PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF DAVID WEBB

When I set up this archive in December 2012, I had no idea where it would lead. On Sunday, March 17, 2013, David Webb’s executor delivered to me what he said was the entire contents of the NCROPA archive. He might have added “and then some”. Included in this mass of lever arch files was an envelope full of personal press cuttings and a bag full of personal photographs. The word personal is used here in the widest sense; most of them concern the man himself either directly or indirectly, but there were some of other people and other things. For example, there is a photograph of a building, the sign on which reads “DAVID WEBB, INC.” - obviously not him, but as with his cuttings relating to the soccer player David Webb, this is clearly something that appealed to his sense of humour.

I have not scanned all such photographs here but have included all those I consider relevant. As far as possible they are in chronological order, but this can only be approximate for the majority of them. The provenance of many of them is uncertain to a degree; those that are have been marked with an asterisk. For example, I am informed that * this was taken at a wedding in Luton circa 1990; the woman with him is his elderly mother. [I was later informed that this particular photograph was actually taken on October 14, 1989].

A photograph captioned with the qualifier “apparent” means precisely that. Many of the photos on this site have the date and/or location on their backs, but sometimes either or both are unclear, due to the quality of the handwriting or smudging or both. Also, some photographs that are not captioned appear to belong to the same batch as one or more that are, so I have applied common sense to dating and locating them. Please bear this in mind; please bear in mind also that I am not responsible for any that may have been misdated and/or miscaptioned in any way because I have no way of confirming the provenance of any particular photograph, even if in the grand scheme of things none of this is of the slightest importance.

The mother of David Webb? - “Me in my youth.”
The above photograph was received, scanned and published here July 15, 2013. It is one taken from what is (hopefully) the last box of photographs I will have to process. This is a postcard, and curiously, there is a printed misspelling on the back as can be seen under the address. This may help to date it at some future time. The aforementioned box appears to have been the property of David Webb’s mother; its contents are all family photographs, including duplicates of a few I had scanned already from the man’s personal collection. David Webb’s mother died in 1992, and presumably she left him this box, which had probably not been opened since it came into his possession.

The box included two envelopes. The first of these - plain and sealed - contained photographs of 4 abstract paintings (Abstracts 1-4), which were almost certainly painted by David Webb. The second envelope - posted June 4 1975 to him at his then address of 15 Sloane Court West - contained photographs from The Spotlight Guide. These two small collections are obviously separate, and were probably put in the box by David Webb at some point.

Pamela Audrey Webb was the older sister and only sibling of David Webb; she died Pamela Pikesley on June 3, 2015 at the age of 85. Shortly, Goodman put me in touch with a close friend of hers, who has now put accurate captions to many of the photographs herein, some of which were far from accurate.

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Alec
The photos above and immediately below are among the oldest in this collection. They are of Alec, who was the father of David Webb. I cannot date them but I would have thought at the very least they were taken sometime in the 1920s, ie before the births of his son and daughter.
Alec

Mother and baby - apparently the mother of David Webb with either him or his sister
Baby - if this is a boy, it is probably David Webb; if a girl, it is probably his sister

The sister of David Webb as a baby
The original of the above is captioned Pamela Audrey Webb. It is said to have been taken at about one year old. Comparing it with the following photograph - David Webb as a baby with sister Pamela - I assumed it was miscaptioned, but a cyber-colleague (a mother of 3) said the baby in the first photograph (this one) and the younger baby in the second are not the same child. I sought a further opinion from alt.photography. Here is part of the response:

Given that these are family photos I would trust the captions on the back. 
I would not describe the girl in #99 as "dark haired". Her hair seems 
to be more of a natural blonde, a year or so on from #98 where the hair 
is baby fair & wispy. Also it is tough to make that comparison given 
different exposure conditions (possibly different cameras) at different 
times. 

Then looking at the eyes, they seem to be the same shade of blue. Next 
the upper lip, particularly on the viewer’s right seems to have a 
similar curve. 

I would say it would be fair to identify the girl in #98 & #99 as the 
same individual at different ages...

David Webb as a baby with sister Pamela
Family photo
Although unconfirmed, the above appears to be a photograph of a young David Webb with his mother and sister; he is the boy closest to her.
Wickstead Park
The above is all the information given on the back of this photograph. I would assume it was taken circa 1939 and that the people in the boat are a young David Webb, his sister, and their mother.
David Webb and sister aged about?
A young David Webb with sister, undated/unconfirmed, girl in black dress - or is it his mother?
A young David Webb with sister, undated/unconfirmed, girl in white dress - or is it his mother? The photograph immediately below is a scan of a different print of what appears to be the same photograph. It was taken from his mother’s collection.
A young David Webb with sister
A young David Webb with sister, another of the same, either very slightly different or the same but a different print.
Another family photo
The young boy in the above appears to be David Webb and one of the girls his sister. This and everything else about the photograph are unconfirmed.

Photograph from Mrs Webb
The above outdoor photograph almost certainly predates the birth of David Webb and his sister, ie 1920s. The man appears to be Alec Webb; the others...guess.

Photograph from Mrs Webb
Photograph from Mrs Webb
Photograph from Mrs Webb
The above three photographs appear to have belonged to the mother of David Webb. Your guess is as good as mine as to when they were taken or where.

Photograph from Mrs Webb
If the young boy in this group of 6 people is David Webb, this photgraph must have been taken around 1934-5; I would presume the woman to his right is his mother, but I cannot identify her husband or even her for certain.

This photograph is captioned from Joan at Christmas - 1930s?

Two women, a girl and a dog, 1930s?

Man and woman, 1930s?
The above is from his mother’s collection; although unconfirmed it is also certainly her and Alec Webb.

David Webb and sister, apparently

Weird photograph
The above is apparently a photograph from the collection of David Webb’s mother. It appears to be of a baby or young child, naked or semi-naked, but wearing a crown or even a joker’s cap. It is also almost certainly one of the oldest photographs in these collections.

1930s photograph
The above is apparently a photograph from the collection of David Webb’s mother. It is probably from the early 1930s or possibly a bit earlier. Two of the people appear to be the parents of David Webb.

Unknown girl, possibly his mother, which would date it to the early 1920s?

Unknown couple
If the above are the parents of David Webb, then clearly this must be one of the oldest photographs in the collection. I do not think they are, but this may well be from the 1920s.
Pamela, the sister of David Webb, unconfirmed
Three kids, apparently David Webb, his sister and another girl
Three kids, apparently David Webb, his sister and another girl, as above
Three kids - one of the two boys may or may not be David Webb
Three kids - one of the two boys may or may not be David Webb, as above
More young kids a group of them

A younger Alec Webb - this is apparently a photograph from the collection of David Webb’s mother.

This appears to be a young David Webb with his father and sister, if so, circa 1934?
This appears to be a young David Webb with his sister, their parents and perhaps an uncle, circa 1934?

This appears to be a young David Webb with his mother and sister, if so, circa 1934?

Photograph from Mrs Webb
If the young boy above is David Webb, this photograph would date to about 1936 or 1937. Presumably the young girl shielding her eyes is his sister. Did people really sit on a sunny beach fully clothed in those days? The photograph below may have been taken at the same time. If so that is probably David Webb sitting on his father’s lap; the woman is probably Mrs Webb, and the girl Pamela. I have no idea who is the other man.
Photograph from Mrs Webb

Apparently David Webb and sister Pamela, if so, circa 1934?

Family under a tree, circa 1935? Apparently David Webb with his sister and parents.

It appears to be Alec Webb driving, circa 1935?

A picnic, at a guess I would say this was 1935-6
A picnic, another photograph, apparently from same.
A picnic, a third photograph, apparently from same.

Family photograph, circa 1935?
The above includes David Webb, his sister, and their parents.

A picnic, not the same as the other picnic photographs, mid 1930s?

Kids outside, David Webb at the front, with his sister in the hat, circa 1936

Donkey ride - if this is David Webb with this father and sister, I would guess it was taken around 1937

On beach, circa 1937

The Webb family: May and Alec, David and Pamela in the garden at the family home, Luton, circa 1938
The Webb family in the garden with (apparently) another couple, their son and daughter, similar to the above, circa 1938

David Webb and his sister? - If so, then circa 1938

Margate, 1938 - I have no idea who is the boy

Schoolboy, circa 1938 or 1939? Webb is the boy on your far right.

David Webb and his sister: unconfirmed, circa 1938
David Webb and schoolfriend: 1940 Webb is the boy in shirtsleeves. I found a near identical copy dated 1940 in pencil on the back in the other box, and a copyright notice from Luton News stamped 18 OCT 1941
David Webb and schoolfriend: 1940
This photograph is a larger photo the one above it, although it appears to be the same, it has more detail, notice the toy bus and other vehicles in the foreground? This was in an envelope addressed to Lord David Webb from Moonpig.com, and was also labelled: Strictly not to be opened until 6th March!! The other enclosures were all photographs of David Webb the actor, including Waters Of The Moon (a 1959 TV play), but for all I know some, all or none of them could have been included in the same envelope.

David Webb receives a prize at Luton Grammar School
The above photograph is dated 1942, but does the boy in this photograph look 11 years old to you?

Me, see caption on back
I am advised the above is definitely not Pamela Webb.

Jimmy Lacey, see rear of photo

This is probably not David Webb - the slant is not mine. 1940s?

Luton, his mother? 1940s?

Four women - one could be his mother, pick a date, 1940s?

Milestones, April 1946
The above is a school play; see rear of photograph for details.
David Webb as a teenager, perhaps circa 1946
David Webb with dog, probably somewhere near Luton, probably circa 1946
Group of males, 1946, see inscription on the back
David Webb, June 1946
David Webb in the garden with Geoff, June 1946
David Webb in garden aged 15 - so captioned, August 1946
David Webb in group photo, apparently September 1946
The date of the above sounds dubious, it looks more like it was taken during his National Service.

