We are very sorry to hear of the death of Charles Vance. David of Pavement Pounders was astonished during one of our guided walks to see Charles' image attached to a lamp post on The Leas. The picture, part of Strange Cargo's "Other Peoples' Photos" project dates from the time Charles ran a seaside repertory company in Folkestone.
David worked for him as a designer over the years on several remarkable and eventful tours and at Sidmouth in Devon, one of the few remaining weekly reps. Working for Charles was a rite of passage. Often the key to later success was to get yourself sacked by him! The world will be a duller place without his energy and bravado.