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Entertainer after dinner speaker Steve Barclay looks back on a childhood in the mill town of Oldham, Lancashire. Totally star struck watching countless summer variety shows at Blackpool.
As a child presenting his own shows in a shed at the bottom of the garden. Fulfilling his childhood dreams later in life touring theatres with TV and variety legend Danny La Rue. Working with variety stars John Inman, Ronnie Hilton, Dora Bryan, Roy Hudd.
Appearing in Pantomime with Wayne Sleep, Jimmy Cricket, Freddie Garrity.
Playing Pantomime Dame Widow Twankey with Rick Wakeman as Abernarza.
Working on cruise ships singing late night jazz after performing midnight cabaret.
Eventually becoming a member of the show business and charity fraternity the Grand Order of Water Rats.