Goodness gracious guys and gals, you know I thought that Ena Sharples lookalike in the Cavern photo with Jimmy and Harold Wilson was just some battleaxe who managed a pretty neat photobomb in 1966
Turns out she's a pretty famous Liverpool lass, a legend in fact. Guys and gals I give you, Battling Bessie !
Here's her wiki entry
Phew, Bessie is certainly my kinda lady and I'll certainly be looking for more information about her 'frequent clashes with the press'
Bessie is even rumoured to be the butt of this famous Churchill riposte
I'd sure like to see Bessie in action today. Heck I'd pay good money to see her on that panel questioning Tom Watson the other day ! Imagine her sitting back as the NHS goes down the toilet while a few idiots in the House of Commons discuss Satanic abuse.
And, as for the Savile nonsense, well Jimmy was VERY well known by 1966. Do I think Bessie would have stood in the same room let alone, the same photo as a man who preyed on poor vulnerable girls ?
Who knows ? But I for one would like to see someone like her take on the fakes and useless folk running our country and judiciary at the moment. Heck, even her statue would do me
Well done Bessie, another working class hero
At the Labour Party Conference July 1966
Here's some extra info for you