On the beach
The above is apparently a photograph from the collection of David Webb’s mother. This uncaptioned photograph appears to have been taken on a beach. I would say circa 1947. The three people appear to be the parents of David Webb and another woman.

David Webb with his parents at the wedding of his sister - confirmed.
The above is apparently a photograph from the collection of David Webb’s mother.

Luton Grammar School, 1947
Believe it or not, this and this and this and this constitute one photograph. I have scanned over so everyone is included. Don’t ask me how it was taken, nor where is David Webb here.

The Luton Girls Choir
David Webb’s sister sang with the Luton Girls Choir, which I assume this is. I have no idea which if any of these girls is her, nor when this photograph was taken, though it was probably some time in the 1940s at Watford.

Shirley, 1940s? See caption on the back

A young David Webb, apparently on a farm, 1940s?

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These four photographs are all captioned Texas, 1941 photos 144-147 are captioned Texas 1941; 145 is Shirley Ann & Whiskey, Texas? 1941; 144 is Trudie - I think; 146 is Shirley Ann, Trudie Lacey and Jimmy Lacey - Texas, 1941

Trudie - I think!
Shirley Ann & Whiskey - Texas, 1941?
Shirley Ann, Trudie Lacey and Jimmy Lacey
At McDonald Observatory
Another photograph from Texas, 1941, see caption on back

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Unknown male somewhere exotic, 1940s?

Family type photos, 1940s?
The above and the following 3 photographs appear to below together. The young woman is Pamela; the woman with whom she is linking arms is unknown as is the man behind them. The other two are May and Alec Webb - confirmed.
Family type photos, 1940s?
Family type photos, 1940s?
Family type photos, 1940s?
In the above, this is clearly a young David Webb on the extreme right.

Three women - 1940s?
Three women - 1940s?

Luton War Weapons Week, apparently 1941

Shirley Ann, 1941, see caption on back.
Shirley Ann with a man, 1941, see caption on back.
Elsie and Shirley Ann, July 1941, see caption on back.
Elsie and Shirley Ann, July 1941, see caption on back.

Jimmy Lacey, see rear of photo

Mount Royal, Montreal, 1942, see caption on back.

A school play, obviously at Luton. Around 1943?

James Lacey on the water, 1946, see caption on back.

Your guess is as good as mine but see caption on back, 1947

A scene, somewhere - circa 1947?
David Webb, somewhere - circa 1947?

Rallying, pick a date, 1947?
Rallying, likewise, pick a date, 1947?

The School For Scandal, Luton Grammar School, March 1947
Re the above, see the caption on back; this is the best copy possible.

David Webb at the wedding of his sister, 1952 - confirmed.

Army photograph, 1947 - see inscription on back, rotated 90 degrees clockwise

David Webb, March 1947
David Webb, March 1947

David Webb at Bradgers Hill, Luton, 1947
David Webb at Bradgers Hill, Luton, apparently March 1947
David Webb at Bradgers Hill, Luton, April 1947
David Webb at Bradgers Hill, Luton with dog, April 1947
David Webb, a school photograph, mid 1940s
David Webb, a school photograph, mid 1940s

Luton Girls Choir unconfirmed
David Webb with members of the Luton Girls Choir on Clacton Pier, April 1947

David Webb in Switzerland, July 1947 - see inscription on back
Mount Blanc taken from Lake Geneva, July 1947
Geneva, July 1947
Lake Geneva, Montreux, July 1947

This appears to be David Webb, possibly taken in Switzerland, 1947

This was captioned Statue of St Benard, Italian side, July 1947

This was captioned League of Nations Building, and was probably taken the same time as the others, ie July 1947

David Webb, somewhere - 1947?
Holiday scene - Switzerland? 1947?
Man and woman somewhere, sometime - Webb and his sister? 1947?

David Webb and friend, July 1947, see caption on the back
David Webb in Switzerland, July 1947
Lake Geneva, July 1947
The above was probably taken by David Webb, and is said to be a view of the League Of Nations Building.
League of Nations Building, July 1947
Entrance to League of Nations, probably taken in July 1947
La Grand Benard, July 1947
Switzerland, July 1947, see caption on the back
Montreux, Switzerland, July 1947
Montreux, Switzerland, July 1947 - apparently!
Lake Geneva, July 1947 - see caption on the back
Switzerland, July 1947 - and rear of photo
Woman by water, my guess is that this was taken in Switzerland, July 1947; your guess is just as valid

Sitting in the back garden, August 1947

Sitting in the back garden, 1947?
Boston Hills, Boston Springs, September 1947
Woods, September 1947

Schooldays
Schooldays
The above two photographs appear to have been taken at his Luton school or somewhere near. The top photo is Webb and another boy; both appear in the second. I would say these were taken circa 1946.

