Earl’s Court

June 1970: Michael De La Noy writes about Leslie, former MoD employee & indiscreet improper letter writer

 

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Michael De La Noy was sacked from his position as Archbishop of Canterbury, Michael Ramsey’s Press Officer for publishing an article in New Society on 4 June 1970. De La Noy  helpfully reprinted the article as an Appendix in his 1971 account of his sacking ‘A Day in the Life of God’.

De La Noy provided some identifying details about ‘Leslie’ giving his age as 67, so born in 1902/3, meaning in 1916 or thereabouts he would have attended Roman Catholic public school until 1921, trained at Sandhurst and become a regular soldier in India during 1920s, but more significantly he revealed the man was:

– a current civil service worker in a government ministry, who had previously worked for 20 years for the Ministry of Defence

– living in a run-down bedsit in Earl’s Court;

– who was writing ‘improper stories’, lending them to people in his own terrible (and identifiable) handwriting and not getting them back [blackmail alert!]

– “I don’t think anybody at work knows anything about me. If they did, I think some of them would be rather shocked. I hope I’m hoodwinking people. I would like people at work to think of me as a normal person. Actually, I’d like it if they were all abnormal like me. That would be very agreeable.”

When Doreen Cordell and the rest of ACCESS were fretting about the use of Albany Trust counselling case files by Michael De La Noy to publish ‘human interest’ stories during their October 1971 ACCESS committee meetings,  this may have been precisely the kind of article they were thinking of.

One remaining serious matter was the question of the records which had already been discussed in committee. It was already known that if this issue was raised it would cause great difficulty so far as the trust was concerned.

The Chairman enquired if Dr Chartham had received a reply to the letter he had sent to Lord Beaumont which he had read to the last meeting to which Dr Chartham stated that Lord Beaumont had agreed with its entire contents. He had had a subsequent letter which was private and confidential.

The concern of ACCESS in the record situation was related to its takeover of the casework complete and the possibility that this material would be used for publication purposes without the consent of those involved. Dr Schlict added his concern since he had written confidentially in greater detail than he would normally do to an agency on certain cases. [October 1971 ACCESS Minutes]

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Born in 1934

Aged 17 leaves school and works part-time in a boys’ club

In 1954, aged 20 he joined the staff of a remand home.

In 1955 he becomes a journalist and until 1959 reports adult and juvenile courts

Becomes a leader of an experimental mixed club in Bethnal Green

In 1962 aged 26/27 he becomes Lord Beaumont’s Assistant Editor at Prism

In 1965 aged 30 De La Noy writes Young Once Only, a first person account of the history and his time spent at Northorpe Hall, a non-residential weekend centre for boys and turns into an experiment with boys on probation run in close co-operation with the Leeds probation service but itself outside any statutory provision.

