview) talking about Al.

In addition we have celebrities such as Roy Fox, Nat Gonella, Joyce Stone, Ray Noble and Tiny Winters on film talking about Al,  some footage of Al himself and lots of music plus the surprises of the day. Ticket prices include lunch and a free bar. A full afternoon’s entertainment and a marvellous opportunity to meet other Al Bowlly and dance band enthusiasts

Tickets are available now and include a privilege price for any number of tickets purchased by Memory Lane subscribers.

There will be the popular Memory Lane raffle with prizes including an excellent condition copy of the Brian Rust/Sandy Forbes Dance Band Discography (with clean dust jacket) and a large, bound, collection of dance band leader/vocalist photo-postcards, the majority of which are autographed by the artist concerned.

Tickets are £25.00 each (Memory Lane subscriber rate for any number of tickets at this price each), £30.00 each (otherwise).

Tickets for this event are now sold-out. Please e-mail in October in case any cancellations have been made and extra tickets thus available. Our E-mail address is: