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I saw Lenny at 12 perform in Dixon Green's pub

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: January 19, 2014

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IN The Bugle (December 16 edition) your article about the rise of Lenny Henry bought back a particular memory for me.

Lenny was at school at the time and our 'local' was the Bush in Dixon's Green.

We were in there one night and a regular customer told us to listen to "This Little Kid".

We duly did as the bar was dead quiet and when he finished his impersonations the bar customers all applauded.

A few years later we became licensees of the said "Bush."

Lenny did pop in a couple of times but his brother Hilton was a regular with his wife Betty who worked at the old people's home on Dixon's Green. Lenny was outstanding when he was a young lad and he definitely wasn't shy in any way. That's my memory of Lenny, the Dudley lad.When this happened he would be about 12 years old.

Mrs M. Wood,

11 Fairfield Road, Dudley.

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