The Romantic Young Lady, Luton, Christmas 1947; see caption on rear

Christmas 1947 - that is the caption, but I have no idea who they are.

David Webb with the Luton Girls Choir, January 1948, see caption on the back

Near the water - early 1950s?
An early Webb play, school? Circa 1948?

Buckfast - Pick a date, 1948?
Again pick a date, 1948? If this is David Webb, then probably later.

David Webb with sister and mother apparently, circa 1934.
David Webb with unidentified girl, photographed at Clacton, 1948
David Webb with girl, Clacton, Easter 1948
Youth on beach - this could be 1947 or 1948, it could be Clacton, it could be neither
Clacton, Easter 1948 with caption on rear
On the beach - possibly Clacton, possibly 1948

Two women - apparently taken on Eastbourne Pier; they are May Webb and her sister Elsie, ie the aunt of David Webb - confirmed.

Another beach scene - possibly from Clacton, 1948

Four outside - probably from the 1940s
The above is probably from Switzerland; none of these guys appears to be David Webb.

David Webb, May 1948
David Webb at Bradgers Hill, May 1948
David Webb at Bradgers Hill, May 1948
David Webb at Bradgers Hill, May 1948, probably a Sunday
May 1948, see caption on back
David Webb, May 1948
Pygmalion: December 1948 - The Luton High School and Luton Grammar School Dramatic Societies.
Rear of above. David Webb appeared in this school play. See entry on Luton & Bedfordshire page.
Pygmalion: December 1948, see caption on back
David Webb at Bradgers Hill, April 1947.

August 1948 - this is so captioned, and appears to show David Webb with his parents.

A school play, 1948? This looks like David Webb down on one knee holding a sword.

Young Webb, 1948?

The Rebel look - this looks like David Webb. If so, late 1940s?

A school play, December 1948, see caption on back.

A girl
I have no idea who is the girl in the above, but it does not look like his sister. This is the caption on the back rotated 90 degrees anti-clockwise.

David Kay, see caption on back - late 1940s?

Pamela Webb - confirmed.

Three women - Pamela Webb is in the polka dot dress - confirmed.

Mother? - 1940s?
His parents? - 1940s?

David Webb with sister, or mother, or someone else! circa 1946?

Switzerland? - 1947?

Two people on hill - 1940s?

School sports, circa 1947? David Webb may or may not be in this photograph.

A school play, circa 1948?
A school play, circa 1948?
A school play, circa 1948?
A school play, circa 1948?

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The photographs in this section are probably from David Webb school plays circa 1948.

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Luton Girls Choir
I have no information re the above photograph but it is most probably of the Luton Girls Choir late 1940s, and probably includes Pamela Webb.

Apparently from a school play - 1948?

Apparently from a school play - 1948? I may be wrong!
Apparently from a school play - 1948? Again, I may be wrong!

David Webb in a school play - 1948? It was too big for my scanner, so part of the bottom is missing, but not so you would notice.

Luton Grammar School prefects and sub-prefects, July 1948

Luton Grammar School Prefects and Sub-Prefects - 1949

Luton Grammar School Prefects - 1949

Another school photograph, circa 1949

Unknown photograph, a friend or fellow thespian, circa 1949?

A play from 1949, see inscription on back.

David Webb with Luton girls, apparently May 1949 - see caption and date stamp on back.

A school play?, 1949 or possibly slightly earlier.

Group photograph, May or June 1949 - see caption on back

Group photograph, July 1949 with caption on the back
David Webb as Julius Caesar, October 1949
David Webb photographed in 1950.
Luton Grammar School, 1950 and caption on rear

Undated photograph, late 1940s, early 50s. Aftermath of a play?

Possibly the Luton Girls Choir - late 1940s?
Possibly the Luton Girls Choir - late 1940s?

A young David Webb with two women, apparently on the beach, 1940s, post World War II?

Socialising, 1950s?

Undated photograph of three men, early 50s? Pick a date.

Posing outside a theatre, 1950s?

Unknown Webb associate, early 1950s?

Unknown Webb associate - fellow thespian? Early 1950s?

Luton, March 1950 - this may be related to the play Housemaster.

Housemaster
Housemaster
David Webb starred in the above play which was put on by Luton Grammar School Dramatic Society in March 1950. Two scans of the programme can be found on the theatre programme page.

Four on rails
In the above they could standing be on a bridge. It is difficult to date this; how old do you think David Webb is here? I would say circa 1950 or perhaps later.

David Webb - this was captioned 1950, reading

David Webb apparently visiting a church or cathedral, pick a date, 1950 or later?
David Webb apparently visiting a church or cathedral, likewise pick a date, 1950 or later?
Church or cathedral? 1950 on?

Pamela Webb, circa 1950
Pamela Webb, circa 1950

May and Alec Webb, circa 1950

David Webb and others, National Service? Early 1950s?

David Webb outdoors, Luton? circa 1950?

