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Added 20th January 2010 by Abigail

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1984

A mock gay-bashing letter published in City Life magazine from 1984. Edna Welthorpe was the Joe Orton-inspired pen name of a mysterious gay reader who would pop up from time to time to poke fun and keep everyone amused.
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“I think this letter must be from someone who loves the playwright Joe Orton - his alter ego was Edna Welthorpe who was a guardian of public morals. He would often write to the press as Edna outraged about his own plays.”
29 Jan 2010
“Any clues who this might be? Is Timperley a red herring?”
14 Jun 2012
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