Events and News

The amazingly popular Christine and Peter Padwick shows continue in 2017:



Wed 28 Jun: The Brides in the Bath & Other Tales

Dick Turpin, bigamy, Spilsbury, poison, aliases, Broadmoor, forensics, the trial, motive, an undelivered letter, hangings, fingerprints, Epping & more

Wed 27 Sep: The 1940s

Vera Lynn, evacuees, Churchill, sirens, the London Olympics, rationing, gas masks, bombsites, Lord Haw-Haw, shelters, doodlebugs & more

Wed 18 Oct: The Great Train Robbery

Ronnie Biggs, Leatherslade Farm, the gloved signal, the Monopoly board, Scotland Yard, the sentencing, escapes & captures, plastic surgery & more

Wed 29 Nov: All Things Banned & Censored

BBC, ‘Psycho’, George Formby, Jane Russell, adverts, tombstones, Eartha Kitt, cricket, Lionel Bart, DH Lawrence, ‘Hair’, the Crazy Gang & more

Wed 6 Dec: The 1950s

National Service, Doris Day, ‘Housewives’ Choice’, ITV, Korea, Bill Haley, Suez, Elvis Presley, ‘Under Milk Wood’, Tom Lehrer, skiffle, Goons & more

Each show bristling with music, laughter, songs & facts
2.45 for 3pm: The Salvation Army Church, Salt Lane SP1 1EE
£5 on entry – ring Gordon on 01722 504295 to book or just turn up.
Every penny goes to: Salisbury Trust for the Homeless

For fundraising events please phone Gordon Pardy on 01722 504295 or email if you would like to become involved.


  • Total fundraising from Padwick Shows now exceeds £7,500!
  • 83% of clients who left our service in FY 2016/17 returned to independent living – our best ever result!
  • November 2016 Newsletter here: newsletter-nov-16
  • 2015/16 Statutory Accounts here: stfh-2015-16-statutory-accounts