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Three years prior Bruce Duncan walked into Leeds probation office and offered to take 30 boys on holiday in 1962 – he takes them to Malvern (nr South Wales not farm from Abergavenny, and Gloucestershire). Later boys will be taken on holiday to Whitby – Scarborough (Savile’s favourite place, buried there).
“During that fortnight (at Malvern – my edit) it seemed to the staff of Children’s Relief International that some sort of meaningful relationship had been established between the adults and boys.”
Duncan was welfare director of Children’s Relief International and had founded it with Bernard Faithfull-Davieshttp://www.childrensrelief.org/about
In 1943 Bernard Faithfull-Davies was writing books like The National Association of Boys’ Clubs. The Training of the Senior Boy. Purpose and Method. By W. Moses Williams and Bernard Faithfull-Davies
“Children’s Relief International at Overstream House, Cambridge, was founded in 1959 with the object of helping deprived children regardless of nationality or creed. Its general policy is to aid existing organisations or to found new ones, with the eventual intention that they shall become self-supporting under the umbrella of CRI. The directors of Children’s Relief International are Bernard Faithfull-Davies, Bruce Duncan, George Roberts, and Sylvia White. The Archbishop of Canterbury is patron.
Northorpe Hall became a CRI project in 1962 with Bruce Duncan as director. In 1963 the Northorpe Hall trust was formed so that Northorpe Hall could become an autonomous charity. The Trustees are Bernard Faithfull-Davies, Ralph Cleworth QC, Joseph Hiley MP, and William Hill-Wood.”
Joseph Hiley – Tory MP for Pudsey Leeds 1959 – 1974 Member of Monday Club
“There is one boy living at Northorpe Hall on a permanent residential basis, whose case history, response to Northorpe Hall, and possible future would have made particularly interesting material. But because of his unique position, this you would be instantly identifiable, and out of respect for Clive I ave decided to omit any reference to him. In the final chapter however, I do touch in general terms on the implications of making Northorpe Hall partly residential.” [Preface]
One of the people De La Noy thanks is the Prior of the Mother house of the Community of Resurrection 10 minutes down the road in Mirfield
“It is, of course, possible to take a rather more idealistic – but no more helpful – view of Northorpe Hall. ‘When I think of Northorpe Hall I think of our Lady, holding the house in her hand and surrounded by roses’, a member of the Community of Resurrection, whose Mother House is a mile or so up the road at Mirfield, told Bruce Duncan one day!’ [p.23]
“Thanks to the Variety Club of Great Britain there is even less chance than previously of boredom. The Club has donated £1,750 for a playroom, which has been built in the garden, and will also serve as a meeting-room and a cinema.” [p.27]
“On Sunday mornings the boys go to a parish communion at one of the local churches. For almost all of them it is their only contact with the Church and like most children they enjoy the hymn-singing and the ritual. The initial magic of organised religion has led to at least three boys seeking Confirmation. The oratory is used by the staff for matins and evensong, and is available to the boys for private prayer. The walls, once covered with twentieth-century phallic symbols, were stripped and repointed, and are now the original stone of the house. ….The chairs have been loaned by the Community of Resurrection. The Bishop of Wakefield has lent a chalice and paten and has made a gift of a wooden Cross and candle-sticks from his private chapel.”[p.28]
“Upstairs which can be got at from either the dining-room or the kitchen – in which case you are immediately in the bathroom – is the boys’ dormitory, an arrangement of eight beds in two tiers, an oratory off the bedroom, the housekeeper’s bed sitting-room and a bathroom and a spare bedroom at present used by a boy who is fully residential.” [p.24]
The Community of Resurrection had a hostel where ordinands stayed – it was closed in 1975 – it’s now student accommodation – it’s 8 minutes walk from Savile’s house he lived in growing up in Leeds. The Community of Resurrection in Mirfield is Father Trevor Huddleston’s religious alma mater, from where he was first when sent to South Africa and as Bishop of Stepney the Community held strong links with Royal St Katherine’s at Tower Hill.

“The psychiatric social worker on the case committee confirmed for me that the kind of boy most likely to benefit from Northorpe Hall was a boy who needed a father figure to relate to, one who was perhaps over-disciplined at home by an unloving, stern father, who was an only child over-valued by his mother, or an only son.” [p.97]
“To cut a very long story, short, Edgar somehow or other landed up at Northorpe Hall via the child guidance clinic and the girl guides! From the age of 12 Edgar had been seducing men all over Leeds at an alarming rate (the final total varies between sixty-seven and one hundred and sixty-seven, but any final statistics seem somehow irrelevant after, say, the fifty mark.) He went through a rather more than normally intoxicated stage of putting his arms around other boys at school and kissing them. He took to dress-up in his mother’s clothes and to wearing her lipstick, and even declared a desire to join the girl guides. After two years of closely examining Edgar’s case his child guidance cline supervisor noted: ‘He is clearly suffering from certain maladjustments. A woman probation officer put it another way. ‘The trouble is’, she told me, ‘these psychos are as twisted as the children and somewhere out on cloud nine.’ [what psychos? the men Edgar is ‘seducing’? sentence seems odd bit of a non sequitur]
Be that as it may, Edgar was selected for Northorpe Hall (this was before the days of the case committee). Within a couple of minutes he was hard at work trying to seduce one of the male staff. It was perfectly obvious to this man that Edgar was pathologically homosexual and in urgent need of help. In retrospect I think it is fair to say he handled the situation brilliantly and bold, fraught with dangers as it was. It was considered that on no account must Edgar be rejected outright, or he would deny that he was homosexual and refuse treatment. He was therefore allowed to make a number of overt gestures, both verbal and physical, which could be used as a basis for something to talk about, until eventually Edgar’s desires could be discussed without the other man either condemning them out of hand or seeming to share them. As soon as a dispassionate discussion was  possible, he put a written report into the director and Northorpe Hall set in train a long and expensive session of psychiatric treatment for Edgar.
This boy will always be homosexual, but at least he now has a chance to adjust to a useful and reasonably happy life. Left to the incompetence of his parents, schoolmasters and child-guidance clinic he would almost certainly have ended up a confirmed prostitute, and probably in prison.”