Young David Webb?, circa 1950?

Actor friend?, see caption on rear
Re the above, I have included this as a personal photograph. I cannot quite make out the signature on the back, but would date this to the 1950s, which rules out an actor with a similar name born 1964.

David Webb, early 1950s?
David Webb lounging, early 1950s?

Unidentified man, early 1950s?

Three men and two women - pick a date, 1950?

A wedding; the bride might be Pamela Webb - 1950?
A wedding; the bride might be Pamela Webb - 1950?
Wedding
Wedding

Luton Grammar School, March 22, 1950
Luton Grammar School, March 22, 1950
The above is captioned on the back “Photo by the NSPCC.” - This is an obvious joke.

Woman down, early 1950s?

Family holiday?, early 1950s?

Unknown male, early 1950s?
The photographs immediately above and below may be casting photographs, but I have no information re who he is.
Unknown male, early 1950s?

David Webb painting, 1950s?

A street, apparently in Central London - 1950s?

Sergeant Webb, apparently receiving a prize

Unidentified girl, early 1950s? - see caption on back.

Man and woman - This looks like David Webb and his mother, but I could easily be wrong, if so, 1950?

Chilwell, cricket match, 1951
Carol, 1951
David Webb, Summer 1951
Summer 1951
Summer 1951
Summer 1951
Taken apparently at Stonehenge, early 1950s?
Taken apparently at Stonehenge, early 1950s?
Taken apparently at Stonehenge, early 1950s?

David Webb on the rails. 1950?
David Webb - the domestic look. 1950?

Luton Grammar School, March 22, 1950
Luton Grammar School, March 22, 1950
Young woman climbing steps, circa 1950 or pick your own date; no idea who she is

This appears to be Alec Webb - 1930s? 1950s?

No idea who any of these are - 1950s? This was captioned wilderness.

No idea who any of these are - 1950s?

Shaving - I think this is David Webb. During his National Service?
Sitting on wall, David Webb apparently - circa 1950?
Standing on bench, David Webb apparently - circa 1950 or perhaps later?

Group of women - Pamela Webb is standing between the women holding handbags - confirmed.

Unidentified woman, Summer 1951
Ethell, Chillwell, 1951, the date is actually unclear

Family in garden
The above has this inscription on the back; this could be 1951, 1956 or 1957 but I would say it is 1957. The people appear to be David Webb, his father, and his mother. Your guess is as good as mine as to who is the guy pulling a stupid face.

David Webb in garden with lady friend, possibly a fellow thespian, circa 1952

Group photograph, possibly from RADA, circa 1952, see inscription on back
Apparently on a farm, September 1952

This is apparently David Webb, at a guess I would say 1952

David Webb posing with cigarette, a casting type photograph, circa 1952

Outside a London Underground station, circa 1953?

Hello Sailor!, mid 1950s? No information.

Girl on beach, apparently a fellow thespian, circa 1955?

David Webb, this was captioned “Happiness”; he doesn’t look very happy here. 1950?

David Webb with car, early 1950s?

David Webb, I would say 1952 give or take 5 years.

National Service days - Circa 1952?

Prey - spelt thus. Circa 1952?

David Webb with two older women, circa 1952?

Unidentified man on horseback, pick a date: 1940s? 1950s? 1960s?

To David from Ron?, circa early 1950s; it could be this should be classed as a showbusiness photo (see below).

Someone somewhere, circa early 1950s

Apparently during his National Service days, circa 1952

David Webb in the street, circa 1952

David Webb at RADA, July 1952
Grave of William Wordsworth, August 1952
Near Coniston, August 1952
Helen Crag, Grasmere, August 1952
In the sea, see caption on back, August 1952
In the sea, August 1952
Dove Cottage the home of William Wordsworth, August 1952
The grave of William Wordsworth, August 1952
Walma Scar Road, Coniston, August 1952
The above appears to be David Webb.
Youth hostelling, August 1952
Youth hostel, Coniston, undated but presumably August 1952

Undated - David Webb? 1952?

David Webb and friend posing in a booth - circa 1952?

Undated - September 1952

David Webb with 2 unidentified women, early 1950s?

Three young men, possibly including David Webb, early 1950s?

Undated group photograph, pick a date, 1950? See caption on back.

August 1952, see rear of photo
St Bees, August 1952
Love David, late 1940s/early 1950s
A young David Webb, 1950s
A young David Webb, 1950s
With geese on the road, see caption on back, 1952

David Webb in tweed and tie, early 1950s?
David Webb, early 1950s? The back of this photograph says it is Crown Copyright

Chilwell, 1951 and bottom of photograph.
The above is a framed photograph; it was too big to scan in one piece, so...

