Goon Show Preservation Society

Goon Show Preservation Society

The Goon Show Preservation Society is a non-profit organisation formed to help preserve and research the history of the "Goon Show". It was founded in 1972 by theatre critic Michael Coveney.

The society maintains an archive of "Goon Show" material, often used by professional researchers and media organisations, including the BBC. The society also owns the Neddie Seagoon puppet from "The Telegoons". [cite news|url=http://www.imperial.ac.uk/publications/reporterarchive/0107/feat01.htm|title=Goon, but not forgotten...|last=Reed|first=Tanya|publisher=IC Reporter|date=26 June 2001|accessdate=2007-06-26 ]

It has regional groups within the United Kingdom as well as international representatives in Australia, Canada, South Africa, the United States, Germany and Japan.

Charles, Prince of Wales became Patron of the society in 1998. [cite news |title=Charles joins the Goon squad |url=http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/73262.stm |publisher=BBC News |date=3 April 1998 |accessdate=2007-06-26 ] [cite web|url=http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/personalprofiles/theprinceofwales/patronages/|title=The Prince of Wales - Patronages|accessdate=2007-06-26 ] Honorary presidents of the society are Eric Sykes, Jane Milligan and Michael Coveney. Spike Milligan was an honorary president until his death in 2002.

References

External links

* [http://www.thegoonshow.org.uk/ Official site]
* [http://goon.org/ US Archives of the Goon Show Preservation Society]


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