Events and News

The amazingly popular Christine and Peter Padwick shows continue into 2018:



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

Wed 17 Jan 2018: London

Great Fire, Drury Lane, Stanley Holloway, Hyde Park, Lord Mayors, Nelson, Thames, Pepys, Dickens, Old Bull & Bush, Handel & more

Wed 7 Feb: Burke & Hare and the Bodysnatchers

Murder in Edinburgh, criminal surgeons, anatomy, advances in medicine, graveyard watchtowers, capture, the trial, hangings & more

Wed 21 Mar: The 1920s

Victor Silvester, flappers, Winnie the Pooh, prohibition, the charleston, Jeeves, Barbara Cartland, General Strike, ‘The Jazz Singer’ & more

Wed 25 Apr: 3 Women – Murder, Medicine & Music

Ruth Ellis, her lover & a shooting; Florence Nightingale, her family & the Crimea; Marie Lloyd, her reputation & the songs & no more

Wed 2 May: The Seaside

Alan Bennett, postcards, piers, Rudyard Kipling, lighthouses, oysters, Seaweed, Spike Milligan, King Canute, smugglers, landladies & more

Wed 13 Jun: Poisoned Chocolates, Keswick & Blackmail

Brighton Doctor, a stalker, contaminated baby food, cash machines, body in lake, an airline pilot, Reg Varney, Earlswood Asylum & 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 since October 2014 now stands at £8,646!
  • 83% of clients who left our service in FY 2016/17 returned to independent living – our best ever result!
  • July 2017 Newsletter here: Newsletter_July_ 2017
  • 2015/16 Statutory Accounts here: stfh-2015-16-statutory-accounts