404 Hampstead Garden Suburb Virtual Museum : Individual : Charlie Chester [P-PROF-CHESTER]
Charlie Chester

Charlie Chester, 1914-1997

Lived at:
  • 94 Erskine Hill (1937-50);
  • 5 Vivian Way (1950-55)

Profession: Comedian, Singer and TV presenter

About his life:
  • Won over 82 talent competitions from age seven before turning professional whilst still a teenager
  • Starred in radio shows such as Keep Smiling, Come to Charlie and A Proper Charlie over a sixty year career
  • Started his long-running radio programme Sunday Soapbox reflecting his concern for less fortunate members of society (1969)

Charlie Chester
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