Family portrait
The above appears to have been taken sometime in the 1950s; apparently this is David Webb at the very front. The older couple are Owen and Joan, friends of May and Alec Webb - confirmed.
David Webb, taken April 19, 1953 - see inscription on back
Soldiers House, April 19, 1953
Soldiers House again, April 19, 1953
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, Easter 1953
Luton Coronation Pageant, Easter Monday, 1953 - Easter Bonnet Parade
Group and/or family photo, mid 1950s?
Sergeant David Webb in party mood during his National Service, 1950s
Unconfirmed photograph
David Webb photographed at Easter 1953 and reverse of photograph
Reg, Uncle Doc and Alec; I have no idea when this was taken - possible early to mid 1950s; Alec was the father of David Webb
Cheers! Paddy, David Webb and lady friend at a party, 1950s?
A celebration, David Webb appears to be the third person at the very back
The above was probably taken after a play and may be the cast, apparently the mid-1950s. All this is unconfirmed.

Apparently from the Luton Coronation Pageant, 1953
Apparently from the Luton Coronation Pageant again, 1953

Uncle Doc, captioned but undated
Northampton, see caption on back

This appears to be Alec Webb with an older man, undated, 1940s? 1950s?

Not sure if this is David Webb, August 1952

Women at Vauxhall, May 1953

Six posing, possibly 1955

David Webb with others in garden, at a guess, 1953-5

David Webb in jumper, mid 1950s?

Luton Coronation Pageant 1953

Did William Shakespeare ever visit Luton?
Shakespeare mounted on card
Shakespeare again, see caption on back.
Night view

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Guys and girls clowning, early 1950s?

Sunbathing, early 1950s?

Man and woman dancing, perhaps from a social event, early 1950s?

Diana, October 9, 1953, see caption on the back

Photograph of young man, 1954 - see caption on back, which for the record has been rotated 180 degrees.

David Webb - I would say the guy with him is another actor - Bournemouth 1955, perhaps?

Girl outside theatre? - at a guess, 1955.

Group on beach, 1955?
My guess is that the above was taken on the beach at Bournemouth in 1955. I could be wrong, and probably am! See 2 photos below.
Bournemouth Pavilion stage door, August 1955
Bournemouth stage door, August 1955, see caption on back

Mrs Brazier, a photograph from his mother’s collection, undated - 1950s?

Beach photograph, undated but I would guess 1955

Young woman, possibly an actress, I would say circa 1955

Crowded beach, pick a date, 1955?

David Webb with a group, early 1950s?

David Webb with three friends, possibly fellow thespians. 1950s?

Bournemouth Pavilion stage door, August 1955
The above was probably taken at Chilwell, Nottingham during David Webb’ s National Service, but this is totally unconfirmed. Webb is probably in this photograph, but may not be.
Summer 1956, (caption unclear)
Waters Of The Moon, a play broadcast December 27, 1959
David Webb at a function, apparently a wedding, with his mother.
David Webb taking the sun. This is one of a series, according to his mother it was taken in Amsterdam.
David Webb, apparently at a party in 1991; the woman is Penny, and her young son is Antony, 1991 - confirmed.
David Webb in his kitchen - 1970s on?

1975, an actress with someone who appears to be David Webb

The Water Gipsies, 1956? Probably photographed by David Webb
The Water Gipsies, 1956? Probably photographed by David Webb

Unidentified woman painting portrait, mid 1950s?

Standing for Parliament in 1983 as the anti-censorship candidate
David Webb photographed apparently in 1983
David Webb looking grandfatherly
The above photograph was taken in 1984 at his then home: 15 Sloane Court, Chelsea.
David Webb looking grandfatherly
The above photograph was taken in 1984 at his then home: 15 Sloane Court, Chelsea.
David Webb looking grandfatherly
The above photograph was taken in 1984 at his then home: 15 Sloane Court, Chelsea.

Family portrait - 1960s-70s?

On the back of the above photograph is written thus:

A VERY HAPPY
CHRISTMAS

With Love from
Reg. Bridger
and Juliet

An undated photograph of his sister - confirmed.

August 10, 1963 - this photograph, so captioned, is from his mother’s collection

His mother, pick a date, 1960s?

Social gathering, pick a date, 1960s? This could be from a TV series or film but is probably not. David Webb is holding a cigarette.

Group photograph, early 1960s? See caption on back, one of those present is the actress Lynda Bellingham.

David Webb in New York

David Webb visited New York many times. This first photograph was probably taken sometime in the 1990s, and shows him just before or just after a helicopter flight around the city. All the following photographs were apparently part of the same batch, but I have no way of confirming they were indeed taken at the same time. Obviously the first photograph was not taken by him, but the others probably were.

David Webb in New York at the heliport

An aerial view of New York
An aerial view of New York
An aerial view of New York
An aerial view of New York
An aerial view of New York, Central Park
An aerial view of New York
An aerial view of New York, the Statue of Liberty
An aerial view of New York
An aerial view of New York
New York’s finest
Apparently taken in New York
Checking out the shows, like he did everywhere he went
Checking out the shows, like he did everywhere he went
Checking out the shows, like he did everywhere he went
Checking out the shows, like he did everywhere he went

David Webb
The above photograph is from his mother’s collection and is captioned on the back “David in America (York City 1981)”

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David Webb touring

David Webb drinking what appears to be a strawberry milkshake, at Macy’s, New York City - 19?? (his question marks).
David Webb photographed somewhere exotic.

