(September 2015) I am now writing a column The Art of Pervasion: Paedophiles, Politics and Power at http://www.byline.com. Asterisked entries below will take you to articles published there.
[Chronological Index of Posts]
The Butler Did It – Paul Pender (2012) Murderous butler Roy Fontaine falls into the Somerset Maugham, Lord Mountbatten, Vic Oliver, Lord Boothby set during WWII
1960s: Between McAlpine and Polaris
1961-1976: Between McAlpine and Polaris – ‘Singing Hymns to Tigers’ Jimmy Savile’s Jesuit pop priest Father George Giarchi goes back to university to study the destruction of democracy in his hometown. The establishment of US Naval Base Polaris in Dunoon and the influx of single men to a tiny town creates a growing trade in sex, a sharp increase in teenage pregnancies and the arrival of spies setting up hotels. Sir Nicholas Fairbairn defends a spy by ridiculing his attempts to pass information in court…but were other spies more successful? The sex trade servicing the US Naval ratings gradually moves across Holy Loch to the nearest town, Glasgow, and becomes more organised servicing new arrivals too – McAlpine Construction’s North Sea Oil Rig workers
1962: 52 years on – The Forgotten Fly in the Reshuffle Sir Ian Horobin, former Conservative MP for Oldham East, is forced to turn down a knighthood from Harold Macmillan due to his arrest for abusing boys aged 11+ at Fairbairn Boys’ Club in the East End. Just as Horobin is due to appear in court, Harold Macmillan culls a third of the cabinet in the long night of the knives and plucks Peter Rawlinson MP (Con: Ewell & Epsom, Surrey), Horobin’s defence counsel, just before the trial commences to become Attorney-General and promotes Home Secretary Richard Butler to Deputy Prime Minister.
July 1971: Peter Righton at the House of Lords – Lord Beaumont calls an Emergency Meeting of the Albany Trust Antony Grey returns to the Albany Trust – dispute over lease on 32 Shaftesbury Avenue and costs ‘the offices were too large and expensive for the time of retrenchment ahead’ – Grey moves the Trust to Kilburn during 1971/72 and then to Highbury before settling at 31/33 Clapham Road spring 1975 – 1976
Christmas 1971/January 1972: Bishop of Stepney and Jack Profumo give Peter Righton their patronage
1972 – 1974: The Art of Pervasion
1969-1973: The Dilly Boys by Mervyn Harris (London: Croom Helm Ltd) 1973 South African journalist Harris spends time at the London School of Economics and starts researching The Dilly Boys and their customers from 1969, publishing in 1973
April-June 1974: Martin Loney, NCCL General Secretary calls for a parliamentary inquiry into Special Branch blackmailing of IRA informants as a result of the murder of Kenneth Lennon – Henry Hodge, NCCL Chairman, and 11 members of the Executive Committee eject him causing grass-roots uproar and incurring Antony Grey and Eric Thompson’s wrath
1974 – 1976 Civil Liberties, Paedophiles and Politics
16 July 1974: Lucille Butler’s Albany Trust fundraising and networking party
September – October 1974: Paedophile Information Exchange, Paedophile Action for Liberation and NCCL Gay Rights Committee all formed
22 October 1974: The day Parliament is recalled under Harold Wilson with a majority of 3, following the second General Election of the year, the Home Office Voluntary Services Unit writes to Antony Grey to tell him they will be funding the Trust to the tune of £10k p.a. over 3 years and in the evening Antony Grey, David Barnard and Rev Michael Butler Julian Gibbs’ Albany Trust fundraising and networking party
***PIE’s call for lawyers, medics and social workers: PIE sets out to attract professional subscribers and supporters and reports its first woman member
[November?] 1974: Grey lunches with Sir Keith Joseph & invites Mrs Charles Morrison, Vice-Chair of the Conservative Party to become Albany Trust Chairman – she declines, pleased to have introduced Grey to Joseph. Raymond Clarke is already a mutual link from Grey to Joseph.
December 1974 – April 1975: Antony Grey absent from the Trust with Appendicitis
10 February 1975: Four new trustees join Albany Trust: Rodney Bennett-England, Harold Haywood O.B.E. (ex-Director NAYC), Sue Barnett (Family Planning Association – Grapevine) and Tony Smythe (MIND) Albany Trust moves to 31/33 Clapham Road: warehouse and 9 offices
June 1975: Who was PIE’s man in New Zealand?
September 1975: Albany Trust receives funding from Grocers’ Co & Goldsmiths Co for £2k and £1k p.a. for 3 years to fund Field Officer role / Harold Haywood becomes Chairman of Trustees
***PIE Member No. 2: Dr Michael Coulson, who was a Professor of Sanskrit at University of Edinburgh, Chairman of Scottish Minorities Group (responsible for campaigns and lobbying) and Ian Dunn’s first adult relationship, commits suicide on 16 October 1975 and in a PIE Newsletter obituary is revealed as PIE member No.2
March 1976: Albany Trust holds Agony Aunts luncheon
July 1976: New trustees join: Sidney Bunt (ex-NAYC), Arlo Tatum (Peace News)
Oct/Nov 1976: Save the Children advertises in PIE Newsletter No.6?
December 1976: What went on in Rottingdean? Robin Bryans writes and speaks to Rev Michael Butler of the Albany Trust regarding Father Colin Gill’s abuse of boys – in April 1977 he is poisoned, in a coma, when Labour’s Attorney General Sam Silkin orders he is in contempt of court in order to restrict Bryans’ letters to Butler from being circulated further
April-May-June 1978: 18 Lords on 18th May 1978: The Protection of Children Bill, NCCL and PIE
September 1978: Patricia Hewitt issues memo to NCCL Gay Rights Committee stating paedophile cases are not civil liberties issues per se and must be dealt with by committees/departments other than solely GCR, much to Nettie Pollard’s concern
18 April 1980: Following first reports in the media on abuse at Kincora NCCL Gay Rights Committee guest attendee from Northern Ireland Gay Rights Association (NIGRA) reports Royal Ulster Constabulary are conducting a gay ‘purge’ in their investigations
Savile’s Travels: Location, Location, Location & History, History, History
Bedfordshire nr Luton: Savile, Henlow and Shefford, East Bedfordshire
Ilford Essex & East End: Come Dancing: BMU v. Mecca? Savile v. Ambrose? [1954 – 1956 Ilford Palais]