Aged 32, in 1966 De La Noy’s venture into publishing on ‘male juvenile delinquency’ propels him into a new job briefly working for Pergamon Press writing ‘Take Me Home’ booklets for the Industrial Publishing & Training section, a Robert Maxwell owned publishers printed at Bletchley, Buckinghamshire. Writes ‘Delinquency & Guilt’ and ‘Dog Collars Back to Front’

His biography states he is:

Member of the House of Laity of the Church Assembly

Has written a life of Christ for children

Member of Liturgical Revision Steering committee

Editorial Board of the Religious Education Press

In Spring [1967/68?] he will be publishing ‘Ministry to the Forces’ and ‘No time to Waste: A Challenge to Ordination’

In 1967 commences work as Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Press Officer

4 June 1970: Publishes article in New Society about a former Ministry of Defence employee/current civil servant writing improper letters

1 December 1970: Starts at Albany Trust as Director

1971: Writes his account of his sacking in ‘A Day in the Life of God’

 

Delinquency & Guilt, back cover, Take Home Books, Pergamon Press 1966

Delinquency & Guilt, back cover, Take Home Books, Pergamon Press 1966

'Take Home Books' Pergamon Press, printed at BLETCHLEY, Buckinghamshire

‘Take Home Books’ Pergamon Press, printed at BLETCHLEY, Buckinghamshire

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1975-1976: Haywood & Napier, Albany Trust & Nucleus at Earl’s Court

November 1976: Earl’s Court – Haywood & Napier, Nucleus & Albany Trust

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Playland was originally ‘For Money or Love’ in the US -Playland is the UK published and extended for the British Market focusing on London, Bradford, Manchester, Leicester and Brighton

On a cold Sunday afternoon, Robin Lloyd, a US based NBC photo-journalist at the time of writing ‘Playland’ in 1975/6, walked around Times Square, in particular looking in two amusement arcades. With a ‘guide’ who knew the ‘scene’ he counted 75 boys as available, under 16, in a period of 1 hour with no duplications. He describes the same ‘test’ undertaken in England’s capital city:

“In London, the figure was much lower partly because, I suspect, the heat was still on in the West End from the Playland scandal. At the Piccadilly Underground station, a well established hangout for hustlers, at least a dozen or so boys were readily available at all times. The traffic moved almost as if it had been choreographed. For a period of time, the boys would stand and wait. When police officers appeared, a clockwise move started. Everyone moved in a circle. There was a sudden and tremendous interest in the Underground maps on the walls. Small figures would hasten towards the innumerable exist. They would return later. In the interim, they’d work the surface streets; the area in front of the Regent Palace Hotel or the coffeehouses across the street from Playland. Playland itself is a model of efficient control, not – one suspects from any concern for morality – but rather for money. Security guards watch constantly and those in the know say they are aided by what are called ‘the vigilantes’, plainclothes operators paid to keep things under control. They do it, too… ——- As a test, I decided to see how many boys I could talk to – boys on the game – in a four hour period including travel time to Euston station, Victoria Station and Piccadilly. I spoke to fourteen. All were under sixteen years of age; a diverse group.” “For the active chicken hawk, these boys are prime material not only for sex but for referrals to others. If a man is looking for a fourteen-year old boy, the best way to make contact is to ask a sixteen-year old boy. He will surely know someone younger, – quite often, his brother. These boys often stay away from the West End because of police activity. But other areas, like Earl’s Court and Shepherds Bush flourish and observers note that the action is gradually drifting back to Central London.” [p.202 – p.203]

1972-1976 THE ART OF PERVASION: PLAYLAND, PAEDOPHILES, POWER AND POLITICS

Three weeks before the Albany Trust was to be found batting away Whitehouse’s allegations against the Trust’s Youth Worker, and ‘John’ had been co-drafting ‘Paedophilia: Some Questions and Answers’ in first draft, Haywood was busy convening an exciting new ‘informal’ venture at Earl’s Court, gathering a group of colleagues together to form a ‘Working Party’. Around the same time as Robin Lloyd was researching and writing his extended British version of ‘Playland’ the group had been established to investigate whether the provision of teenagers was being catered to by existing gay groups in Earl’s Court. Ric Rogers, Youth Worker for the Albany Trust was to act as Secretary. Albany Trustee, the Hon. Lucilla Butler, daughter-in-law of former Conservative MP who held 3 out of 4 of the premier offices of state Lord Butler (RAB) took a leading role. As did the Paedophile Information Exchange’s Charles Napier.