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ABSTRACT PAINTINGS

If the following paintings look slanted, that is down to the photographer, not me.

Abstract 1
I know this is not a new joke but I can’t be sure the above is the right way up.
Abstract 2
The above is the right way up, of that I am certain!
Abstract 3
If that is an inscription by the artist in the bottom right hand corner, this one is the right way up.
Abstract 4

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I Love New York - apparently from the old lady’s collection

The father of David Webb? - no idea of the date

Checking out the shows, like he did everywhere he went.

David Webb with mother and sister, apparently from the old lady’s collection

A photograph from his mother’s collection; she is the one wearing glasses, see caption on back

David Webb’s elderly mother with her sister Elsie.
October 3, 1986 from his mother’s collection
The above is captioned 84th birthday, 1986, and was a photograph that belonged to Webb’s mother. Webb is pictured with his Aunt Elsie (the older woman) and Olive in the living room at the Luton family home. The painting was done by him and was left to Goodman.
84th birthday, 1986 again - May, Elsie and Bob in the dining room at Luton. Confirmed.

David Webb’s elderly mother at Christmas 1986, apparently from her collection; her with the dog, Ross, at the home of her daughter/David’s sister Pamela in Cornwall.

Pam and Ken with Ross
The above is apparently a photograph from the collection of David Webb’s mother, and is so captioned.
Ross, Paul’s dog with May Webb.
The above is apparently a photograph from the collection of David Webb’s mother, and is so captioned.
With dog, presumably Ross
The above is apparently a photograph from the collection of David Webb’s mother.

Old woman with cat, 1980s?
Unknown people, probably friends or acquaintances, 1980s?

David Webb being arrested during the General Election, June 9, 1983
If the above photograph appears blurred, that is because it was scanned through a frame.

This is captioned October, 1986, it appears to have belonged to his mother
This is captioned with Ross, Xmas, 1986
This is captioned with Mother, Xmas, 1986
This is captioned David with Paul and me
David Webb with dog (Ross) at Xmas, 1986
Xmas, 1986: his elderly mother with dog
Xmas, 1986: with his mother and dog

A gathering - David Webb and his mother are in the second row
A gathering - David Webb is on the far left in bow tie
A wedding or similar function - one of a number of photographs
A wedding...
A wedding...
A wedding...
A wedding...
A wedding...
A wedding ...

Throwing confetti - David Webb with his back to the camera, from his mother’s collection
Cakes outdoors - from his mother’s collection
With growing baby - from his mother’s collection - Pamela, Antony and the old lady in 1990. Confirmed.
With growing baby - another picture, from his mother’s collection - Pamela, baby Anthony and the old lady in 1990. Confirmed.
Old women talking - from his mother’s collection
David Webb outdoors at function - from his mother’s collection

The anti-censorship activist in his office at Edsall Professional Services
The anti-censorship activist in his office
The anti-censorship activist in his office
The anti-censorship activist in his office
David Webb on TV.
* David Webb at a wedding in Luton with his elderly mother, circa 1990.
* David Webb with his elderly mother, circa 1990.
The photograph below is from the personal photographs of David Webb’s mother, the box that was delivered to me July 15, 2013. It is if not the same then extremely similar to the one above.
David Webb with his elderly mother, circa 1990.
A wedding ...from his mother’s collection
A wedding ...from his mother’s collection
A wedding ...from his mother’s collection (a better scan of the above photograph - added sometime later).
In the above, David Webb has his back to the camera; he is apparently talking to the woman in the grey dress. His elderly mother is wearing the blue dress with blue hat and glasses.
A wedding ...from his mother’s collection
A wedding ...from his mother’s collection
With mother and sister ...from his mother’s collection
The above is captioned “Pam, David, Mum in our garden.”. I would imagine it was taken a year or two before the old lady’s death.

Wedding of Penny and Fern at Luton - October 14, 1989 - David Webb, Ken, May Webb, Penny, Fern, and Pamela. Confirmed.
The above and the ones that follow appear to have been taken sometime in the late 1980s; this one includes David Webb.
Another wedding photo - October 14, 1989
Another wedding photo - October 14, 1989
Another wedding photo - October 14, 1989
Another wedding photo - October 14, 1989
Another wedding photo - October 14, 1989
Another wedding photo - October 14, 1989

Unidentified people
Unidentified people

Two couples
The above is from his mother’s collection; she and her husband are the couple your right
The parents of David Webb

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The 5 photos were all scanned without removing them from their frames; they appear to have been taken in the mid 1980s. In the first photo, the man is Alec Webb, and his daughter - the sister of David Webb - is standing next to him.

