Memory of the news on May 11th 2002
by Paul Dunford
That was the day he signed all of my albums and I asked if
he would support the idea of an Official website.
He agreed and www.hingeandbracket-official.co.uk was born a couple of months later. It went live on the 11th May 2004 in memory of Patrick Fyffe who had died 2 years earlier. Since then I petitioned the BBC to release 'Dear Ladies' on DVD and finally they relented and released them in 2007.
On the 26th July 2004. George Logan and myself were invited along to LBC 97.3 to do an interview with Steve Allen on life with Patrick Fyffe and Hinge & Bracket. We talked about the Official Website, The Buxton Weekend and our Memories.
I have raised money on the site each year for flowers for Patrick's
travel to Taunton to pay our respects.
Thanks to Kathy
Duguid's idea, all monies that were originally raised to
give to the Dame Hilda Bracket trust went towards getting
fitted at the Crematorium
Thanks to all of the fans that signed the petitions on the website as in March my dream came true... The BBC got in touch to thank me for the support of Hinge & Bracket and told me they are planning to release Dear Ladies on DVD for the first time. (Full details on the Blog) On the 8th October 2007, Series One of "Dear Ladies" was finally released officially by Acorn Media/BBC.
There is also the Gala Evenings DVD which came out in February 2008
Series 2 of "Dear Ladies" is now also released, Series 3 followed 6th April 2009.
is also a box set of Series 1-3 and the Gala Evenings out
May 11th 2012 marked ten years since Patrick Fyffe had passed away and we organised a wonderful event in which George Logan kindly joined us, as did Christopher Underwood.
George & Louie joined lots of us in Taunton Deane Crematorium to see Patrick's Grave & Bench on the 10th anniversary of his death.
May 11th 2013 we held another Evening Do which went very well and I even joined in singing the Cat Duet with Paul Bishop & Mo Coulson. My work to keep the Hinge & Bracket dream alive will be ongoing.
Every year I raise money and we travel to Taunton to pay our respects to Patrick and other fans that can travel down, join in the celebrations.
Thank you to all of you for the support in helping remember Patrick Fyffe and the great act that was and always will be; HINGE & BRACKET
The old website address changed on 13th October due to Madasafish (Plusnet) being awkward and not allowing me to transfer the name to the new website host. So the site became www.hingeandbracketofficial.co.uk
22nd November 2016 was opening night of "The Dowager's Oyster" in London at the So And So Arts Club. It was my birthday so what better party to go to other than this. We met up with some regular fans and the show was fantastic. George then mingled with us and we went for a drink afterwards.