Letter: Diana Dors request

Rising star - Diana Dors, left, in part of a photograph from the 1955 Picturegoer Film Annual which featured young actors and actresses tipped for success. Historian Ian Payne is now seeking information about her life and times in Sussex and Surrey - see letter this page.
Rising star - Diana Dors, left, in part of a photograph from the 1955 Picturegoer Film Annual which featured young actors and actresses tipped for success. Historian Ian Payne is now seeking information about her life and times in Sussex and Surrey - see letter this page.
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I AM PUTTING together a professional scrapbook of pictures and articles from all my many film mags and books about the actress Diana Dors (1931-84). I include one which your readers may be interested to see.

I wondered if anybody within your readership ever met or knew Diana, when she lived in Dunsfold village in Surrey during the 1950s. Apparently she bought the property in the village around Christmas 1957:

http://www.francisfrith.com/dunsfold/memories/my-birth-place_18101/

The project I am preparing will eventually go to Swindon Archives and is a non-commercial project where no money is being made out of it whatsoever. It is a labour of love only and in the same style as other projects I’ve done.

Out of interest, I have also been told Diana lived in Dorking/ Guildford in Surrey and near Horsham in West Sussex around 1957 – would this be the same property in the village of Dunsfold I wonder?

I look forward to replies from your readership, who can contact me via the address below or by email to:

elandimpayne@uwclub.net

IAN PAYNE

8 Thornbury Road, Walsall, West Midlands WS2 8JL