Framed wedding photo (1)
Framed wedding photo (2)
Framed wedding photo (3)
Framed wedding photo (4)
Framed wedding photo (5)

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Webb family photo
The above is apparently a photograph from the collection of David Webb’s mother. This shows David Webb, his sister, and in the middle their elderly mother. It appears to have been taken in the late 1980s a few years before her death.


The above is apparently a photograph from the collection of David Webb’s mother, and was clearly taken shortly before her death. See the caption on back.

David Webb, apparently on holiday in Marbella - no idea how old he is here
David Webb with donkeys, possibly in Spain
David Webb with donkeys, possibly in Spain

Old man with a bloody great dog, 1990s?
Old woman with the same bloody great dog, 1990s?

David Webb in party mood, 1990s?
David Webb in party mood, 1990s?
David Webb in party mood, 1990s?

David Webb eating with woman, 1990s?

Old ladies - Apparently a photograph from his mother’s collection probably taken a year or two before her death

David Webb, 1990s-2000s?
David Webb, 1990s-2000s?

Thomas Priddle, Xmas 1994
Unknown people taken probably 1980s-2000s
Unknown people taken probably 1980s-2000s
Unknown people taken probably 1980s-2000s
Unknown people taken probably 1980s-2000s
Unknown people at wedding taken probably 1980s-2000s
Unknown people at wedding taken probably 1980s-2000s
Three people - the young bloke on the right with a glass in his hand is the artist James Lacey

Dinner guests - unknown, undated
Woman in kitchen with cat, undated
Unknown couple, undated
Some sort of gallery, unidentified people, undated
When he was younger, David Webb appeared to have a thing about motor bikes, undated

David Webb, circa 1990?

Elizabeth, January 1995
Bob McMinn and Jason, 1995

David Webb, 1990s, I am informed!

Queen montage, undated.
I received the above from Goodman in December 2017. It is an A5 black and white photograph presumably of the Queen. David Webb styled himself Her Majesty’s Pornographer Royal, so the reader should not assume this photograph says or implies anything about his own sexuality.

David Webb on TV, 1990s?

David Webb in later life, writing, 1990s?

David Webb, 1996 - this should really be classed as a casting photograph; I have no idea what film, play etc it is from.

David Webb in later life, circa 2000?
David Webb in later life, circa 2000?
David Webb in later life, circa 2000?
David Webb in later life, circa 2000?
David Webb in later life, circa 2000?

This elderly lady appears to be the mother of James Lacey - undated, 1990s?

Rachelle McMinn & Faye, 1995

Re the four photographs below, see the Luton Secondary School Centenary programme on the Luton page.

David Webb at Luton, September 25, 2004
He was guest speaker at the unveiling of the memorial to Luton Grammat School where he had been head boy. This is not Luton 6th Form College.
David Webb at Luton, September 25, 2004
David Webb at Luton, September 25, 2004
David Webb at Luton, September 25, 2004
David Webb at Luton, September 25, 2004

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SIGNED SHOWBUSINESS PHOTOGRAPHS

The autographed photographs below are in no particular order. They are apparently most but not all of showbusiness people, and appear, most or all, to have been collected by David Webb early on in his career, either when he was young enough to be starstruck, or more likely because later he moved into television and saw less of these types of performers. Some he worked with, Jillian Comber for example.

Valerie Lawson - see this article.
Patricia Price or Patricia McKechnie?
Gwyneth Lascelles
Lorna Dean
Pamela Beesley
Larry ?
Joan ?
Joan Ryan Webb
Jean Simmons and caption on rear
Pauline Yates, see also this cutting
Louise?
Margaret
Deana
Esmé ?
Esmé ?
Joyce
Bonar Colleano
Ida Shepley
Jillian Comber
John Gilpin
The Five Skyliners
Norman Evans (1901-62)
Celebrity madam Cynthia Payne under arrest signed on the back - the photo, not her
Celebrity madam Cynthia Payne with David Webb signed on the back
The above photograph was taken at Chelsea Town Hall on June 29, 1988.
Three actors from Coming Of Age
Brian with inscription on the back
Dennis Wood
Actress
Signed from Ted to David Webb
To David from Roy?, 1956
To David with many kind thoughts

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MISCELLANEOUS SHOWBUSINESS PHOTOGRAPHS

Comedian Frankie Howerd (1917-92)
Comedy actor Patrick Cargill (1918-96)
Harry Johnson’s New Victoria Players
Patrick Cargill
Patrick Cargill
Patrick Cargill with William Franklin in Top Secret, 1961-2
Patrick Cargill with William Franklin apparently from Top Secret, 1961-2
Patrick Cargill with William Franklin apparently from Top Secret, 1961-2
Stanley Baxter with David Webb and an unidentified salesman at Luton, February 1966, see Luton News cutting.
The brother-in-law of David Webb, Ivor Holmes, who is not in the above photo, was the owner of the garage.
Stanley Baxter
Stanley Baxter polishing his new car

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