All other reports from meetings at Mill Hill and the Liverpool statue can now be found here.
Everyone meets at the grave at around 1pm on the Sunday nearest to his death (January 28), the Sunday nearest to his birthday (April 17) and again at the end of September or beginning of October.
Visitors are welcome to bring flowers or message cards to leave on the grave.
The BFITOY Club then meet at the Castle Pub, 452 Finchley Road, London NW11 8DG. This is about five miles from the cemetery and food is available there. Those who travel by public transport can be provided with a lift to the pub, which is fairly close to Billy Fury Way, for those who wish to visit it.
TO REACH PADDINGTON CEMETERY, MILL HILL
|By tube: Take the Northern Line (black on the plans) north to Finchley Central on the Barnet branch.
It is three miles to the cemetery, but there is a freephone taxi number in the booking hall.
Don't make the mistake of going to Mill Hill East station, as there are no taxis, and it is a long walk to the cemetery.
|By bus: London Red bus number 221 stops at the bottom of Milespit Hill/Pursley Road. The bus runs from Edgware/Turnpike Lane.
Bus/tube latest information: Telephone London Transport travel on 020 7222 1234. If you find that any of these details are out of date, please let me know, as I can update them instantly.
|By car: Leave the M1 at junction 2, joining the Great North Way (A1).
After about a mile, go left into Holders Hill Road (B552). After a further mile, you will come to a roundabout called Holders Hill Circus.
Turn left here into Devonshire Road, which becomes Sanders Lane.
After about half a mile, there is a school and bus stop on the left, and Milespit Hill is on the right. Turn into Milespit Hill.
The cemetery entrance gates are on the right after a quarter of a mile.
Go through the gates, turn left and go to the top of the rise. The memorial bench is on the left and Billy's grave is on the right.
FROM CEMETERY TO CASTLE PUB
|Left to the junction Sanders Lane; Left at Sanders Lane which runs into Devonshire Road; At the roundabout keep right and take 2nd exit (looks like you are going full circle here) and left into Holders Hill Road (B552); At the traffic lights continue forward onto P arsons Street (A502); Continue on A502 - the road changes name to Brent Street - then to Golders Green Road (A502); At major traffic light junction turn right into Finchley Road(A598); (At this junction Golders Green bus terminal is on the left. If you go forward here you have gone too far. It is now North End Road. Continue on A598 to the traffic lights and the Castle is on the left. - Provided by Albert Dickenson, BFITOY.
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