Charlie Williams MBE

Died aged c. 79

Charles Adolphus Williams, MBE (23 December 1927 – 2 September 2006) was an English professional footballer who was one of the first black players in British football after the Second World War, and later became Britain's first well-known black stand-up comedian. He became famous from his appearances on Granada Television's The Comedians and ATV's The Golden Shot, delivering his catchphrase, "me old flower" in his broad Yorkshire accent.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Charlie Williams MBE 1927-2006 performed here. A footballer, comedian and entertainer who never forgot his Barnsley roots. "Hey up me old flower, in't it a lovely day?"

Civic Theatre, Hanson Street, Barnsley, United Kingdom where they performed