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Youth Service Provision for young homosexuals in Earls Court: Submission of Evidence and Proposals ‘teenagers at risk’ ‘Johnny Go Home’

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Sir Harold Haywood’s Working Party

Tory MP’s half-brother Charles Napier sentenced to 13 years over ‘prolific’ child sex abuse (Paul Peachey, The Independent, 23 December 2014)

Westminster paedophile ring: Jailed Charles Napier will be told to name VIP abusers (Mirror, Keir Mudie, 27 December 2014)

Tory MP’s half-brother who was known as ‘Rapier Napier’ by his pupils and helped run Paedophile Information Exchange is jailed for 13 years for HUNDREDS of sex assaults on young boys in the 60s and 70s (Daily Mail, Mark Douell, 23 December 2014)

TOP MEN FACE CHARGES IN VICE NET ROUND-UP (News of the World, 21st September 1975) Dozens of arrests are expected after the Director of Public Prosecutions has acted on a detailed dossier on illegal homosexual activities. Some of the men involved are celebrated in show business, others are top names in the financial world. The arrests will come in the wake of a vice trial at the Old Bailey. Five men guilty of indecency offences involving boys will be sentenced tomorrow. At the core of the case is an amusement arcade called Playland, near Piccadilly Circus in London. Police have interviewed 152 boys, many of them “Johnny Go Home” runaways, whose search for the bright lights ended in enticement and male depravity. The vast investigation began 18 months ago. It was then that one of the men involved told me he wanted to co-operate with the police because he resented the way “some very big names” were taking advantage of young boys. The informant and I went to Commander David Helm, head of the West End Central police force. Watch was kept on Playland. And a network of vice was uncovered. Pressure was building up yesterday for the closure of Playland and any other arcades where perverts might prowl. Mr William Molloy, Labour MP for Ealing North, said: “The Old Bailey trial points to the need for immediate co-operation between local authorities, the police and the managements of these arcades.” If this was not given, the arcades must be closed, he said. The licences of Playland and six other arcades are to be reviewed by Westminster City Council’s licensing sub-committee on Friday.

If 152 boys potentially with  information on public figures as ‘clients’ were going to move to either Earl’s Court or Shepherd’s Bush –  and quite possibly start talking – action was going to have to be taken to round them up and secure their silence. The fact that their silence was successfully secured seems to be apparent by the lack of prosecution of celebrated show business types or top names in the financial world in 1976. In November 1975, no sooner had the Playland Trial No 2 ended with the conviction of Charles Hornby and his associates, then within 6-8 weeks Napier had started the Earl’s Court Gay Help Service. Screen Shot 2015-02-14 at 20.17.56

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Nov 1976: Youth Service Provision for Young Homosexuals in Earl’s Court, Submission of Evidence & Proposals, Appendix III from Nucleus

In Harold Haywood’s working group with Napier was Danny Franco (a detached youth worker with the Pitt Street Settlement in Peckham), Chris Heaume (Joint Council for Gay Teenagers), Mrs Lucille Butler (RAB’s daughter in law, Albany Trustee who knew Haywood through NAYC Youth Work), Roland Jeffery (NCCL Gay Rights Committee with Nettie Pollard) along with Ric Rogers, Albany Trust Youth Worker as the Group’s Secretary. During 1976 the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (N.C.V.Y.S.), Haywood as Executive Committee Member, had set in motion a report on ‘Young people and homosexuality’. On publication of the NCYVS report Haywood had decided to instigate a further report focused on the Earl’s Court area – which as a result of the police activity in Piccadilly Circus and publicity of the Playland Trial was attracting more of the high-end clientele than usual.

“Generally speaking they are aged between 15 and 21, are predominantly male and have come from the provinces (especially Northern England, Ireland and Scotland). They have come to London in search of employment and a new life, or have run away from a complex family situation. There have been indications that Earls Court is now an alternative to the West End for such young people.”[i]

Nucleus – otherwise known as Earl’s Court Community Action Ltd had been established in 1974 with a grant from Fondation Rejoindre, independent of government aid. It supported a holiday-play group for local children and a support group for single mothers. Situated on the Old Brompton Road, SW8, Napier in establishing his gay group counselling service at Nucleus drafted a peculiar manifesto:

“Informal social contacts between counselors would help further to foster the Gay Group’s aims, while the introduction of clients into a counsellor’s private social circle should be considered as a very helpful way in which to befriend a client. A rather more long-term outcome of the Gay Group’s activities might be the setting up of a commune, with some of the counselors as a nucleus, in which could be pursued alternative life-styles to those prevailing in gay ghettos.”

