Farewell, Mrs. Slocombe

Farewell, Mrs. Slocombe

There are 5 comments on the Bennington Banner story from Jul 6, 2009, titled Farewell, Mrs. Slocombe. In it, Bennington Banner reports that:

Mrs. Betty Slocombe could have been the pin-up girl for anyone who ever worked in retailing.

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C Jansch

Stafford, TX

#1 Jul 7, 2009
I have been a fan of "Are You Being Served" for many years (airing on our local Houston PBS station). Mollie Sugden was a shining star in a fabulous cast! Aside from making me laugh to a point of tears, she resembled and reminded me of my own mother who could be quite hilarious without intent!

Ms. Sugden also won my admiration in visiting our PBS station to help raise much-needed broadcast funds. She recounted stories of continuing friendships with cast members, and spoke about her recipe for lettuce soup.

She will be greatly missed! Thank you, "Mrs. Slocombe, You've done very, very well!"
Zoe Dantin

AOL

#2 Jul 7, 2009
How I loved Mrs. Slocombe and that show "Are You Being Served?" During a particularly rough time in my own life, I stumbled across this show which at first I thought was a religious program. Need I write that I was hooked after one viewing. I still laugh at some of the classic episodes--German Week, the Greek Wedding, Punch and Judy, and some of the Christmas shows. I like to use the phrase that old Mr. Grace called them--"that silly lot." May the Pouf, Shirley Brahms, and now Mrs. Slocombe all rest in peace. That silly lot sure made the rest of the world laugh their heads off.
susan merritt

Rome, GA

#3 Jul 8, 2009
my prayers and thoughts are with her family and friends. i am a fan and a friend across the pond. i love you molly even though i will still have you in the videos. i still feel a great loss. heaven must really be a happy place with you there.
Mark

Reading, UK

#4 Jun 18, 2010
What a brilliant story - you wouldnt have the recipe of Mollie's Lettuce soup would you to share on our Mollie website? My email is on the website http://www.officialmolliesugden.co.uk
Thank You
C Jansch wrote:
I have been a fan of "Are You Being Served" for many years (airing on our local Houston PBS station). Mollie Sugden was a shining star in a fabulous cast! Aside from making me laugh to a point of tears, she resembled and reminded me of my own mother who could be quite hilarious without intent!
Ms. Sugden also won my admiration in visiting our PBS station to help raise much-needed broadcast funds. She recounted stories of continuing friendships with cast members, and spoke about her recipe for lettuce soup.
She will be greatly missed! Thank you, "Mrs. Slocombe, You've done very, very well!"
Thomas W Maguire

Calhoun, GA

#5 Apr 13, 2012
I was able to meet Mr.Rumbold when he came to a local tv station in conway, ar. Unfortunately Mr.Lucas has passed away now also. May they all rest in peace and know how much they are missed and also that they touched many lives. I got handwritten autographs from Mr.Inman, Sugden, Brahms,Peacock, Lucas, Rumbold, Lovelock and Mavis Moulterd

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