I think it was one of the design engineers from Richmond Stoves that came up with the idea of a bag free vacume cleaner which later became known as Dyson. He certainly cleaned up with that one. At the time he asked a friend of mine to go in with him. The friend declined as he said it would never catch on.
Screeming Lord Sutch played at the Co-op Hall. He used to be carried on stage in a coffin. Part way through the first number he would kick the lid off and jump out of it. In later years he stood for Parliament under The Raving Mad Looney Party. They have to start somwhere I suppose. Not too sure about the laundry, but I think it is now a hair dressers.