Two of the people thanked by Playland’s Robin Lloyd, in a long list of names, are members of Haywood’s Working Party with Napier – Danny Franco at the Pitt Street Settlement and Roland Jeffery, listed not in his NCCL Gay Rights Committee capacity (see below), but as general secretary of ‘Friend’ London  – as well as thanking the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police Force as a whole. London Friend’s address from 1975  was Peter Righton’s home at 48 Barbican Road, Greenford (near Ealing, West London) (source Ealing Local History through Martin Walkerdine) [see further Ian Pace’s blog for a detailed biography of Peter Righton here: Peter Righton – His Activities up until the early 1980s ]

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NCCL Ballot Biographies excerpts

Another person Robin Lloyd thanks is Detective Inspector Dick of Catford Police Station, for he had been one of the officers ‘heading up the strike force in the West End when Playland’s operation ended up in the courts”. It’s not clear whether he worked at a different West End police station at the time, watching Playland for 18 months but interesting to reflect on what Catford police knew about ‘millionaires, titled and influential people’ paying to abuse boys 12 years before the murder of Daniel Morgan 

Playland, p.180

Playland, p.180

On Monday 22 August 1977, just before Harold Haywood departs Albany Trust to create the Prince’s Trust for Young People for Prince Charles, Charles Napier is discovered by Kensington & Chelsea Council to be the Treasurer of the Paedophile Information Exchange. How is not yet known. The response of Nucleus outlined below is remarkable. They require Napier to take a holiday to get over the stress and only resign his official position not his membership of PIE. “They were satisfied with his replies and there is no reason to suppose that his work for Nucleus has been influenced by his own connection with PIE.” The fact that he was sitting on a Working Party led by a man, Harold Haywood, who had been working with the Albany Trust to co-produce PIE and PAL’s Paedophilia: Some Q&A (which stated without pedophiles there would be no youth services and so they were a benefit to society) was not known necessarily to anyone else but the Albany participants involved: Hon Mrs Lucilla Butler, Ric Rogers the Youth Worker and Harold Haywood, Chairman, later to be knighted for his services to children’s charities.

Child sex man is youth group administrator (25.08.77)

Daily Telegraph, 25th August 1977

“A leading member of the Paedophile Information Exchange – the group seeking to legalise sex between adults and children – is employed as administrator of a young person’s welfare organisation. The management council of Nucleus which receives a grant from Kensington & Chelsea Council discovered three days ago that the man, Charles Napier, was treasurer of PIE in his spare time. It decided to require him to resign his treasurership but not his membership of PIE. It declined his offer to resign from Nucleus and sent him on leave.

Mr John Dodwell, the Chariman who is a chartered accountant, said yesterday: “If we thought his work was putting children at risk we would have no hesitation in sacking him.” The management council’s decision angered several councillors on the Conservative-controlled Kensington Council which granted Nucleus £3,765 this year.

Mr Robert Orme, a councillor for 21 years: “At the next council meeting in October I shall call for discontinuing the grant forthwith. While I am not bringing any allegation against the person concerned, I consider that a group which employs a man who supports the idea of PIE is not suitable to be chief administrator of a group that organises among its activities, under-fives and youth groups. The fact stressed by the management council that Mr Napier has nothing to do with running juvenile groups means nothing. As an administrator in charge he can move freely throughout the classes. Mr Napier has been administrator of Nucleus which is registered as a charity with premises in Old Brompton Road for three years. In a statement Mr Dodwell said the management council wished to make it clear that Nucleus had never had any connection with PIE and that Mr Napier’s connection was a personal one. While firmly believing that an employee’s private life was his own affair the council had questioned him closely about his involvement with PIE and his own attitude. They were satisfied with his replies and there is no reason to suppose that his work for Nucleus has been influenced by his own connection with PIE. His work has been ‘extremely satisfactory’. The council had requested him to resign all offices in PIE “as they feel that public opinion will require a clear breach with PIE to be demonstrated. In view of the stress that recent events have placed on him they also required him to go on holiday. On his return he will continue to be employed primarily in administrative work.”

