Last week, we asked if Peeps into the Past readers could shed some light on the making of an episode of What’s My Line? at the Memorial Hall in Farnham.
Anthony Simpson was seeking information about the filming because his grandmother, Joyce Muriel Simpson, took part in the programme and was in a photograph taken with broadcasting legend Richard Dimbleby at the time.
Within days Anne Ambrose got in touch. She informed us the date of the show was 1956 and that her grandfather had also been involved.
She said: “I have an original photo the same as the one shown in the Herald.
“I also have the original article, which was cut out of the Herald.
“My grandfather Richard Nixon is in the picture. He is sitting front row on the right. Richard was a potter at Wrecclesham Pottery for 60 years, and during that time he went to many exhibitions demonstrating his skills.
“When he was on the show the panel were unable to guess what job he did!”
Thanks to Mrs Ambrose we now have all the names of the people pictured in the photograph as they were included in the original Herald article.
Seated left to right: Miss Margaret Biggs (jeweller), Miss Rosanne Burnett (architectural student), Mrs Joyce Simpson (hop stringer), Miss Daphne Rice (photographer) and Mr Richard Nixon (pot thrower). Standing (left to right): Mr William Ryder (locksmith), Mr George Marples (stone mason), Mr L.A.G. Strong (guest celebrity), Richard Dimbleby, Mr Ronald Underwood (police constable), Mr Joseph Greig (actor), Mr Charles Aitkens (forest tree grower) and Mr John Stevens (director of a Malayan rubber plantation).