The council disclosed that Mr Napier had expressed his intention in March to leave Nucleus within the next 12 months. Nucleus defines its objective as caring for those in social need in Earl’s Court, encouraging community awareness and encouraging people to help themselves and one another. A Gay Help Service was begun in 1975 to help homosexuals ‘with personal difficulties’. It has a staff of 12 and about 80 voluntary workers. The built of its income came from a Swiss charity, Fondation Rejoindre which allocated £19,750 for the year ending last March, the last of a three year grant. The Calouste-Gulbenkian Foundation has allocated £8,000 for the next two years. Other money has come from trusts and individual donations. PIE has run into trouble over the venue for its meeting next Thursday. The booking of a room at the Shaftesbury Avenue was rescinded after 17 other bookings were cancelled and the staff threatened to walk out. Meanwhile Mr Stainton Conservative MP for Sudbury and Woodbridge who had previously referred the organisation to Mr Rees, Home Secretary, has written to him urging that PIE’s plan to hold the meeting is adequate grounds for the matter to be re-examined by the Director of Public Prosecutions.”

Chelsea News 21 Oct 1977

Chelsea News, 21 October 1977

Sir Nicholas Scott was the Conservative MP for the borough (then Chelsea) at the time. He had served as Sir Robert Carr’s PPS in 1972 during the first Playland Trial No 1, moving to become Willie Whitelaw’s PPS in Employment before losing his Paddington South seat in February 1974, and was given the safe seat of the Royal Borough as a candidate, winning in October 1974.

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The Times, Latest Appointments, 21 October 1977 Haywood’s new job is announced, no mention of being Chairman of Albany Trust

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The Times Court Circular, 2 December 1977

How Prince in mufti watched the Waterloo dossers – Prince of Wales visits South Bank

Times, The (London, England) – Friday, October 25, 1985
Author: ROBIN YOUNG
The Prince of Wale’s concern about young people in inner-city areas has extended to a midnight expedition to see young dossers sleeping on cardboard boxes beneath Waterloo Bridge.The Prince’s visit to the South Bank, where concert-goers pick their way past inert figures wrapped in urine-soaked blankets, was described yesterday by Mr Harold Haywood , director of the Royal Jubilee and Prince’s Trusts.Mr Haywood said that the Prince’s concern about the young in inner city areas, highlighted after interviews given by his architectural adviser, Dr Rod Hackney, was not new. ‘It goes back years’, MrHaywood said. ‘From when we had the first disturbances in his wedding year, 1981, His Royal Highness has been very concerned to ask what we could do in co-operation with others to alleviate stress and help the young’. The Prince spent two hours from about 11 pm one night last November under the arches at Waterloo, Mr Hayood disclosed. ‘He was not in disguise but wore mufti – a sports jacket and flannels. He did not approach any of those sleeping rough because he thought that would be impertinent. Nobody recognized the royal visitor. He was accompanied by three advisers, a security man and a driver. Afterwards he spent a considerable time at Centrepoint, the charity which provides contact and support for youngsters arriving in London, and made an unannounced visit to the Alone in London Hostel at Kings Cross, where young people thronged to tell him their problems. Last June he visited accomodation for older down-and-outs. ‘The object was to brief himself’, Mr Haywood said, ‘and as a result of all that he is now making two of his own properties available to us, so that in due course we will be able to offer overnight accomodation for such youngesters and maybe something in the longer term. He would not disclose which properties the Prince was making available, but said that they would be converted into flats. Confirming that Prince Charles had frequently expressed concern about the inner cities, Mr Hayward added that he had never blamed any government, although ‘he certainly believes that more could be done’. Asked if the Prince regarded the provision of work as the first priority, Mr Haywood replied: ‘It is bound to be at the top of everybody’s list, but there are other things. Buckingham Palace yesterday assured the Prime Minister, who is in New York, that there was no question of the Prince criticizing the Government. Dr Hackney, who reported the gist of conversation last Monday, has denied some quotations attributed to him, particularly that the Prince had said that he was worried that the country would be divided when he became King. The editor of the Manchester Evening News which carried the first interview with Dr Hackney, maintained the accuracy of his paper’s story.

Court and Social: Luncheons

Times, The (London, England) – Wednesday, May 14, 1986
National Children’s Home Viscount Tonypandy, Chairman of the National Children’s Home, presided at a ‘Children in Danger’ luncheon held yesterday at the Travellers’ Club and received a gift from Mr John O’Connell. The guests included Lord Romsey, Mr Harold Haywood , Mr Derek Nimmo, Mr O. E. A. J. Makower and Mr Brian Macarthur.

[i] ILEA/Nucleus draft job description for detached youth worker, 23 September 1976